St. Martin High broadcast students aim to capture memories in a moving way

St. Martin High broadcast students aim to capture memories in a moving way

ST. MARTIN, MS (WLOX) - The broadcast journalism class at St. Martin High School is giving students a way to see the world through a different lens.

“Every day, going into broadcast, it’s something new, something different," said student Garrett Slade.

Slade and his fellow classmate Vy Bui are on a mission to capture as much as they can of the final months of their high school journey.

“It’s kind of like a digital yearbook. You see things in a moving way. Pictures say a thousand words, but moving pictures say more," Bui said.

It started with a hype video for the football team.

“Everyone was like, ‘woah, that’s amazing.’ So eventually, all these people started coming to us and was like, ‘we want a video for our sport,'” Slade said.

That quickly grew into their mission. The most recent video highlights the school’s competition dance team.

Students returned today for the first day of the spring semester. We couldn’t think of a better way to start than with an amazing video celebrating the accomplishments of St. Martin’s Competition Dance Team. Under the leadership of Coach Ryan Wright and choreographer Kimberly Bourgeois, the Jackettes are now State Runners-up. Produced by Vy Bui and Garrett Slade.

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It was all about putting the spotlight on what makes the St. Martin Yellow Jackets truly unique.

“We just want to try to highlight everybody," Bui said. “There is a place for every one at St. Martin, whether it be athletically, or academically.”

Like most people who tend to stay behind the scenes, Slade and Bui said they have no intention of putting the spotlight on themselves. They’re happy to just have the opportunity to give others a chance to experience their school in a new way.

“Years from now, people can go back and look at these videos, and say, best times of my life, and it’s right here," Slade said.

More of the work of the St. Martin broadcast journalism class can be viewed on Facebook.

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