OZARK-- Twenty six students make up Mrs. Megan Pettus's Audio Visual and Multimedia class at Carroll High School. These students have the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art television equipment.
They produce two newscasts each morning and afternoon to present on-air to their entire school. Every two weeks, they work together to write, film and edit a 15 minute on-air newscast. The students have the chance to anchor, report and produce the show. They learn all facets of on-air and behind the scenes of television production.
Students said this gives them an opportunity to begin working towards their dreams early.
"It's always interested me, and I think I want to do this in my future," Sophomore Sierra Lewis said. "What better way to get a head start on my future than to take this class?"
The program is offered as a four-class curriculum. Students begin with the basics of camera operations, move onto writing then end with an advanced television production class.
The program is in its first year at Carroll High School. It is open to all students grades 10 through 12.