Mike Beers, a cancer survivor who describes himself as a proud father of three boys and two girls, is the winner of the 2007 Clay Huntington Scholarship.
Beers is pursuing his AA degree at Pierce College and when he finishes his studies at Pierce he will have two AA degrees. He has taken several video editing and broadcast production classes at Bates and Clover Park technical schools. He is trained in use of studio and field cameras, as a technical and floor director, and in set construction and lighting.
He has previous experience with the Banquet of Champions, working in video production and as a volunteer since 2005. He also produced video tributes on Pat McMurtry and Doug McArthur and also worked as a cameraman for TV Tacoma for two Touchdown Time football productions. Among his goals are the creation of a sports show called “Mud, Sweat and Gears” featuring Pacific Northwest athletes and to run a camera at the Olympics.