This year Rockford High School senior, Jackson Carey, was selected as the Beyond The Rock student executive producer for the 2017-2018 school year. Typically, one student is selected to lead the program each year. Jackson has been chosen to lead his peers in the student run, BTR executive crew, filled with motivated broadcasting students. His job includes running the weekly news program, leading team meetings, acting as a project manager on multiple video projects, leading community service videos, and running multiple facets of this
Jackson was an extremely active member in the BTR class last year, and was an important part of the team which claimed their third straight title as “High School Television Station of the Year” by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters (MAB). Within the MAB competition, Jackson’s team took home first place recognition in the Sports Public Service Announcement category, and second place in the Innovative Technology category. Jackson was also part of a crew that took home an honorable mention in the category of Talk Show with his team’s “Beyond The Prize” episode covering all of the facets of the global Art Prize competition that takes place in Grand Rapids each year.
Beyond The Rock instructor Kris DeYoung and classroom Video Technician Jason Springer could not be more enthused about such an outstanding young man at the helm. “Jackson is the absolute perfect person for this position,” comments DeYoung. “What is most impressive about Jackson however, is his people skills. He is a true leader who leads with positivity and passion. He cares about people first and foremost, and does everything for the betterment of the team. You can expect great things from Jackson Carey this year.”
Jackson is involved in a variety of programs including BTR Run Club and is an active member in the Rockford Peer Listening group. Next year he plans on attending Michigan State University and pursuing a degree in Film.
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