TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Tupelo High School is preparing the next generation of broadcast journalists.
The school’s broadcasting class and WTHS, a student-produced news program, is helping students gain the skills needed before they can start reporting professionally.
THS student Lucy Johnston behind the anchor desk.
THS students Riley Miller (sitting) and Ava Lacey.
Teacher, and former WTVA anchor, Katrina Berry-Ivy said students report, shoot, edit and produce weekly stories about events on campus and in the community.
Ivy said students have won several regional competitions for their work.
"I think it’s giving them such a success edge towards becoming a journalist," she said. "They’re getting incredible experience in high school before they go work for a college and eventually a station.”
To be a part of WTHS, students must audition and write an essay on why they want to join.
Tupelo High School students can audition in December.