West Texas A&M students swept up in this year's Telly Awards, taking home 12 awards for last spring's One Sessions production with musician Zac Wilkerson.
This year's awards include six bronze in the categories of education, entertainment, live events, music/concert, student and videography/cinematography, plus an additional five bronze and one silver in the online category. The Telly Awards are given each year for the best local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs.
"We do a high level of production here. A lot of people think just because we're a college or a university, we wouldn't have the same kind of production value that a lot of companies would, but we come in and we get it done," Koehler Wendt, a WT senior who worked on the project said.
The One Sessions production is a project WT students put on once each semester.
It's an collaboration of students in their freshman through senior years.
Seph Stiles, another WT senior, who has worked on the project for six semesters, says the experience is invaluable.
"I've come from sitting behind a board, just watching people do it my first time here, and then now to actually running a camera, knowing that's something that I put my heart into, working the hardest I can, is coming out to this production level, that we won that many awards," Stiles said.
A whole of lot of awards to add to the trophy case, and experience that these students will carry with them well past their college years.