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May 2020 - The BEAT produces a virtual "Top 30 Student Teacher Recognition" video for Brunswick High School, which was posted on the BEAT website.
May 2020 - BEAT alum Sam Boyer, Brittany Lemmerman, Michael Thomas, Rachel Williams and Jonathan Yokiel are selected as 2020 BEAT Hall of Fame inductees.
April 2020 - The BEAT's Matthew Kovach and Gabby Reck participate in the Rotary's annual Four-Way Speech Contest.
March 2020 - Danbury residents donate $1,000 to the BEAT.
March 2020 - The BEAT's Luke Wilmot is selected to work as part of the 2020 Akron RubberDucks' video crew.
March 2020 - The BEAT's Mia Dolan, Abigail Karim and Theerthaa Krishnan participate in the Eagles' annual God, Flag & Country competition.
February 2020 - Cleveland Cavaliers legends Larry Nance Sr. and Campy Russell join BEAT reporters as they deliver over 150 handcrafted valentines to residents at Danbury and Plum Creek Assisted Living Communities. WEWS and FOX8 produced news packages of the event.
January 2020 - The BEAT began a yearlong celebration of its 20th anniversary.
December 2019 - Brunswick Fraternal Order of Eagles #3505 donates $400 to the BEAT.
December 2019 - BEAT students appear on the ice, as they held the American flag at a Cleveland Monsters' game. The students also participate in a three-hour Monsters field trip.
November 2019 - The BEAT's Zuri Howerton creates our first podcast, spotlighting Strongsville's Young Chef's Academy.
November 2019 - The BEAT took over FOX8's Instagram, sharing 12 Medina County-based news stories, created by BEAT reporters, throughout the day.
October 2019 - The BEAT is featured on WKYC's "Go" Morning Show, with Dave Chudowsky visiting our studio. The BEAT also produced a news segment that aired on WKYC.
August 2019 - Engelke Construction donates & constructs in our BEAT studio a green screen cyc.
July 2019 - BEAT reporters produce daily articles on the Medina County Fair for the Medina Gazette.
June 2019 - For the fourth consecutive year, BEAT reporters serve as announcers for the annual Brunswick Summer Celebration June 19-23.
June 2019 - Received $5,000 grant from Medina County Women's Endowment Fund (MCWEF)
June 2019 - Welcomed 26 new BEAT reporters into the BEAT Video Program.
May 2019 - Completed the school year with 297 BEAT news stories published by Northeast Ohio news sources (exceeding the past BEAT record of 247 stories published within the school year).
May 2019 - Alexis Gemelas (2018 BHS alum) and Deborah Wasylko (BusinessBEAT host) are inducted into the 2019 BEAT Alumni Hall of Fame.
November 2018 - Completed an Active Threat Video for the Brunswick City School District, which was used to train all students in early 2019.
September 2018 - BEAT selected to participate in the 2018 Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) Student Achievement Fair in Columbus, Ohio.
September 2018 - BEAT is featured nationally in the September edition of TV Technology magazine.
August 2018 - BEAT receives close to $10,000 in donations from 100+ Women Who Care - Medina. The funds will be used to upgrade BEAT equipment.
July 2018 - BEAT receives $3,000 in donations from supporters of a John Wasylko Facebook Birthday Fundraiser.
July 2018 - Danbury Senior Living Community becomes an annual BEAT sponsor.
July 2018 - Twenty-three new reporters joins the BEAT team, which now total sixty in number.
April 2017 - The Brunswick Educational Foundation (BEF) selects the BEAT Video Program as one of its ten 2016-17 grant recipients.
April 2017 - BEAT advisor John Wasylko receives the Roxie L. Cole Leadership award from the Central States Alliance for Community Media (ACM) in Cincinnati, OH.
March 2017 - BEAT reporters Hannah Wasylko, Joseph Baxter & Jonathan Yokiel competes in the 2017 Rotary Four-Way Speech. Hannah placed third and Joseph first (he will move on to district).
February 2017 - BEAT reporter Allison Rhoades interviews WEWS General Manager Steve Weinstein onsite in the WEWS studios.
