KCTV Productions is part of the Broadcast Journalism Academy at John F. Kennedy High School in Silver Spring, Maryland.

The Sword

Kennedy's news magazine program is The Sword. Students work on long form pieces that tell unique and interesting stories.

12/17/21 - Volume 2 Episode 4

In this episode of The Sword, we check in with students at Kennedy High School and the status of mental health during a challenging time to be a student. Also, the LTI classes at Kennedy are making blankets for the homeless this winter.

11/29/21 - Volume 2 Episode 3

COVID vaccines are required for those who participate in winter sports. We visit with a Kennedy teacher who competed in the Olympics. And we take a look at student work created during quarantine being featured at an exhibition.

10/29/21 - Volume 2 Episode 2

We check in with teachers and students as the first quarter comes to a close. How has the transition been from over a year of online learning? And we talk about the origins of Halloween... while getting a great fall recipe.

10/1/21 - Volume 2 Episode 1

An NBA player brings his free basketball camp to Southeast DC this summer. And Kristal Maimo reflects on her last first day of school.


KCTV Live is the daily morning announcement show for KCTV. Students learn important school information to get their day going.

KCTV is proud to participate with Student Television Network and PBS Student Reporting Labs. These relationships allow us to get important feedback that helps to sharpen our skills as storytellers.

If you're interested in learning more about the Broadcast Journalism Academy at John F. Kennedy High School, contact Mr. Inches at andrew_inches@mcpsmd.org.


KCTV Takes Second Place in Community Feature Competition with STN's Fall Nationals

January 2022- Tatiana Diomi won second place for the Community Feature category in Student Television Network's Fall Nationals competition. Tatiana's story was about NBA basketball player Enes Kanter's community basketball camp in D.C.

KCTV Wins FOUR Student Production Awards from The National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of NATAS

October 2021 - Students from the 2020-21 school year received recognition in works produced at home during virtual learning. Under difficult working conditions, students were still able to put together high quality stories. Students won in the following categoires: Editing, Sports Feature and two for Public Service Announcement. Congrautulations to everyone!

KCTV Takes Second Place in Remote News/Feature Category with STN's Spring Nationals

May 2021 - KCTV's Akilah Lewis won second place for the Remote News/Feature category in Student Television Network's Spring Nationals competition. Akilah's story focused on the mental health struggles of MCPS students as they navigate through virtual learning.

KCTV Takes Second Place in PSA Competition with STN's Fall Nationals

February 2021 - KCTV's Camdynn Thigpen won second place for Public Service Announcement in Student Television Network's Fall Nationals competition. Camryn's video, "But I Didn't Say No" got high marks as it was matched up with other entries around the country. Congratulations to Camryn and KCTV!

Do you have a story idea for KCTV Morning Update or The Sword? Send us the information and we may use your idea as a story on the show! Give us the details at bit.ly/KCTVStories !