Mason Prep making news

Pictured (front row, from left) are Amanda Cross, Grace Gehlken; (second row) Celia Campbell, Scott Logan, Jack McFee (third row) Sophia Bernstein, Hampden Thomas, Madison Duffy, Hampton Gehlken; (back row) Ann Clare Purcell, Madison Baxley, Dent Guarino.

On Tuesdays and Thurs-days, Mason Prep has a live news program that is broadcast into each classroom through smartboard technology and the public address system.

Members of the WKNI-TV news crew write, edit and film the announcements. Those students are chosen based on their writing skills, command of the English language and their stage presence.

They produce a sports spot, weather and community service announcements.

Other students are incorporated in the news with special events and reporting.

Twelve students will manage WKNI-TV for the 2012-13 school year. They are Amanda Cross, Grace Gehlken, Celia Campbell, Scott Logan, Jack McFee, Sophia Bernstein, Hampden Thomas, Madison Duffy, Hampton Gehlken, Ann Clare Purcell, Madison Baxley and Dent Guarino.