With the opportunity given by this grant, Highland Home FBLA was able to provide activities that support the infrastructure for a morning newscast. Through projects and cooperative learning, students learned the techniques to communicate accurately and efficiently to a mass audience using industry-standard technologies in a fast-paced, career-simulated environment. Students were responsible for informing the Highland Home School community of important events surrounding COVID-19 in our community, our strides in preventing the spread in our school, activities and accomplishments of our students academically and athletically through the Squadron Network morning show. Video journalism, news gathering and studio production skills were fine-tuned while producing stories for a morning show.
Specifically, FBLA was able to purchase a green screen, cameras, microphones, clothing, computers, software, and training materials with help from this grant from Wiregrass RC&D. In addition to providing information to the school and community, Highland Home FBLA members were able to expand their participation in the national competition into broadcast journalism.