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Congratulations to the team

The NewTek All-American Video Crew competition seeks out the best high school video production students in the country. After viewing numerous video contest entries, our judges selected these four outstanding students as this year’s crew:

Grace King
Nina Martinez

These high-school seniors have won a place on the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Week broadcast team, operating TriCaster and 3Play systems. 

Check out their winning contest videos and learn more about the crew.

Thanks to everyone who entered our contest. 


Andrew Deneau of Boyne City, MI

Andrew Deneau, an honor roll student, and two time award winner of the United States Achievement Academy - National Leadership and Service Awards.

Boyne City High School People's Choice Award Winner 2012 & Charlevoix Emmett Intermediate School District Career and Technical - Superior Achievement in Tv and Film Production & Broadcasting, May 2012.

Currently serving as Vice President of the Student Class Council, formerly served as Class Representative. DECA, drama participant, and a member of the school's golf and tennis teams.

Andrew's passion for film and video production began at a young age. He now writes, directs, edits, does GFX, and sound design for his own videos. Deneau's future plans include attending college where he plans to pursue a degree in film and video production.


Vernicia Griffie

Vernicia Griffie was born in Texarkana, Texas, where she is a student at Texas High School. 

As well as being president of her school’s audio/video production club, TigerVision, she holds office in several other organizations, including National Honor Society and Interact Club.
She has been enrolled in the TigerVision program since her eighth grade year.

Since her sophomore year, she has been a weekly anchor on Texas High’s daily TigerVision broadcast, and has also been a part of the sports videography crew since her junior year, which involves being a sideline videographer at all of the varsity football games.

Vernicia’s work with video production and broadcast journalism include a national award in live reporting at the Student Television Network convention in 2013. For the future, she intends to pursue a career as a political analyst, anchoring for a national news broadcast.

Riley Bussell

Riley Bussell – Lake Orion, MI

Riley Bussell is a senior at Lake Orion High School in Lake Orion, Michigan. She is a two-year member of the Lake Orion HS Television Production Workshop, which produces one of the best high school newscasts in the state. She is also a volunteer at ONTV, a local public access station. Riley enjoys running, playing basketball and ultimate frisbee. She will attend Central Michigan University next fall to pursue a degree in broadcast journalism.


Zachary Butler

As a senior at Allen High School in Allen, Texas, Zachary Butler began stadium work and broadcast camera work at 15 years old at the Allen Event Center for the Allen Wranglers (United Conference of the Indoor Football League).

He was hired at the age of 16 as the Handheld Camera Operator for the Allen Americans’ 2012-2013 Season (Central Hockey League) and currently works for the 2013-2014 season. Zachary also works annual events at the Allen Event Center.

Even with a fair amount of professional experience in the broadcast field, his hard work and dedication is geared toward filmmaking, and he’s planning on a career in the film industry. In the meantime, Zachary will continue to do more event camera work for broadcast. He says of his new role on the 2014 All-American Video Crew, "Hard work truly does pay off."