Former BAHS Students win college broadcasting award
Two Broken Arrow alumni and 2012 graduates of the University of Central Oklahoma were first place winners in multiple categories in this year’s Oklahoma Broadcasting Education Awards.
Cody Bromley won first in TV Entertainment/Magazine Short and Radio Personality Air Check while Natasha Ewing captured first in TV Hard News. She also received the Pauline and Wendell Simmons Memorial Scholarship, given to mass communication students “who have shown passion and commitment to their major as evidenced by their strong academic performance.” Ewing, whose maiden name is Irons, was graduated cum laude and Bromley was graduated with honors from UCO.
Bromley, a 2007 graduate of Broken Arrow High School, credited some of his successes to the hands-on education he received in his video production classes in high school.
"At UCO I wasn't just ahead of the curve, I was at the top of my class. When I think about all the things and people that helped me get to this point, my parents and BATV are among the first things I think of," Bromley said.
Ewing, also a 2007 BAHS graduate, shared Bromley’s sentiments about her high school video experiences.
"Tiger TV prepared me for college in many ways," she said. "I had no idea what I wanted to get my degree in before joining TTV, and now I can proudly attribute my success in earning a bachelors’ degree in broadcast journalism and a bachelors’ degree in public relations to the skills I learned in TTV and the quality instruction I received from the staff. It was one of the best decisions I made in high school that set me up to succeed in college.”