RBTV students were nominated for three NATAS (National Academy of TV Arts & Sciences Chicago/Midwest Chapter) Crystal Pillar Awards at the recent high school video festival held at Neuqua Valley High School.

The student-produced programs nominated for the Crystal Pillars were “Chicago-Midwest Emmys 2016 Backstage Show,” produced by Sara Vacek, Lisandro Resto, Anthony Landahl and Ethan Scott; “More Than Just Makeup,” produced by Landahl; and “Rbeats,” produced by Olivia Joyce, Landahl, Scott, Kevin Baginski, Lisandro Resto, Vacek, Andres Resto, Caleb Schlesser and Casey Whisler.

A Crystal Pillar First Place Honor was awarded to “Emmys 2016 Backstage Show,” and Whisler won a second-place trophy for her talk show series “Call Time.”

Senior Lisandro Resto was awarded the Gene Cartwright Scholarship in the amount of $2,500. He will be attending DePaul University in the fall and will be studying TV/Film Production.