TUPELO, Miss.(WTVA)-Tupelo High School Prinicpal Jason Harris came upon an email that posted a contest for most spirited school by C-Spire.
Since the high school started a brand new broadcast journalism course he thought the contest would be the perfect first project for the class.
"I did put a lot of pressure on them because when I first saw this e mail I told them that we were going to win overall in our category," says Harris. "They stepped up and did it and for such a young group to assemble a product like this in such a short time span, I think it speaks volumes for our students here on campus."
The contest rules required a two minute video of students showcasingtheir school their school and spirit.
It had to be created completely by students and in this case students who were brand new to any type of broadcast software.
"The first thing that we wanted to do is just round it out," says Senior Chris Baccus. "We wanted to make sure that everything we could put in it that we had video of was in it. We started with football because that was the most prominent, and then we moved to basketball, and then other athletics. We also put in academics like the Madricals and Soud Wave."
"We didn't have all of our equipment when we first started, says Senior Parks Graham. "We had our macbooks and that is about it. We had to edit it with i movie and we couldn't use copyrighted music so that was a big deal. We had to find good music to put behind it."
When the votes were tallyed Tupelo High School won the contest by a unanymous vote, and that vote came with $6,000.
Those who started this class say the future in broadcast at Tupelo High is looking bright.
"It's going to show that we really are, although new, really effective at what we do with broadcast," says Baccus. "I think anyone in this class who is going for a broadcast major is probably going to have something that looks good on their application."