SOPTV Student ShowcaseSOPTV 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 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





STUDENT SHOWCASE: Catherine Pieske

Actress/Singer (Roseburg High School, Roseburg)
“Love Who You Want” from A Man of No Importance
Season 7, Episode 2





STUDENT SHOWCASE: Julia Holden-Hunkins

Singer (Phoenix High School, Phoenix)
“Heaven Help My Heart” from Chess (Musical) by Andersson, Ulvaeus & Rice
Season 7, Episode 3





STUDENT SHOWCASE: Verbal Absurdities

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


Season 6, Class of 2012–13

Season 5, Class of 2011–12

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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