Jessica Theis

July 23, 2018 | Staff Writer

Adventist Healthcare Student Mental Wellness PSA Contest Results

The results are in for Montgomery Community Media’s Mental Wellness student video contest sponsored by Adventist Healthcare. The video contest challenged youth in middle school and high school to create an original Public Service Announcement (PSA) that highlights the mental wellness issues impacting their lives. Examples of those issues inlcude bullying, depression, stress, anxiety, and […]

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May 14, 2018 | Staff Writer

Students Honored for 19th Amendment Video

Jessica Theis, a freshman at James Blake High School in Silver Spring, and Melanie Roberts, a sophomore at Thomas Wootton High School in Rockville, received Student Cam awards from C-SPAN. The award, presented by Shannon Augustus, a marketing representative for the public affairs cable channel, honored the students’ work on a video tracing the passage […]

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April 30, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Local Media Talent Honored During EPIC Awards

Some of the most talented television anchors and radio hosts in the Washington D.C.region were honored for their contributions at Montgomery Community Media’s Second Annual EPIC Awards ceremony at the Fillmore in Silver Spring. “This is an awesome, awesome, night,” Jeffrey Slavin, chair of the board for Montgomery Community Media, said. “I’m so glad that […]

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April 26, 2018 | Staff Writer

Jessica Theis Receives EPIC Award for Youth Content

Jessica Theis is a 9th grade student within Montgomery County Public Schools system. At just 15-years old, Theis is already working towards her goal in becoming a film director.  Through Montgomery Community Media’s training classes, she has become certified in Backpack Journalism, Studio Technician, Studio Directing, Non-Linear Editing, and Field Producing. Theis was awarded the EPIC […]

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August 27, 2015 | Backpack Journalist

How Pets Affect People’s Lives by Jessica Theis

Lots of people own pets. It is estimated that 74-96 million cats, and 70-80 million dogs are owned in the United States. Studies have shown that people who own pets live longer, have less stress, and have fewer heart attacks. Over 50% of all pet owners would rather be stranded on a desert island with […]

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