Cherokee High School Launches Broadcast Club

CHEROKEE, Ala. (WHNT) – Cherokee High School (CHS) launched a new broadcast club at the start of the new school year.

The club sets up a weekly newscast, which is broadcast to each class on Tuesday mornings. Using a single camera, green screen and monitor, the students transformed a small storage space into a recording studio.

CHS senior Lakon Bunt told News 19 that the club has been one of the most unique learning experiences she has ever had.

“It was just something different, something new,” Bunt said. “None of us have ever really had the experience of recording anything.”

Jonathan Owens, a member of staff at CHS and one of the club’s founders, told News 19 that he wanted to encourage members of their club to set big goals.

“I feel like these kids didn’t realize they could put on a TV show,” Owens said. “These kids are funny, great, creative.”

Teagan Lockett, a CHS junior, said she never considered journalism as a future career before joining the club.

“It helps me feel more confident in front of the camera or in front of people,” Lockett said.


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