Mt. Vernon students create live sports show

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Compiled by James Feichtner

Super Bowl pre-game and half-time shows are often a big hit around the big game. But the students at Mt. Vernon High School put on their own pre-game show on Aug. 21 before the home game versus Hamilton Heights.

As part of the school offered Mount Vernon TV Productions, the team of students will produce a 30 minute pre-game show where students will interview the MVHS Varsity Football Coach, Doug Armstrong, as well as some of the senior players. The sports anchors will be debating about the game and have free conversation with their own game expectations, similar to pre-game shows for college or professional football.

Quaid Pearson will be the executive producer and director. Pearson has vast student experience in filming and directing MVTV Shows and has been exposed to a whole new involvement with film making through the MVTV program.

“As a student in the MVTV program, I have been pushed extremely hard to make things better – to do things the right way,” Pearson said. “Before I became a part of this program, film/television was a mediocre hobby for me. I am now looking at several film schools. Students at Mt. Vernon are really offered a phenomenal program as well as a great atmosphere in to work, and grow in a field they are interested in.”

Tom Shaver, the technology education teacher and MVTV sponsor, believes the equipment and opportunities offered to students through MVTV programs give them an advanced learning experience in the field.

“I think that Mt. Vernon students have a great advantage that many other schools don’t have due to the fact that our students have these state-of- the-art facilities available to them. I am extremely excited and proud to be a part of their television and film education, and enjoy seeing where this experience takes them in life.”

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