Bulls Award Scholarships To Post 50 Explorers

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Post 50 Scholarship Winners
Deserving Post 50 members are honored with scholarships:(l to r) CS: George Habel, Eric Spencer (advisor), Alex Revelle, Bart Nixon, James Trasatto, Melissa Chamberlain, DBBC’s Mike Birling (Bulls GM), Charlotte Claypoole (advisor), Ken Bland (advisor).

The Durham Bulls recently capped off an award-winning season by presenting a few honors of their own.   The Bulls recognized the talented teenagers who bring you Bulls TV as the season wound down.

The Bulls dipped into their brand new scholarship fund at the Triangle Community Foundation during the second week of September and awarded five $1,000 grants for college expenses to veterans of Post 50, the Explorer Post that produces the Bulls’ in-house video and television broadcasts.

SponsorsTHANK YOU…to our major contributors: Bulls’ parent company, Capitol Broadcasting and our television sponsors: NC GreenPower, Chick-fil-A and 1-800-PACK-RAT.

The envelope please…ta-da…

Melissa Chamberlain – This is Melissa’s second season with the Post. She graduated Agape Corner Boarding School and is currently attending Durham Technical Community College with a 4.0 GPA, studying Arts and Communications.

James Trasatto – This is James’s third season with the Post. He is a graduate of Apex High School with a 4.1 GPA and attends North Carolina State University studying in the College of Management.

Roy “Bart” Nixon – Roy is finishing his third season with the Post. He is a graduate of the Sonshine Academy Homeschool with a 3.6 GPA and is attending Western Carolina University; studying Communication with a concentration in Sports Broadcasting.

Alex Revelle – This is season #3 for Alex. He is a graduate of the Durham School of the Arts with a 3.4 GPA and is attending NC A&T State University; studying Journalism & Mass Communications.

David Cordoze – David has completed his fourth season with the Post. He is a graduate of Jordan High School with a 3.9 GPA and is attending Elon University studying Communications.

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Explorer Post 50 is a youth-based television broadcasting program that provides students, ages 14-20, with a unique and invaluable opportunity to gain exceptional experience in the field of television broadcasting. This program is supported and sponsored by the Durham Bulls, Fox 50 and Capitol Broadcasting Company.

Post 50The Mission – Explorer Post 50 is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of youth by providing personal growth through education, hands-on training, and career development opportunities within the communications industry. Capitol Broadcasting Company is dedicated to assisting members of Post 50 in achieving their potential, increasing their self-confidence, and developing interpersonal communication skills, while becoming socially responsible and caring community leaders.

Now in its 12th season of broadcasting, Post 50 provides the live broadcast of Durham Bulls and USA Baseball games on FOX 50’s RTN station, MiLB.com as well as the in-house video feed within the ballpark. Also, Post 50 provides Bulls highlights for TV5 newscasts.

Thanks to CS’ George Habel for this capcom story & photo.


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