SOPTV HONORS EXCEPTIONAL SOUTHERN OREGON STUDENTS
SOPTV has produced a series of local short segments that showcase exceptionally gifted students from our viewing area. The segments are not intended to be a ‘talent’ show, but demonstrate the efforts of the local teachers to enhance the talents of their students. Ralph Bowman, a retired Drama and Video Production Teacher, has joined SOPTV to produce, direct, and edit the segments for regularly scheduled broadcast.
Peter Sage, a long-time supporter and previous board member of SOPTV, provided initial funding for the series. SOPTV appreciates the continous support of the John Wm. and Betty Long Unruh Fund at the Oregon Community Foundation for their support of Student Showcase. It is hoped that funding is found to feature students from all the counties that SOPTV serves — Jackson, Josephine, Douglas, Klamath, and Curry counties.
Season 8, 2014 – 15
Political Cartoonist (Roseburg High School)
Season 8, Episode 1
Artist & Theatre Set Designer (Roseburg High School)
Season 8, Episode 2
Jazz Band (South Medford High School)
Season 8, Episode 3
Left to Right: Kevin Laupoln (piano), Andrew Skelton (baritone sax), Zane Radford (alto sax), Jesse Figurate (drums), Will Cramer (tenor sax), Julianna Hollopeter (trumpet), Amanda Hunt (bass).
Season 7, 2013 – 14
Season 7 Production Funding Provided By: Dr. John and Betty Long Unruh Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation and Peter Sage.
Singer (Joseph Lane Middle School, Roseburg)
“It’s Only a Paper Moon” by Harold Arlen, Billy Rose, “Yip” Harburg
Season 7, Episode 1
Actress/Singer (Roseburg High School, Roseburg)
“Love Who You Want” from A Man of No Importance
Season 7, Episode 2
Singer (Phoenix High School, Phoenix)
“Heaven Help My Heart” from Chess (Musical) by Andersson, Ulvaeus & Rice
Season 7, Episode 3
A Cappella Singing Group (Medford Area high schools)
Left to right, front: LaRee Brumble, Ricardo Cervantes, Stefani Ritter.
Back: Zac Burnett, Moriah Sukraw, Alex Gao.
“Love Somebody” by Maroon 5, arranged by Josh Killingsworth
Season 7, Episode 4
STUDENT SHOWCASE: Ballet Folklorico Ritmo Alegre
Mexican Folk Dance Troupe (Jackson County High School & Middle School Students)
Left to right: Kaylee Boutwell, Hector Zaragoza, Laura Curiel, Mariana Ledezma
Music: El Jarabe Tapatio, “The Mexican Hat Dance,” National Dance of Mexico
Season 7, Episode 5
Electronic Music Producer (St. Mary’s High School)
Season 7, Episode 6
STUDENT SHOWCASE: Ashland Danceworks Performance Group
Contemporary Dance “Hip Hop Medley” (Ashland)
Season 7, Episode 7
STUDENT SHOWCASE: Samantha Henricks
Equestrian Champion (Grants Pass High School)
Season 7, Episode 8
Season 4, Class of 2010–11
Season 3, Class of 2009–10
Season 2, Class of 2008–09
Season 1, Class of 2007–09
- Producer – Director: Ralph Bowman
- Production Manager: Jeff LeBeau
- Executive Producer: Brad Fay
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