Honorable Mentions From NPR Student Podcast Challenge

Earlier this year, NPR invited students to submit podcasts to the first-ever Student Podcast Challenge in order to compete for a grand prize, and a chance to be featured on Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

From issues surrounding bias in the media to the thoughtful criticism of war, WVXU is proud to feature five honorable mentions from both Kentucky and Ohio. Thank you for participating!

From Larry A. Ryle High School, a group of students in Ms. Grant’s Theatre 1 class share one mother’s story of personal loss and history behind the Bosnian War.

A student from Ms. Fischer’s 6th grade social studies class at Hyde Park School talks about navigating trustworthy media sources for a variety of topics, ranging from politics to classroom projects.

From Mrs. Fry’s 8th grade Language Arts class in Highlands Middle School, Adam Pawlak delves into themes from the Holocaust while discussing the novel “Refugee,” by Alan Gratz.

From Sycamore Junior High, Mrs. Laudeman’s 7th grade Language Arts students Tanvi Maaya and Marley Lane explore the subject of allowance in “Cash For Kids,” while Diego Miquel and Josiah Rajasingh reflect on the education system in “Why Schools Should Change The Way They Work.”