It will be girls hoops galore in The Green Mountain State at the 2015 Vermont Principals’ Association (VPA) Divisions II, III and IV state championships Saturday at Barre Auditorium.
This Friday and Saturday, Chugiak High School will be replete with vigorous grappling action as the top wrestlers and teams compete for large-school state titles in the Alaska School Activities Association (ASAA)/First National Bank 2015 4A Wrestling State Championships.
The first weekend of Georgia High School football is officially here, and what better way to begin the season then a three-game all-day event featuring some of the best teams in the state’s smallest, private school classification. Saturday, August 23rd the inaugural Battleground Kickoff Classic will take place at A.J. McClung Memorial Stadium in Columbus, Georgia. All games will be streamed LIVE on the NFHS Network.
The NFHS Network is honored to highlight Loch Raven High School in Baltimore, Maryland, as the School Broadcast Program of the Week.
Loch Raven High School started incorporating the NFHS Network broadcast program into their journalism curriculum this year, offering students the opportunity to learn the basics of writing and to broadcast school events including sports and even musicals. The journalism students at Loch Raven stay quite busy across multiple activities. The small class produces six print newspapers and one monthly online publication in addition to broadcasting numerous events throughout the year.
Journalism teacher and program sponsor, Tracey Hanley, feels the broadcast program has added a welcome new dimension to the journalism program: “Students who love the nature of journalism but aren’t quite writers are able to be invested in the ‘field’ doing something they love – reporting our school sports and news.”
This new program has been able to bring a tremendous benefit to the community and school, helping individuals who can’t make events in person to watch them from home. For example, Hanley tells us, “A teacher who recently had twins was able to watch our school’s musical, Grease, this winter from home. She was so thrilled that she didn’t have to miss the show, and so was her two-year-old daughter.”
As an added benefit, the broadcast program has also proven helpful to student athletes who use video for recruitment purposes.
This journalism class and student broadcast team clearly stays on top of a broad range of journalistic tasks and covers a breadth of school content under Hanley’s leadership. It appears to be a stellar first year for this program.
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Congratulations to Lipscomb Academy in Nashville, Tennessee, on being selected as this week’s NFHS Network School Broadcast Program of the Week.
The Lipscomb Academy broadcast program teaches students the ins and outs of television production is open to any Lipscomb Academy high school student who desires to learn more about broadcasting. Lipscomb Academy students that join the School Broadcast Program are taught how to produce live events with high quality media equipment- and can receive community service hours or extra credit along the way. This well-seasoned broadcast team has seen exciting growth this year, having added several new students.
The Lipscomb Academy team attracts new students because of its real-world approach to production. We talked to some of the student broadcasters about what makes this program so special. Freshman, Jackson Duncan tells us, “I really wanted to join the program because I want to work at ESPN one day.” The hands-on experience he gains broadcasting events for Lipscomb provides a big step toward one day achieving that goal.
The team has received great feedback from family and friends of the Lipscomb Academy community. Even Lipscomb Academy athletes are benefiting from the program. Jackson says, “Athletes love having a chance to re-watch the games after they are done competing.”
The student broadcasters at Lipscomb Academy get to do what they love while experiencing some pretty inspiring moments. This past season, the Lipscomb Academy Mustangs played a school called MLK that has a student announcer that is blind. The Lipscomb Academy announcer gave a play by play details to the MLK announcer who was then able to call the game. This student collaboration shows students everywhere that with a little teamwork great things can happen.
Lipscomb Academy prides themselves on producing fun and unique events. The broadcast team does this by letting the younger Lipscomb Academy students give a little shout out and get their 15 seconds of fame. For Lipscomb Academy, timeouts are not just a boring break, they keep it interesting for their viewers. Jackson says, “We do a funny thing called a temple run timeout. We show a temple run game on the screen while the game is taking a timeout.”
This stellar team is clearly gaining valuable broadcasting experience and making a positive contribution to its school and community. Keep up the good work, Lipscomb Academy student broadcasters!
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