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■ Austin Beber

Grade: Junior

Age: 17

Art focus: TV Productions II

Adviser nomination: “Austin has gone above and beyond what has been required of him in TV Productions. He comes in during his open hour to work on projects to improve his skills. ”

Artist most admired: Caleb Shomo (a musician, vocalist and producer)

What do you like about TV Productions: “I like working with software that is expensive, software that I can’t use otherwise. It’s a great opportunity and a great environment in here to use your creativity.”

Favorite role: “I really don’t have a favorite role. There are pros and cons to all of them. I like controlling the graphics and playing with the names in the introduction (of ‘Warrior Update.’) There are only a few of us in the class this semester so now we can’t do the update live; it is pre-recorded.”

Favorite movie: “Pulp Fiction” and “Scarface”

Favorite TV show: “Skins” and “American Dad”

Favorite band: Childos

Favorite song: “People You Know” by Dance Gavin Dance

Favorite Thanksgiving meal entree: “Stuffing”

Favorite restaurant: China Buffet

Parents: LeAnn McDonald of Brainerd and Raymond Beber of Arkansas

— Compiled by Jennifer Stockinger, Staff Writer. Follow me on Twitter at

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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