Center Hill Middle School offers unique broadcast class - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Center Hill Middle School offers unique broadcast class

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OLIVE BRANCH, MS (WMC) -

Encouraging leadership and teaching students to be a voice for their community, a unique course at a DeSoto County middle school is preparing the next generation of Mid-South broadcasters.

The morning announcements are little different at Center Hill Middle School in Olive Branch.

Gathered in the cafeteria each morning, students get the latest on school events, news, and even birthdays through a student produced newscast called Mustang Television or MTV2.

It is an interactive opportunity for 6-8th graders to learn about lighting, editing, and public speaking--something most kids do not get until high school or college.

"This really helps me break out of my shell and help me be able to talk to people," student Braxton Miller said.

"I like to inform people and tell them good information that they may need to know," student Brayden Bowden said.

For the past three years, Kacy Covington has sponsored the broadcast program with participation from selected students with proven talent on and off camera.

"I've had to be creative. We do the editing in my classroom at a computer, that makes it a little bit harder and we do a lot of the work in a small space," said Covington.

Many of the broadcast students are looking forward to media careers and had lots of questions for our WMC Action News 5's Jerica Phillips and photographer Bo Bradley.

Gaining confidence and communication skills, students said they are networking and ready to take news to the next level.

"I just think it's a good experience with all the people here, because you make a lot of friends," said student Katie Huey.

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