Logan High School’s student-operated television station, WLHS TV has a mission statement “to serve the needs of our students, faculty, and staff.”
In only two years, the broadcasting class operating the station is branching out to serve the needs of the public. Station director and broadcasting instructor, Bill France, says his students assembled a documentary on the Buffalo Creek flood and sold it as a fundraiser.
Other community projects include collecting money for Christmas in the Park and organizing a charity basketball game called “Hope Hoops Classic” to raise money for the school’s Relay for Life Team, which benefits the American Cancer Society.
The students in his class are also earning money by turning their editing and production skills into business opportunities. “They have been making highlight reels for players at Logan and several other schools,” France said. “This is a great way for them to earn some extra cash.”
Some students have gotten so good at editing that they are lending their talents to the Logan County Board of Education and the Ralph R. Willis Vocational Center to make presentational and recruitment videos.
The class consists of Dylan Vidovich, Shana Nelson, Rachael Fortune, Zach Marcum, Sara Browning, Jacob Adkins, Jason McCloud and Brittany Hodges.