Texas Student Voices documentary wins Emmy

    “High School: The Best and the Rest,” a television documentary that featured Student Voices participants from high schools in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, was awarded an Emmy by the Lone Star Emmy Chapter at ceremonies in Houston. The award was presented to KERA (Channel 13) in Dallas/Fort Worth.

    Reporter/producer Sujata Dand drew upon those involved with Student Voices civics programs at five Dallas County high schools to demonstrate how funding for Texas public schools had created disparities in the quality of education. The program aired last November.

    Announcement of the Emmy awards was made Oct. 21 at a ceremony in Houston. The schools featured were Highland Park High School, W.W. Samuell High School, South Oak Cliff High School, W.T. White High School and Nimitz High School. KERA sponsored Student Voices programs in those schools.