The creative juices are flowing at Telecom as juniors and seniors complete a variety of shows for their TV Production classes.
The students in one class of TV Production I just completed another episode of "Focus," which is a news, information and interview show that covers a wide range of topics. Their show features Heritage High School Basketball Coach Michael Gardner and three players from the team that made it to the VHSL 4A State Quarter-Finals this year. The show also covers Menchville High's 10th Annual Menchville Rocks Talent Show. This episode of "Focus"was produced by Katherine Lugo, pictured at the right.
The senior class (TV Production II) also just completed their episode of "Focus," which is their first directing show. It covers Woodside High School's upcoming musical, "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee." The TV show was directed by Bryan Pedersen and the host is Hannah Pennant. She interviews a few cast members and provides information about the performance. Behind-the-scenes rehearsal footage is also shown.
Another recently completed episode of "Focus" concentrates on fashion. Woodside High School will be holding its first fashion show, and the students interviewed a Woodside teacher who is the fashion show sponsor, Blair Duval, for their show. Niaya Kelly was the Director/Producer and again Hannah Pennant serves as show host. Pennant also talks with two high school students who are interested in pursuing fashion design and who have already been designing clothes for a number of years.
Telecom students have also covered bullying on one of their recent episodes of "Focus." Directed by Summer Eley, the show covers stats and information about the different types of bullying, like verbal bullying, cyber bullying and physical bullying. The show is hosted by Jalyn Banks and features an on-location interview with Celestal Powell, who is a high school Student Support Specialist, and a studio discussion with Student Services and Support Supervisor Linda Askew and a student from An Achievable Dream High School. The show (pictured right) also includes a student-made PSA about bullying.
Other videos recently completed by the Telecom students cover middle school activities and other NNPS student interests like robotics.
These student productions are now airing on NNPS-TV (Cox channel 47/FiOS channel 17), and can also be seen via webstream during the TV broadcast.