January 2017 - Scene75 Entertainment becomes a BEAT sponsor for six years ($12,000). Funds will be used to upgrade BEAT production equipment.
December 2016 - BEAT reporters Jonathan Yokiel & Lilian Cox were selected as 2017 video interns for the Akron Rubberducks. The Rubberducks now have FIVE current/past BEAT members on their video crew.
August 2016 - For the second year, BEAT reporters covered the Medina County Fair for the Medina Gazette. Five BEAT articles were featured on the front page of the Gazette during the week.
August 2016 - Over 50 BEAT student "backpack journalists" (grades 6-12) assembles to plan their projects for the 2016-2017 school year. This group included 22 first-year reporters.
July 2016 - The BEAT receives a grant from the Medina County Arts organization.
July 2016 - The BEAT receives a grant from the Medina County Women's Endowment Fund.
June 2016 - The BEAT purchases two new AVID video editors, a teleprompter and a new video camera with some of the funds raised through their "BEAT The Odds" campaign.
June 2016 - As of June 15th, 247 BEAT news news stories/videos were published by Northeast Ohio media sources. This was the largest annual amount published by a BEAT team. Congratulations!
May 2016 - BEAT reporter Hannah Wasylko joined fellow reporter/manager Allison Rhoades and Gabe Wasylko (2015 BEAT alum) as a video crew member for the Akron Rubberducks AA baseball team.
May 2016 - BEAT students visits WOIO/Channel 19 studios as part of their annual field trip.
April 2016 - BEAT reporter Joseph Baxter's video feature on Medina Creative Housing airs on WOIO Channel 19 news. Joseph was featured live in the studio with Ramona Robinson.
February 2016 - WOIO Channel 19 profiles the BEAT Video Program as part of their "Ramona's Kids" segment.
December 2015 - As of December 31, 2015, over 110 BEAT articles have been published by Northeast Ohio media news sources since August 5, 2015.
December 2015 - BEAT managers Alexis Gemelas & Allison Rhoades were honored by the Ohio Senate for their work on the State Farm 2N2 video.
December 2015 - BEAT managers Alexis Gemelas & Allison Rhoades, along with the BEAT staff, were honored at both the Brunswick Schools' BOE meeting and City of Brunswick Council meeting.
December 2015 - BEAT parents & students establish their "BEAT The Odds" fundraiser for new equipment. Goal: $60,000. To date, $21,300 has been raised.
December 2015 - The BEAT receives $12,000 from Brunswick High School for their involvement in the State Farm 2N2 video. These funds will be used to purchase new studio equipment in 2016.
November 2015 - BEAT managers Alexis Gemelas & 7 Allison Rhoades appear on FOX 8 in the Morning to promote the BEAT/BHS video entry in State Farm's 2N2 contest.
November 2015 - LCCC/Midpoint Campus visits the BEAT studios to explore student journalism/video production/college credit opportunities.
November 2015 - WOIO Channel 19 tapes news segment with Alexis Gemelas & Allison Rhoades promoting the BEAT/BHS State Farm 2N2 Contest entry.
November 2015 - Over seventy-five BEAT articles have been published in Northeast Ohio media outlets since Aug. 5th, 2015.
November 2015 - The BEAT's video for BHS was selected as one of 100 finalists from over 1,000 videos submitted nationally for State Farm's 2N2 contest. Twenty-two schools from this group will each receive $100,000 based on online voting between Nov. 9-13.
October 2015 - Sixty BEAT stories are published by Northeast Ohio media sources since August 5, 2015.
October 2015 - StrongsvIlle Schools visit the BEAT to learn more about the program.
October 2015 - Green Local Schools, whom the BEAT worked with over the summer, publishes its first BEAT article for its newly-formed "Bulldog BEAT" Program.
October 2015 - The BEAT creates a :30 commercial for Brunswick High School to enter in State Farm's 2N2 contest (first prize: $100,000).
September 2015 - WOW Internet/Cable and Cleveland Clinic become 2015-16 BEAT sponsors.
August 2015 - The BEAT welcomes twenty-two new reporters to the Program, as the Program branches out to produce stories covering Medina County.
August 2015 - BEAT reporters provide daily coverage of the Medina County Fair for the Medina Gazette. Several stories are featured on the Gazette's front page.
