Lukas Guerra and Alexander Someillan are finalists for the Broadcast News Story of the Year for chronicling the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas students who are advocating for change and gun reform. Also, nominated in the same category are Benjamin Cure, Joseph Gonzalez, Lukas Guerra, David Perez and Thomas Pozo for their story called "Say Yes to Futbol in Miami." The story tells how David Beckham, the Mas Family, and several other investors are bringing an MLS team to Miami.
In the category of Broadcast Feature Story of the Year, David Perez, Lukas Guerra, and Alexander Someillan are nominated for Raised on Croquetas, the story of the Islas Canarias Family and how they have brought their Cuban Heritage to Miami and expanded it via more modern restaurants like Finka Table and Tap, and Amelias. Christopher Gomez and Joseph Gonzalez are nominated in the same category for Shredding for a Shot, the story of a musical prodigy and Columbus alumnus, Danny Collazo.
In the Broadcast Sports Story Category, Marcus Callegari, Alexander Someillan, Lukas Guerra and Kevin Reyes are nominated for Coach DQ, the story of how Columbus Alumnus Danny Quesada bravely fought his battle with cystic fibrosis and was an integral part of the Cross country team.
In Broadcast Commentary, Christopher Gomez, Joseph Gonzalez, Kevin Reyes, and Andrew Falconi analyzed the cost of college tuition and whether it should be free. Also in commentary, Marcus Callegari and Benjamin Cure analyzed the importance and necessity of the sports replay and are also nominated for The Commentary of the Year.
In the show category both our daily show, led by Christopher Gomez and our weekly show, The Voyage, led by David Perez, were nominated for the coveted Broadcast Pacemaker Award that selects the best publications in the nation.
All finalists will be recognized and the winners announced for the first time on the Saturday afternoon awards ceremony at the National High School Journalism Convention, Nov. 21-24, 2019, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park.