November 16, 2012 - MBK + VCSA = WTG!
On Friday, November 16, Meadowbrook High School's Media and Production Teacher Randy West was presented the 2012 Media Representative of the Year award for his facilitation of a Crime Solvers video "Crime Solvers: Protecting Your Community Anonymously!" Back in 2010, Randy West took on the task of Faculty Advisor for the Crime Solvers club at Meadowbrook High School. As faculty advisor, Mr. West tasked his students with this video project in an effort to gain exposure for the Crime Solvers program, text tipping and web tipping. The project spanned three semesters, and the time and effort paid off as evidenced by the final production. Students scripted, directed and acted in the project under the guidance and expertise of Mr. West and representatives from our program. The goal was to create a video that could be shown to students and the general public that would give an accurate depiction of the program working in a realistic scenario. The video was posted on Meadowbrook High School's YouTube page (MBK 411) and received RAVE reviews by students at the school. Our local NBC affiliate, WWBT-12, picked up on the story and provided additional exposure, as did Comcast Cable and Verizon. If you would like to see the final product, please click HERE! Make sure you watch the bloopers at the end!
We have always viewed the involvement of students in our marketing as important to the future of our program, and this video has drawn in that involvement in a creative and practical way. We believe that Mr. Randy West was very deserving of the Media Representative of the Year Award. Congratulations to him, and ALL of the students involved in the concepting, scripting, acting, and production of this video!
January 19, 2012 - And the NEXT Hulon Willis Award is presented to...
September 25, 2010 – Martin Stith Wins State Award
Our program recently submitted Mr. Martin Stith, Production Administrator for Comcast Cablevision, to the Virginia Crime Stoppers Association for their Media Representative of the Year award, and he did, in fact, win the award. It was presented to him in Smithfield, Virginia at the Sept. 24-26 state conference.
Mr. Stith and his crew produce our yearly golf tournament PSA; the golf tournament being our largest revenue generator. In addition, Mr. Stith works with Comcast’s corporate folks to schedule airtime for our unsolved crime PSAs, or “Crime of the Week” segments. Without his assistance, very few would even know that Chesterfield and Colonial Heights had a Crime Solvers program. In 2008, Mr. Stith received the prestigeous “Hulon Willis Award” from OUR Board of Directors for his above and beyond service to our program, and this State recognition was yet another well-deserved acknowledgement of Mr. Stith’s support of the Crime Solvers mission. CONGRATULATIONS, Martin!
April 16, 2010 - Ellis Britton