July 2015 - BEAT advisor John Wasylko establishes a Twitter (@JWasylko) and Facebook account, which will provide daily updates on the BEAT Video Program.
July 2015 - The BEAT receives a grant from the Medina County Community Fund (MCCF), which will be used for operational and equipment upgrades.
June 2015 - BEAT members Gabe Wasylko and Allison Rhoades serve as summer interns for the Akron Rubberducks video crew.
June 2015 - The BEAT works with Green Local Schools to develop their BEAT Program, which will begin in Fall 2015.
March 2015 - Grant Relic's 200th SportsBEAT program airs on the BEAT.
February 2014 - BEAT reporter Alexis Gemelas interviews Tom Batiuk, Funky Winkerbean creator.
February 2014 - Rita Andolsen from WKYC Channel 3 visits the BEAT to present a grant from the Gannett Foundation, which will be used to support the BEAT Video Program.
February 2014 - BEAT students tour WEWS Channel 5 news studios and meet with news anchor Tracy Carloss.
April 2013 - BEAT students Hannah Wasylko and Molly McGinnis receive Silver Trophies for their Brunswick School News "Giant Eagle Fit As a Pro" video at the 44th annual MCA-I Media Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 9, 2013.
April 2013 - The BEAT earns a Silver Award at the 44th annual MCA-I Media Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, for their BlueCoats of Medina County video.
March 2013 - BEAT reporter Bojana Vujovic interviewed Cleveland Browns defensive lineman Billy Winn in the BEAT studio on March 16th.
February 2013 - BEAT reporters visit Lorain County Commmunity College (LCCC) to tour the schools' new TV production studio and learn about educational opportunities.
February 2013 - BEAT students Rohan Srivastava, Nicole and Allison Rhoades co-produce a series of monthly "food tips" segments with Giant Eagle in Brunswick.
January 2013 - BEAT students visit WEWS NewsChannel 5 to witness firsthand how a nightly newscast is created. Anchor/reporter Tracy Carloss answered questions from the group.
December 2012 - BEAT students wrap gifts at Barnes & Noble in Akron to raise funds in support of the Northeast Ohio Make-A-Wish foundation.
December 2012 - BEAT reporter Hannah Wasylko interviews Cleveland Cavaliers star Anderson Verejao.
November 2012 - The BEAT was awarded a $6,000 grant from NewsChannel 5 and the Scripps Howard Foundation.
August 2012 - Seven new BEAT reporters are added to the BEAT staff.
May 2012 -BEAT manager Tyler Maruschak was selected as one of two recipients of the 2012 NATAS (Lower Great Lakes Chapter) Scholarship. Go to www.NATASLGL.org, then scroll over the "student" link to "scholarships", where you'll read Tyler's entry.
April 2012 - Rohan Srivastava places FIRST among all student entries in the 43rd annual MCA-I Media Festival, earning the Gold Trophy. Additionally, Nicole Rhoades was awarded a Silver Trophy in the national competition.
March 2012 - Video Program students visit FOX 8 Cleveland for a field trip and on-camera class assignment. Students were given an extensive behind-the-scenes tour of the facilities by FOX 8 sports reporter PJ Ziegler. Then, students had three hours to write and produce a segment about the experience. View the completed video at thebeat.pegcentral.com.
February 2012 - Video Program students interview Cleveland Cavaliers players Christian Eyenga and Ben Uzoh. View the completed video at thebeat.pegcentral.com.
February 2012 - Video Program students interview Cleveland Cavaliers' Admaad Crump at Kidder Elementary.
December 2011 - The annual "Beat Holiday Concert Series", featuring 22 concerts videotaped within a three-week period, was completely produced by Video Program students.
September 2011 - A staff of student managers assumed all management and operational responsibilities of the BEAT, thus making the channel entirely student-run.
August 2011 - The Video Program finished in the Top 10 of schools competing in Ford's "Focus on Schools" Program, earning a $2,000 prize.
July 2011 - The Video Program was recognized for "Best News Program" (Youth) and "Best Music Video" (Youth) at the Alliance for Community Media's (ACM) annual Hometown Video Awards.
