This past week on Thursday, May 10 and Friday, May 11, the Wisconsin Community Media (WCM) Spring Conference and Best of the Midwest Media Fest was held at the Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel and Convention Center in Oshkosh. Merrill High School’s Merrill Productions crew was involved in both presenting at a session during the conference and receiving several awards during the banquet held Thursday evening.
Station Manager, Nathan Meyer; Draco Fink, Producer; and Anthony Kromrie, Student Producer, participated in the session entitled, “Successful School Partnerships.” Later that same evening several of the Merrill Productions crew received awards. WCM and Midwest Alliance of Community Media team up for this conference and media fest each year. These awards would be equivalent to medals such as Excellence (Gold), Achievement (Silver), and Merit (Bronze).
Carl Dornbrack and Sara Schoerner – Achievement Award and Best in Show – Schools for the category of Performing Arts – Amateur Level for the program, On Stage, Monday Night Performance.
Anthony Kromrie and Carl Dornbrack – Achievement Award for the category of Sports for the program Varsity Volleyball vs. St. Croix Central – Sectional Finals.
Nathan Meyer and John Sample – Merit Award for the category of Talk Show for the program Bluejay Chat, Episode 5
Nathan Meyer – Merit Award for the category of Local Events for the program 2017 Graduation.
Nathan Meyer and Deb Brunett – Merit Award for the category of Local Events for the program 2017 Mock Crash.
“Merrill Productions, or MP3 as we were known as, since 2001 has received numerous awards in its existence – 31 awards to be exact,” said Merrill Productions Operations Manager Deb Brunett. “We wish to thank our school district and community for the support it has given us. We truly would not be where we are today without the City of Merrill, Merrill Area Public Schools, and our community. Thank you all so much!”