LAS VEGAS - Faith Lutheran Middle and High School recently debuted new classrooms for the Film & Broadcast Academy, giving students the chance to work with advanced technology in state-of-the art studios.
Dr. Steve Buuck, CEO at Faith Lutheran Middle School and High School said, "The two academies further our commitment to give our students every opportunity of a successful future in the career fields they desire."
The ribbon cutting was on August 10th, but we went beyond the grand opening - heading in-studio with these future broadcasters who are actively working now, on what one day could be their profession.
The FLNN Studio is home to a weekly 10-minute newscast recapping sports highlights, school news, and unique stories.
The approach of the program is multi-faceted, highlighting versatility, with students becoming skilled in many different areas.
There is a real world approach in this broadcasting program, which starts with their instructor, who's worked in the journalism field - even here at 8 News Now.
In addition to a newscast, students complete a 50-hour internship, produce their own portfolio, and intern at local stations.
We talked to one student named Chase who sat in the control room during one of our KLAS newscasts, and he said he might have found his career calling while watching newscasts in a professional environment.
Many of the students also shared that they love the thrill of doing live television.
Students have learned the nuts-and-bolts of the industry, providing groundwork for college, careers, with high hopes about where they'll be in a decade, which for some, includes specific plans:
In looking ahead, one student, Kaya said she'd "like to be a sideline reporter for college football, maybe even the NFL."
Another student, Sarah, said the class "has really helped me find my career for the future."
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