A selection committee for the Journalism Education Association, made up of former broadcast professionals and student media advisers, has named Alyssa Boehringer of McKinney High School as a Distinguished Broadcast Adviser for her work on MHS1.
The recognition is part of the association’s presentation of 2014 National Broadcast Adviser of the Year sponsored by Lindenwood University. That award went to Michael Hernandez, Mira Costa High School, Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Boehringer’s honor helps MHS, as well. Distinguished Advisers receive $500 for equipment or scholarships for their school programs. MHS1 is created by the broadcasting students at MHS under the direction of Boehringer.
Boehringer has been teaching audio/video production and broadcast journalism at McKinney High School for nine years. “So far it’s a pretty great gig,” she states on her website, alyssaboehringer.com.