This Friday, two talented Michigan Interscholastic Hockey League (MIHL) teams will take to the ice in what promises to be a highly competitive contest. In that game, The Cranbrook School (11-1-1-1) will host the University of Detroit-Jesuit (11-3) at Wallace Ice Arena.
From March 20 to 22, the 2014 Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) boys basketball state tournament semifinals and finals will be held in the Breslin Student Events Center on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing.
Congratulations to Montrose Hill-McCloy High School in Montrose, Michigan!
Montrose was one of the inaugural members of the School Broadcast Program back in 2010. While many of our schools use the program as part of a class or a club, Montrose does both.
In the spring, the program is part of a class called “America in the 21st Century,” which includes the production of “The Friday Show.” This show is a weekly summary of world, national, state and local news, sports, weather and feature stories. Any student can participate in the program if they show interest and ability. James Kitt, the teacher advisor for the program at Montrose, said they have more than 30 different students participating on the various broadcast crews.
The program primarily produces sporting events, but has branched out to produce “The Friday Show,” graduations, choir concerts, band concerts and national signing day shows. The program also produces a yearly district feature called “Montrose Community Schools FYI.”
“Our school has benefitted from this program in terms of visibility,” said Mr. Kitts. “Our broadcasts are seen by people from everywhere. We have had former athletes – now military personnel – watch events from forward operating bases in the Middle East. Several former students have gone on to study broadcast technology in college and special broadcasting schools like Specs Howard Broadcasting School.”
Last week, a former student, Sean Hitchcock, spoke to the class about careers in the news industry. Hithcock is currently a senior producer at WNEM TV-5 in Saginaw, Michigan, and produces Mid-Michigan’s top rated morning show.
“Sean called me out of the blue and told me that I changed his life,” Mr. Kitts said. “That makes uploading games late into the night worth it.”
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