“Heroin High,” a documentary about drug culture in South Jersey high schools, won first place in the Best Documentary category at the College Broadcasters Incorporated’s National Student Production Awards ceremony in San Antonio on Saturday.
Produced by Joe Mineo, Allie Volpe, and Robert Zettlemoyer, the documentary beat out finalist entries from the Savannah College of Art & Design, Columbia College, and The American University in Cairo.
The 30-minute documentary tackles the impact of drugs on South Jersey high school students and their families. “Heroin High” was developed in company with WGLS-FM Interim Station Manager Derek Jones’ Radio Production class.
Previously, the Philadelphia Press Association, Communicator Awards, and Garden State Journalists Association honored the documentary in local and national competitions.
Also, CBI recognized Volpe and Matt Kazin as finalists in the National Student Production Awards ceremony.
Volpe earned national finalist honors in the Best DJ category for her work on “The Indie Fix.”
Meanwhile, Kazin also received a national finalist nod for Best Regularly Scheduled Program as host of “Saturday Night at the Oldies.”
CBI’s National Student Production Awards competition, which recognizes the best in student media, received over 700 entries in their annual competition.
Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM has won 231 national and regional awards since 1993.
The complete list of winners for the National Student Production Awards competition can be found here.