It’s not often a high school organization advisor gets a national award.
Then again, it’s not often the advisor is Mike Zito.
The popular, soft-spoken veteran media teacher was honored recently by Ithaca College. Zito — whose last name is also his nickname — received a S’Park Media Mentor Award from the Roy H. Park School of Communications. He and 3 other high school instructors from across the country were lauded for their “commitment to inspiring passion for media in students.”
Zito teaches a full schedule of radio production, TV production and narrative film.
He’s not the only Staples media person to win national honors. His students have won MSG Awards, and the prestigious John Drury High School Radio Awards. Zito’s classes have been launching pads for many successful careers.
Zito’s own career is not too shabby. He’s too modest to mention it, but this is not his 1st national prize. Like his students, last year he was cited by the John Drury folks. Zito was named Best Radio Station Advisor in the Nation.
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