RMA’s Eagle News Network Earns National Awards

Zach Garrett, '11
ENN Earns National Recognition During Competition.
Riverside Military Academy’s cadet-produced Eagle News Network (ENN) earned national recognition in the recent Student Television Network’s (STN) Fall National Challenge contest, beating out high school teams from across the nation.   

During the month of October, the ENN team, 14 RMA cadets who manage the Academy’s cadet-produced news show, competed in the six-day film and broadcast competition. ENN submitted four entries in the STN competition and earned first place with their public service announcement about fire prevention and honorable mention in the news category with the topic, “Lost and Found: High school seniors find their post-grad path during a pandemic.” 

ENN is RMA’s broadcast video production program where cadets are trained using industry-standard equipment and journalism practices while earning academic credit in the fine arts. Cadets must apply and interview before being selected to be on the ENN team, which is cadet-run under the direction of Mr. Zach Garrett, RMA’s instructor of video production and a 2011 RMA graduate.  Begun in the spring of 2018, ENN produces one episode every two weeks and has aired over 40 episodes and special features on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram, and has over 120,000 collective views.

STN is a non-profit international association of high school and middle school broadcast journalism, film, and multimedia programs. RMA’s ENN team has been affiliated since June 2019 and these mark their first-ever awards from the organization, which runs frequent regional and national contests ranging from challenges to broadcast and film excellence opportunities.