June 2011 - The Video Program videotaped the 2011 Brunswick City Schools Commencement Ceremonies in Akron, Ohio.
May 2011 - Video Program students videotaped the 2011 Medina County Career Center Award Ceremonies in Medina, Ohio.
September 2010 - Video Program students Nicole Rhoades, Brielle Trussa and Gabe Wasylko videotaped an interview with Demi Lovato (Disney singer/actress) at Quicken Loans Arena.
September 2010 - Gabe Wasylko, third-year Video Program student, was invited to videotape at President Obama's Press Conference at Cuyahoga Community College's Western Campus.
August 2010 - ClearChannel honored the Video Program with a billboard.
August 2010 - The Video Program was featured in the August edition of Government Video magazine.
July 2010 - The Video Program was presented a check for $5,000 by Sam Rosenwasser (WEWS Vice President/General Manager) in support of the Program's Mass Media/Journalism & Backpack Journalism efforts.
July 2010 - Hailey Clouse, one of three Video Program managers, spent a one-day shadowing experience at the Akron Beacon Journal.
July 2010 - Nicole Rhoades, one of three Video Program managers, shadowed Tracy Carloss (WEWS Anchor/Reporter).
July 2010 - The Video Program was recognized for "Overall Excellence - Educational Access (Budget under $300,000) at the Alliance for Community Media's (ACM) annual Hometown Video Awards in Pittsburgh, PA.
May 2010 - BEAT Reporter Tyler Maruschak was selected to serve as a "BEAT Reporter for a Day" by the Cleveland Indians.
February 2010 - The Video Program was featured in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
January 2010 - Video Program students toured WKYC-Channel 3 studios.
December 2009 - Fifteen Video program students were selected to represent Brunswick City Schools on a nationally-broadcast Education Video Forum with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Brunswick was one of two schools nationally to appear on the program.
September 2009 - The Video Program was selected by the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) to be the FIRST student documnetary team for their annual Capital Conference.
June 2009 - The Brunswick Schools Video Program was recognized by the Alliance for Community Media (ACM) for "Excellence in Educational Access - Budget under $200,000", and was honored at ACM's annual Conference in Portland, OR. in July.
May 2009 - The Brunswick Schools Video Program was a finalist in Time Warner Cable's "National Teacher Awards" competition.
April 2009 - The Video Program was featured in the Alliance for Community Media's (ACM) "Community Media Review" (Spring 2009 edition).
April 2009 - The Video Program was featured on the Leightronix website (http://www.leightronix.com/customers.php).
February 2009 - The Brunswick Schools Video Program placed first in a TV commercial contest spomsored by the Ohio School of Broadcasting, and were presented a $500 award from former Fox 8 anchor Tim Taylor.
February 2009 - The Video Department videotaped interviews and b-roll for SAMHSA's nationally-distributed "Road to Recovery" TV series.
February 2009 - Video Program reporter Rachel Williams interviewed Ohio Governor Ted Strickland during a press conference at Brunswick High School.
January 2009 - The Brunswick Schools Video Program won first place in SportsTime Ohio's annual BUMP (Broadcast Media Production) Awards for its "Brunswick School News" TV program. Watch BSN shows on BEAT Video-On-Demand.
September 2008 - Video Program reporter Hailey Clouse interviewed Rick Jackson, host of WVIZ's "NewsDepth" TV show.
Thanks for Making 2011 a Great Year!
The Brunswick Schools Video Program thanks all of our wonderful sponsors for making 2011 an exceptional year. Since 2000, the nationally-recognized, award-winning Program has provided over 200 students (grades 6-12) the unique opportunity to produce, direct, shoot and edit over 1,500 programs that have aired locally and nationally.
Students gain valuable skills in teamwork and creativity on high-end equipment, while our district and Medina County community benefit from new and fresh community programming.
The Program would not exist if not for the generous support of the Brunswick School District, Board of Education, and over 80 businesses who contributed over $150,000 in funds, equipment and services toward the purchase of state-of-the-art video production equipment.
Interested in becoming a sponsor? Please contact John Wasylko, Community Relations
Director/Video Club Co-Advisor, at (330) 273-0522 or via e-mail at email@example.com.