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Former Calvary Christian student nominated for Emmy Awards

• Jun 7, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Daniel Beals, a 2010 graduate of Fruitport Calvary Christian, has been nominated for multiple Emmy Awards.

Emmy Award winners will be announced June 15.

Beals, who is the newscast producer for WPTA-TV in Fort Wayne, Indiana, was recognized for his proficient work in the categories of Best Newscast, Best Investigative, and Education Schools for his solo work “Found on the Bus.”

Beals, who lives in Indiana with his wife Melissa, is no stranger to success. He has already won statewide Indiana newscasting awards in Best Newscast, Best Investigative Report, Best Producer and Best Breaking Newscast.

Beals said his experiences at Calvary Christian were formative in helping him become successful in the broadcasting world. 

“Mrs. Ferlaak and Mrs. Wilson taught me design and composition, photography and accuracy,” he said. “Calvary gave me the opportunity to film graduation every year, and English with Kara Paetschow taught college-level essay writing with deep research, which I use on a daily basis.”

Beals said his biggest accomplishment so far is his work on the investigative report, “Dying on the Job,” that inspired a change in state law. 

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