FOX 8 is excited to share a new segment highlighting kids and teens in our local communities. Whether they are making a difference in some way or they have a unique passion or talent to show off, we want to share their stories.
Our first story took us to Conemaugh Valley High School, where a group of students is working hard to bring a new class to life. This isn’t your typical math or English class. It’s a TV class, designed to give students a hands-on, real-life experience.
Conemaugh Valley TV or CVTV started as a project in another class back in 2019. It became an actual class this school year, offered to students in grades 9-12.
CVTV students are responsible for delivering the morning announcements to their peers every morning. They also put together pre-produced segments on students and school activities, to include in the broadcast. Some of their tasks include writing scripts, editing video and speaking in front of the camera.
Sophomore Ashley Hamula has been a leader in the class and edits the broadcast well into the night, making sure it is ready to go for the morning.
“It’s a lot of responsibility, but I like kind of leading and helping everyone. And teaching new people how to do it,” Ashley said.
Ashley learned how to edit from her older sister, who is a former member of CVTV herself. Now Ashley is training her classmates.
CVTV students have a mini-studio which includes lights, a camera, a teleprompter and a green screen!
For some students, CVTV is just for fun and serves as a creative outlet. For others it is a hopeful glimpse into the future!
“Definitely broadcasting is interesting to me. Anything in communications. Anything I have to talk to people is really fun to me,” junior Taylor Price answered when asked what career she wants to pursue after graduating.
This week, CVTV students took it to the next level by livestreaming their broadcast for the very first time!
You can watch their work here. https://youtu.be/W4jdC3TPldk
We are looking for story ideas like this one! If you know any standout kids and teens around town, be sure to submit a story idea to firstname.lastname@example.org.