The Intercollegiate Broadcasting System will announce its 2021 High School Media Awards at 7pm this evening in a virtual ceremony.
Powdersville High School Junior Olivia Whobrey leads the way with four of this year's 15 nominations, including Best News Promotion (Entertainment News) for a Phineas & Ferb feature, and Best Show Promo, Best Website, and Best Podcast - all for her Podcast Culture Shorts. Her classmate Thomas Hudson is up for Best Station Promo, Powdersville Sophomore Rebecca Hoffman for Best Station ID, and Palmetto Junior Will Hopkins for Best PSA.
Grads Olivia Jones (Belton-Honea Path, Best Commercial and Best Use of YouTube), Grace Bilbrey (Palmetto, Best Newscast), Brooke Darby (Palmetto, Best Sports Update), and Hanna Binnicker (Powdersville, Best Event Promo) are all finalists as well.
WPPB is a Best High School Station finalist for the fourth consecutive year (winning in 2018 and 2019), and Instructors John Boone (audio/radio) and Winston Cely (film/video) are finalists for best Faculty Advisors in their areas.