LMCTV – Larchmont Mamaroneck Community Television, Inc. – the public access TV station serving Larchmont, Mamaroneck and Rye Neck, is hosting its 26th Annual Award Night on Wednesday, May 25 at 7:00pm at the David Potts, Jr. VFW Post 1156 located at 1288 Boston Post Rd. in Larchmont.
In addition to presenting awards for Best Single Program, Best Community Event Videography, Best Series, and Volunteer of the Year, the station will be honoring Assemblyman Steve Otis with the 2016 Mary Anne Sullivan Award for Overall Achievement in Community Television. “Assemblyman Otis has consistently and vigorously supported public access television in general and LMCTV in particular by promoting and using our broadcast services to communicate with and serve his constituents,” said Erik Lewis, CEO of LMCTV.
Prior recipients of the Mary Anne Sullivan Award have included NYS Senator George Latimer, then NYS Senator Suzi Oppenheimer and The Larchmont Mamaroneck League of Women Voters.
LMCTV will also recognize five teachers from Mamaroneck High School who led the MHS 2016 New Hampshire Primaries Project with LMCTV’s Val Estabrook Award for Outstanding Work in School Video. The five teachers are Joe Liberti – AP Government Teacher who conceived of the project in 2012, Emily Dombroff – the Film Production Teacher and Art Department Chair who collaborated early-on with Mr. Liberti, Evan Madin – the Journalism Teacher who joined the project’s planning in 2015, Margaret Groninger – the Chair of the English Department who organized and led the journalism teams in New Hampshire and Jesse Dancy who taught the students journalistic use of social media.
The MHS 2016 New Hampshire Primaries Project gave students the opportunity to take part in, report on, document and create video of the New Hampshire presidential primary, giving interested students, in the words of Mr. Liberti, “…truly authentic learning experience we can’t create in the classroom.” The Val Estabrook Award is named for former LMCTV Boardmember Val Estabrook, who, in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attack, worked with Mamaroneck grade school students to create a series of therapeutic videos about how they viewed tragedy.
A small reception will be held before the award ceremony, with light food and drink. The event is free and open to the public. For more information please visit www.lmc-tv.org. Please RSVP to Christina Carino-Forrest at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MHS Teachers Jesse Dancy, Margaret Groninger and Evan Madin at a Bernie Sanders rally in Portsmouth, NH