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SHG Students Learn Broadcasting

Students shoot mock broadcasts, but also work on longer projects like videos or documentaries. (WRSP)

If you go to Friday's football game between Sacred Heart-Griffin and Rochester, you will see some of the SHG students on the sidelines filming the game and putting on their own broadcast, but the program isn’t just for sports.

Teachers say the students’ use of state of the art video technology can help them in almost any career field.

SHG Senior Lauren Freiburg uses her video skills to run the jumbo-tron at football games, but says broadcasting class will eventually help her start her career.

"I plan to one day be a future director and producer for television and film."

She says the work she does editing and producing in class will help her get there.

"It's really important to have the equipment and the knowledge that I have right now to apply to the colleges that I want based on my career path because the things that I have now and have made now will really make a difference."

Students shoot mock broadcasts, but also work on longer projects like videos or documentaries. Everyone has their niche.

"I plan on immediately going into college doing stuff with graphic design or film production," Riley Hulligan said.

Teacher Matt Talken says there are many career possibilities, and whatever the students are interested in, they put in the work.

"I've had students that have put in easily over 100 hours on just a single film," Talken said. "We do a film festival every Spring. And our two winners the last two years, I would imagine that they definitely each put in over 100 hours."

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