KEVN Black Hills FOX TV has chosen Malory Peacock, a Dupree High School sophomore, to proceed to the next phase in becoming their 2019 Rising Star of the West and earn her share of $7,500 in scholarships.
The Rising Star of the West offers a first place award of $4000, second place award of $2000, a third place award of $1000, and a fourth place award of $500.
Peacock, the daughter of Patty and Mark Peacock, has been chosen as one of only twenty finalists in the TV station’s competition. She is one of the participants being recorded for the on-air presentations and on March 12, she was at their station to record.
Each of the finalists will be presenting a commentary on Black Hills FOX News at Six and Nine, and Peacock’s first segment runs on Thursday, March 21.
Locals that miss the news or do not have that channel can also watch the videos at www.blackhillsfox.com/ and rate/vote for each presentation.
If Peacock is chosen as one of the top four finalists, which is decided by voting with two-thirds of the decision going to a panel of judges and one-third of the decision going to online voting, she will return to the TV station to record four more segments for use in follow-up competitions this spring.
On May 28, the station will announce the 2019 Rising Star of the West winners and present the scholarships.
To enter the competition, Peacock had to create and submit a 30- to 60-second video segment about a topic of interest to her or report any events occurring in her high school community.
Peacock recorded a 60-second segment on was the recent and longest ever government shutdown.
She focused on how the shutdown affected the SNAP/EBT programs and the people in this area.
The deadline for submissions was February 22.