Cool schools: Bosse's future broadcasters

By Laura Forbes - bio | emailTwitter
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EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - Putting together a TV show isn't easy but at Bosse High School, they're learning to do just that.

And some may be training for their future jobs.

Bosse senior Aysia Matz joined her television production class "community link" because she knew it would fit her outgoing, outspoken personality. What she didn't know was that she would discover a possible future career.

"I never thought about TV before, but I really like being around here."

Aysia is one of about 30 students who put together a half hour show that airs once a month on public television. They take part in every aspect of production, coming up with story ideas, doing research, shooting, writing, and editing.

"I've always liked radio, so maybe I'll do some TV, some radio," she said.  "I'm definitely going to minor in broadcasting."

Instructor Andrew Coil says many students, like Aysia, find their passion in the program, but even those that don't learn skills like creative writing, public speaking and work ethic.

"They really want their product, which they have control over and they have ownership in, they want their product to be the best."

His students have Been judged the as best several times by the Indiana Association of School Broadcasters.

"We go into college classes or a job and we're already far ahead of what they expect us to be because we work on this stuff every day," Aysia Matz said.

The class can count for as many as six college credits, bringing students like Aysia that much closer to their goals.

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