David Knight

Second Place

Prize Awarded:
$12,000
Year:
2003
School:
Lancaster High
Location:
Lancaster, SC

Project Description:

Knight's "Improving LearnTV's On-Site Productions" project is a broadcast journalism class where students work with adults to create programming for the government access channel. Students are responsible for script writing, set design, contacting and arranging for guests, graphic creation and final production, and writing press releases for the local newspaper. Students tape the shows live and produce short public service announcements on topics like parenthood, addiction, teen pregnancy and peer pressure. Students learn to improve their communication and technology skills while benefiting the community through these educational programs.