Daviosn’s alumni and state champion runner Joe Renner was recently in a Grand Valley commercial.He been working hard both in school and on the track team.he tweeted grand valley and asked what can he do to get a commercial and a billboard #golakers !!! Watch the commerical here.
Last week was DHS’s Homecoming! Students of all grades dress up for spirit week, filled The Nest at the football game against the Lapeer Lightning, and got all dolled up for the Homecoming Dance on Saturday. For spirit week the students could dress as a certain theme. On Monday students dressed to match outfits with their friends or clubs, on Tuesday students got to dress up as a tourist for Tourist Tuesday. Wednesday was Jersey day, Thursday was Class T-Shirt day, and Friday was Maroon and Gold day. Friday also being the day of the football game, the stands were packed and The Nest was decked out in our school colors! Davison came home with the win after beating the Lighting 35 to 17. But during half time the 2017 homecoming queen was crowned! Mason Lintz was voted homecoming queen and Olivia Theil was named Miss Congeniality and at the Powder Puff Game, which the Class of 2018 won, the Homecoming King was crowned. Congratulations to Carter Domke and Mr. Congeniality Clay Kidder on this amazing moment. The Bird Gang has two other away games and then its off to the playoffs.
Watch The Homecoming Wrap Up story
Yesterday was a big day in DTV history, for the first time ever we were nominated and WON a national student production award! After an afternoon of DTV just celebrating the fact that we were even nominated the whole crew sat down to watch the live stream. Dancing with the Star’s Tom Bergeron was the host, and when he announced that DTV had won the serious news category for our Domestic abuse story we all went crazy. We are so excited for this incredible honer and are so glad that Madison’s story is getting out there and this award definitely goes out to her. You can watch the Abuse story here.
Vice President Mike Pence made a two day stop in Michigan to rally support for the new Tax reform. He spoke to the workers at the American Axial and Manufacturing company about what this new bill would do if passed. Some of the main points are that it would simplify the tax code by reducing the 7 tax brackets to 3 and make filing easier. Also, this bill would eliminate the estate tax and eliminates some tax deductions. But if a big tax brake like this one passes a big question is where will the money come from? That is a question that has yet to be answered. One thing is for sure that to pass this bill both sides will have to work together.
During a Press Conference this morning at Virginia Tech, Mark Edwards, the lead scientist in the Flint water investigations announced that after 5 rounds of testing on the water of Flint, the levels have dramatically changed and have found themselves slightly below normal. They will continue to conduct tests on the water to make sure that it stays below normal levels and does not fluctuate, but for now, scientifically the crisis is over. The people of Flint have reason to be in doubt and Mark Edwards himself even believes it will be awhile before trust is restored between the people of Flint and their government but there is no denying that the trust has been depleted and the damage cannot be undone. DTV has been with the Crisis and we will still be as the entire thing unfolds.
Here is the full story Flint Water Story
DTV has been nominated for The National Student Production Awards for Best story. After winning the regional award, the story was put into the running for nationals. Out of thousands of submissions dtv was chosen among 5 others, and if we win this would be the first time in dtv history. The awards are in LA and the winners will be announced on TODAY.
You can watch the awards here at 3 pm http://www.emmyonline.tv
The awards will also be live streamed on their Twitter and Facebook @NewsEmmys
If you liked to watch the story Domestic Abuse story that was nominated Here.
ABC 12 came in to interview the creators of the Story Bailey Talaska and Alesia Paxton Watch the Story Here . Also, DTV for the 4th year in a row was nominated for the Pacemaker award for Best Newscast. Last year DTV went to Indianapolis for the awards and got to meet lots of other young news stations and attend lot of fun classes. This year the awards are in Dallas Texas, November 16-19 and there are 15 other finalist in the newscast category. Here is a list of the other news stations that are nominees.
DTV has been picked to have our Flint documentary Undrinkable in the Traverse City Film Festival on the 28th of July. There will be Film makers from all over the world and DTV will be among them, and will even be participating in the panel after to discuss our work . At the festival there will be three other film focusing on Flint and the water crisis, one of the biggest news topics of last year, Undrinkable being the only Documentary there created by High School Students. This Festival was founded by Davison own Michael Moore, who has spoken out a lot for Flint and helped get Undrinkable out to the people. Tickets sales start on the 15th at 10 AM at the box office or at 6 pm online, general admission is 12 dollars. DTV is honored with this opportunity to be recognized along with other great film makers and represent student journalist.
Click here for more information on the festival-http://www.traversecityfilmfest.org/blog/
Click here for more information on the viewing of Undrinkable- http://secure.traversecityfilmfest.org/websales/pages/info.aspx?evtinfo=303475~4d61cd53-466a-4a38-9b0c-5dd9c77930d9&epguid=8fc1333c-62a3-467a-b51c-ada73714212e
Watch our documentaries here
Five people involved in the Flint Water Crisis were charged with manslaughter along with other charges. This is the biggest step towards justice for Flint yet.
Nick Lyon, an MDHHS Director, was charged with Involuntary Manslaughter and Misconduct in Office. Darnell Earley, who was a former Emergency Manager of Flint, was charged with Involuntary Manslaughter. Liane Shekter-Smith, the Chief of Drinking Water and Municipal Assistance at DEQ, was charged with Involuntary Manslaughter. Howard Croft, Director of Public Works of Flint, was charged with Involuntary Manslaughter. Stephen Busch, Michigan DEQ Supervisor, was also charged with Involuntary Manslaughter.
Eden Wells, an MDHHS Medical Executive, was not accused with manslaughter but was charged with Obstruction of Justice and Lying to a Peace Officer.
Many people questioned why Governor Snyder was not charged along with the rest of these people. Schuette did say that they tried to interview the Governor but were unsuccessful.
Here is the full story on the press conference.
Tonight we will be saying goodbye to the class of 2017, they will be officially getting their diplomas and will be high school graduates. Over 350 students will be walking across the stage tonight at Dort federal center at 7. Mr. Fishhaber will be the staff guest speaker, and 2017 class president Noah Dieterle will make a speech as well. DTV will be airing live on our website dtvnews.org so anybody can watch the stream live. Also, it will be aired on our charter channel 191.