Communication Students Win Second Place at Script Writing Competition

March 25, 2021

Four PNW communication students earned a second-place award in the annual Broadcast Education Association’s script writing competition.

Katerina Bakas, Joshua Beauduy, Deanna Weldon and Valerie Plinovich will receive their awards during the association’s virtual convention from April 12 to April 16.

The students created their script, You – “Sins of the Father,” during an undergraduate course in script writing taught by Mary Beth O’Connor, associate professor of communication.

O’Connor said the students compete against graduate students, schools that offer more courses in script writing and programs that employ professional script writers who teach courses strictly to enter the competition.

“I am very proud of our students who placed in this competition with their script created in a highly collaborative and intense course taught as a live remote,” she said.

Four students

The winning students: top row (left to right) -- Katerina Bakas, Valerie Renee Plinovich Bottom row (left to right) -- Joshua Beauduy, Deanna Weldon