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Photo provided by Tonya Lowentritt -- Southeastern Channel representatives are, from left, are Rick Settoon, general manager; Kristen Roussel, of Hester, first-place national winner for her PSA; Danielle Shearer, of Hammond, national finalist for her promo; and Steve Zaffuto, Southeastern Channel operations manager and advanced video production instructor.

The Southeastern Louisiana University television station was named first in the nation by College Broadcasters Inc. for the second year in a row at the 2015 National Student Production Awards recently in Minneapolis.

The Southeastern Channel has won national finalist recognition 11 times for productions ranked in the top four in the nation, a news release said.

“Save Water,” a public service announcement about water conservation and its effect on the environment and ecosystem produced by senior Kristen Roussel, of Hester, won first place in the best video public service announcement category.

The Southeastern Channel was named a 2015 national finalist as one of the top four in the country for best video promo for the student sportscast “The Big Game,” produced by senior Danielle Shearer, of Hammond.

“It’s a great honor for our students to be recognized as best in the nation for the second straight year,” General Manager Rick Settoon said. “Kristen and Danielle are incredibly creative and talented, and they work hard to produce a very high standard of quality. Their spots look professionally produced. You’d never know they were made by students.”

Roussel and Shearer are communication majors who produced the spots for an advanced video production course in the electronic media concentration of the Department of Languages and Communication, the release said.

“Studying at the Southeastern Channel has helped me learn the importance of camera angles, lighting and timely editing,” Roussel said. “I incorporated a lot of what I learned into filming and editing my PSA.”

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