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Mrs. Hopper's Broadcasting students visited their dual credit partner, Huntington University. Students enjoyed a day filled with hands-on activities, learning about HU's Digital Media Arts Program (Broadcasting, Film, Animation, and VR), screening films and helping critique HU student work.  It was a day packed full of fun and developing friendships with HU's amazing DMA professors.
This past Monday, 14 Broadcasting and Film Students from the WACC headed to Indianapolis for the 2018 Indiana Association of School Broadcasters Annual (IASB) Conference.  Special sessions included an impressive line up of Hoosier Radio/Television personalities, Professional Film Makers, the Senior VP Programming for iHeart Media, behind the scenes staff, college professors, and an IASB Alumni Panel (From IASB Award Winners to Working Professionals).  Students were able to ask lots of questions to learn more about their future careers and how to be successful.


*Pictured are: Indy's WTHR-TV 13 Meteorologist Lindsey Monroe took time to pose with future Meteorologist and current WACC-TV Student, Gavin Gunder after her presentation about The World of Television Weather.
Mrs. Hopper's Video Editing students filmed their "What's in the Box?" projects today. Students learn about scripting, filming techniques, and the editing process during the course of the semester.  This class is a great class for anyone interested in film, broadcasting, or just wanting another marketable skill for today's tech-savvy workplace.



Mr. Trent Long gave Mrs. Hopper's Radio and TV I students a tour of DePuy's television studio and control room.  Students were able to learn a great deal about how to get started in the Broadcasting field as well as how they could find jobs utilizing their skills locally.  DePuy graciously donated their SD equipment to Mrs. Hopper's class when they switched to an all HD studio.  Her students are blessed to be using such high-quality professional equipment.



On Friday, August 4th, nearly 300 people turned out to watch the red carpet movie premiere of John the Lion. Those in attendance were treated to an evening of laughs and some unexpected tears as the plot unfolded. In the movie, Chris Williams is a high school student struggling to relate in his history class. He is given an assignment to write out the life story of someone in his hometown who is over 70 years old. Chris just wants to make it through the assignment, but what he discovers is more than he could have ever imagined...
The movie’s director, recent WCHS graduate, Beau Eckel, enjoyed witnessing the emotions of the crowd first hand after working on the film for the past year as part of an independent study class. Following the showing, those in attendance waited in a long line to obtain the signatures of the cast and director. Comments such as “This hit home,” “I can’t believe a high school student made this,” and “Where can I get a copy of this to share with others” were heard.


You can view John the Lion in its entirety at https://youtu.be/N0TaIP0k7Ps

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