All are welcome to join the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation in celebrating 10 years of BHS-TV during the foundation’s annual Homecoming Week “Alumni Legends” event on Thursday, September 29th. “BHS-TV Beyond the Studio” will feature former Barrington High School students who are now TV professionals.
BHS-TV is a nationally-recognized television production program that has helped countless charities and community organizations tell stories through video over the past decade. The program is made possible through financial support from the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation.
Because of their achievements with the program, BHS-TV students have been invited twice to the White House to meet President Obama, won a visit from Rihanna, worked with Chicago network news and sports, created music videos and so much more. BHS-TV is one of the most successful high school video programs in the country, having raised over $6-million for local charities and earned over 70 Student Excellence Awards from the National Television Academy.
Some of those BHS-TV awards have been for videos students produced for 365Barrington.com. Having employed a number of BHS-TV students over the years we have witnessed, first-hand, the tremendous skill these young professionals possess as they cover local news and events.
As a former TV news reporter/anchor/producer, I know from experience that Mr. Doles’ young students are light-years ahead of many COLLEGE graduates entering the TV news field in terms of preparation and ability.
The quality of their work, creativity and professionalism – as high school students – consistently blows me away.
I believe BHS-TV is one of the most exciting opportunities available to Barrington 220 students and we have Mr. Doles and the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation to thank for that.
Every ticket and donation during Thursday’s BHS-TV Beyond the Studio Alumni Legends event will go toward funding a BHS-TV editing van, which will allow students to cover live community events like sports, fine arts and other gatherings.
Moderated by 48 Hours Mystery Correspondent Maureen Maher, Thursday’s “Beyond the Studio” Alumni Legends auditorium event will feature BHS-TV alumni who are now television professionals. A reception and auction at the Barrington White House will follow. A $10 general admission ticket ($5 for students) covers a 6 p.m. tour of the studio and admission to the BHS auditorium program at 7 p.m. The cost to attend the auditorium program plus White House reception at 8 p.m. is $100.
Guest Speakers for Thursday night’s program also include…
Alex Elich, ‘11 is currently a reporter for WSBT 22 News, a CBS affiliate in South Bend, Indiana. She also worked as a field reporter for the Big Ten Network StudentU, ESPNU, and anchored campus digital newscasts during her time at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where she graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism. During her undergrad, she interned at Comcast SportsNet Chicago, the local CBS affiliate in Champaign, and an ESPN radio affiliate. Alex worked for Illini Productions, where she filmed various athletic events. She was also the talent for a variety of national and international videos at Underwriters Laboratories.
Cameron Good, ‘09 a native of Fox River Grove, Ilinois, is a 2013 graduate of Drake University with a bachelor’s degree in Radio/TV production with a minor in Leadership. Cameron joined Northwestern Athletics in August 2014 as assistant director of broadcast operations. He shoots videos for each of the 19 athletic programs and creates social content for Northwestern athletics social media accounts. Prior to Northwestern, he worked for the Chicago Bears where he produced video content for all Chicago Bears Network productions. He also has prior experience working with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago White Sox broadcasting departments.
Additionally, Cameron works part-time with the Chicago Blackhawks, Bulls, and Bears assisting in their videoboard productions.
Mark Minner, ’08 currently serves as the play-by-play Voice of the Butler University Bulldogs. In addition to doing play-by-play for the nationally recognized Men’s Basketball team on the Indianapolis ESPN radio affiliate, he also does play-by-play for the Butler football team. Mark also works for Fox Sports, Turner Sports, and the Big East Digital Network calling college sporting events. He has worked as a broadcaster for the Kane County Cougars minor league baseball team, and covered other sporting events over the years. A graduate of Butler University in 2012, Mark double-majored in broadcast journalism and business.
While at Butler he was named a two-time Sportscasters Talent Agency of America – national All-American. In addition to his broadcast work, he currently serves as a Managing Director for an Indianapolis-based consulting firm, FirstPerson, and was named a Top 10 national rising-star in advising.
Katie Teuber, ‘09 earned her bachelor’s degree in Television Production from DePaul University in 2013. She currently works for the Chicago Bears broadcast department, where she produces video content for the Bears website, television shows, and video boards at Soldier Field.
In her spare time, Katie freelances with the Chicago Cubs and helps operate the video boards at Wrigley Field. She has also spent time working with the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Fire Soccer Club, Dick Clark Productions, Bunim/Murray Productions, and President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign.
Live Auction items at the reception include:
- Cynthia Rowley After-Hours Party (Value: Priceless)
Barrington High School alumna Cynthia Rowley is an acclaimed designer and television personality. This package gives you an opportunity to indulge in her vibrant, carefree styles with up to 30 of your friends at an after-hours party with all the trimmings at the Cynthia Rowley shop at 116 N. North Damen Avenue in Chicago. You bring the party-goers, and we’ll serve the champagne! Shop the latest collection at 20% off, and best of all, the winner receives a $500 gift certificate.
- Bulls Game PLUS Dinner (Value: $1,250)
The Chicago Bulls have made dramatic changes to their roster recently. Cheer them on during the new season with 4 100-level tickets (11th row!) to the Bulls vs. Washington Wizards game on November 12, 2016. This package also includes a $200 gift certificate to any Lettuce Entertain You restaurant and a parking voucher at the United Center.
- Hamilton Tickets (Value: $1,000)
Since August 2015, “Hamilton” has been the hottest ticket on Broadway. Now, the critically acclaimed musical comes to Chicago to captivate audiences here. Purchase this package of two tickets to the Chicago production and join the conversation about this inspiring cultural phenomenon!
Silent Auction items at the reception include:
- BHS-TV Experiences
Anchor a show on BHS-TV | Have BHS-TV news anchors filmed at your business location. The hosts will mention your business as they greet viewers and thank you for your support of the the video program and of BHS-TV. | Have BHS-TV create a video for your company
- Station Tour of WGN (Value: $500)
Station tour of WGN Studios during the WGN Morning News, Chicago’s number one morning newscast that strikes a unique tone with its coverage of local, national and world events, oftentimes infused with humor!
- Try Your Hand at Improv (Value: $395)
For over 40 years, the Piven Theatre Workshop has been a nationally acclaimed venue for theatre training and performance. Founded by Byrne and Joyce Piven, parents of actor Jeremy Piven, the Piven Theatre Workshop trains over 1,000 adults and children in the creative process and gives students a platform for personal expression. Scores of well-known actors have learned from the Piven technique. Join their ranks with this gift certificate good for one workshop such as “Piven Technique for the Actor,” “Improvisation for the Stage” or “Improvisation and Scene Study.”
BHS-TV is one of may programs supported by the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing more to the classroom. Learn more about the initiatives they’ve helped fund at 220Foundation.org and please considering giving back to BHS-TV, a program that has given so much to the Barrington community.