Two Oceanside High School alumni who studied in the broadcasting class taught by Audrey Miller have been recognized for their films. Jesse Pilnik has been nominated for two NY Emmy Awards, one for Let's Learn NYC (Children/Youth Long Form), and another for Understanding LGBTQ Indentiy: We'Wha (Historical/Cultural Short Form Content).
Michelle Purpura's most recent film, Desert One (2019), premiered at The Toronto International Film Festival and will be broadcast on The History Channel. Among the other featured documentary films she has worked on are New Homeland (2018, NowThis), A Murder In Mansfield (2017, Investigation Discovery), This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous (2017, YouTube Red), and a mini-series, Future Works (2016, Fortune).
Ms. Miller said that she couldn't be prouder of her two former students.