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TV Students do "Magnificent Job" in Live Coverage of
High School Basketball Tournament


West Windsor, N.J. - Nearly twenty student volunteers from the MCCC Television Program worked the Mercer County High School Basketball Finals, which were held Feb. 24 in the MCCC Gymnasium. Live coverage lasted more than 3 ½ hours.

According to Television Program Assistant Professor Steve Voorhees, "The students did a magnificent job and were praised by tournament officials." He notes that Tournament Director Gary Bushelli was especially impressed with students' efforts and "was very grateful."

In addition to the many fans who watched the games on television, Mercer also offered an overflow room in the Communication Building so that those who arrived too late to get a seat in the gym could still watch the broadcast.

"I'm very proud of the students' professional level of work," Voorhees said. "It takes a lot of dedication and volunteer time to achieve this level of success. Everyone worked together as a team and, by supporting each other, succeeded together as a team."

MCCC's TV Program tournament crew: (front row, from left) Shane Scherholz, Bianca Zuzzio and Ivy Storaci; (back row, from left) faculty member Steve Voorhees, Tyler Eberhardt, David Pitchford, Sam Han, Melanie Ng, Jorre Torres, Jim Giglio (host from Steinert High School), Moneshe Mann, Sheng Wang, Jasmine Edwards and David Eldely.

With limited seating for the many fans who want to watch the games, this annual project of Mercer's Television Program has become a true community service, Voorhees added.

As part of his commentary on the finals, the Trentonian's L.A. Parker wrote in his March 1 column, "Kudos to Mercer County Community College for hosting the high school doubleheader…A second congratulations to MCCC security and West Windsor police officers, who applied a perfect tone and pace of crowd that made for an enjoyable evening."

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