KCSN TAKES RADIO AWARDS IN OPEN MIKE COMPETITION.Byline: SIMONE SCHRAMM Community columnist
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, Northridge's award-winning radio station, won two Golden Mike Awards and a special merit award from the Radio-Television News Association of Southern California Southern California, also colloquially known as SoCal, is the southern portion of the U.S. state of California. Centered on the cities of Los Angeles and San Diego, Southern California is home to nearly 24 million people and is the nation's second most populated region, .
The winning entries were ``The Evening Update'' broadcast on Sept. 25 for best newscast writing, over 15 minutes. Contributors to the show were News Director Keith S. Goldstein and journalism students Sean Frank, Michael O'Keefe, Joselyn Ontiveros, Satish Panchal, Cheryl Porter, Esmeralda Ramirez, Alex Stamakinley and Matthew Workman.
Workman, a senior, also won for best investigative reporting for a story he did on immigration immigration, entrance of a person (an alien) into a new country for the purpose of establishing permanent residence. Motives for immigration, like those for migration generally, are often economic, although religious or political factors may be very important. processing delays.
Goldstein won a merit award for best hard-news series for the six-part series ``Domestic Violence: The Cycle of Abuse.''
``We have always set very high standards in the KCSN newsroom and work very much together as a team in order to produce an exceptional product for our audience in the San Fernando San Fernando, city, Argentina
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The Art Department at Porter Middle School in Granada Hills recognized 30 of its students Thursday for their achievement in creating the mural ``The Heroes of 2003.''
The mural pays tribute to artists, singers, firefighters and even superheroes Superheroes are fictional heroes who possess abilities beyond those of normal human beings.
Superheroes may also refer to:
``Our school really needs an image to inspire the students to achieve,'' said Jessica Fisher, art department chairwoman. ``When they look at it, they're able to see something that they believe in.
The mural is painted in three panels: Clouds drawn in a ``Simpsons''-like style, the question ``Who Inspires You?'' surrounded by bubbles and the third panel represents heroes like the artist Picasso, football players, basketball players, popular singers and superheroes like Batman and Superman.
Dubnoff Center for Child Development in North Hollywood received a $10,000 Starbucks Foundation grant to support its Literacy Program and Reading Resource Lab, which serves students with emotional, behavioral and learning disabilities.
The center will use the funds to buy educational software, books and instructional support material.
Alexander Park of Chatsworth was selected to participate in the National Youth Leadership Forum on Defense, Intelligence and Diplomacy.
The curriculum for the forum is based on actual world events, allowing participants to learn from examples set by previous generations of leaders. He will examine how the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. plans for peace and prepares for crisis.
Bryan Hunter, a graduating senior at Oakwood Secondary School in North Hollywood, has been named a candidate in the 2004 Presidential Scholars Program The Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by executive order of the President of the United States to recognize and honor some of the most distinguished American graduating high school seniors.. .
Candidates are selected for their exceptional performance on either the College Board SAT or the ACT assessment tests. Further consideration is based on students' essays, self-assessments, descriptions of activities, school recommendations and school transcripts.
The Commission on Presidential Scholars will select one young man and one young woman from each state, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico Puerto Rico (pwār`tō rē`kō), island (2005 est. pop. 3,917,000), 3,508 sq mi (9,086 sq km), West Indies, c.1,000 mi (1,610 km) SE of Miami, Fla. and U.S. students living abroad.
Scholars will be announced in May.