The new school year at Uvalde High School has brought new opportunities to the student broadcasting team.
Originally the advanced broadcast journalism course was part of the English-Language Arts department. Now under the new name of audio/video production, the class has been switched to the school’s Career and Technical Education program.
As a new blocked class period and the addition of an Apple/Mac lab, the program has given students the time and equipment to tape and edit a regular broadcast and develop special projects. Two Mac laptops have also been added to help the students’ editing process.
Several students have showcased their talents through this class, which functions as a working newsroom. The class produces a daily broadcast.
Seniors Mattie Elder and James Nevarez are proven anchors who regularly broadcast the Coyote Country News. Both enjoy the broadcasting.
“It’s fun, feeling that my presence is known to others. It’s something I really enjoy,” Nevarez said. He has extra duty in the program. He and sophomore John’Tey Ramon tape a weekly “Story Time” session, reading a book geared toward elementary students. The book reading is the brainchild of UHS librarian Graciela De Leon.
Nevarez encourages younger high school students to try their hand at broadcasting when they can fit it into their schedules.
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