Mt. Vernon students produce TV show for community

Students broadcasting on one of their sets. (Submitted photo)

Students broadcasting on one of their sets. (Submitted photo)

By Anna Skinner


Students involved in MVTV at Mt. Vernon High School worked hard to create a video that displays information about the students and staff inside Mt. Vernon schools.

The 30-minute show was broadcasted on NineStar’s Channel 9 three times, and will be rerun occasionally. Among some of the interviews included in “Inside MV” were Joseph Wilson, Fortville Elementary School Math T-Race Winner and Spelling Bee champion; Dr. Shane Robbins, Superintendent; MVHS’s Blake Miller, a water ski competitor; and MVHS Student Council president Emily Flemming.

“We believe that Mt. Vernon possesses some of the best and brightest staff and students in the state of Indiana,” Principal Bernie Campbell said. “Producing ‘Inside MV’ provides a wonderful learning activity for our students to showcase their talents on and behind the cameras. This broadcasting experience helps Mt. Vernon reach out to more the community that do not have school-age students.”

Students decided they want to be at a different location each month, declaring that they would film at McCordsville Elementary School for the October show. All of their shows will depict the talent and skills of K-12 students and staff.

The shows take on an interactive talk show format, and students all worked together to form a production crew, camera operators, an audio operator, a host and editors.

Yet providing a unique view to those in the community and being a good learning experience in general, MVTV helps encourage the kids involved to pursue a degree in television, like MVTV host, Xander Reid.

“Being the host of ‘Inside MV’ has been a very fun learning experience for me,” Reid, a senior at MVHS, said. “I plan on going to college to try to become a news anchor and this is a more than perfect way for me to test it and become better at it.”

Those who watched the show on NineStar or who saw it on YouTube,, are encouraged to provide feedback to to help the students better their next production.


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