SUDBURY - Several Parry Sound High School students attended the CTV Aboriginal Youth Communication Camp this week at the CTV station in Sudbury.
Parry Sound high school students visit with CTV.
Tony Ryma with Ethan Baumanis at the anchor desk working the teleprompter.
Students were mentored by CTV producer Mike Corelli, anchor Tony Ryma, news director Don Chapman and news editor/director Blair Keminen and many others of the CTV staff who generously give their time for this initiative.
Students were challenged with picking a role in a news team and then working with their professional counterpart to produce a newscast. By the end of the day the students were filming, live to tape, the news.
Mercedes Pegahmagabow, Zeeb (Amy) King, Dylin Legault and Goldie Tabobondung-Pawis worked as on-camera reporters, voicing their news story, and doing a standup where they had to memorize a script to be videotaped.
Ethan Baumanis worked with Tony Ryma to learn how to be a news anchor.
All the students worked with confidence under the pressure of deadlines, learned a lot and were inspired by the excitement of television and producing the news.
Candalee Beatty, CTV's Aboriginal relations coordinator, organizes the Communication Camp, which was created to help young people learn about media in an experiential way so that they may consider a career in the field.
Patti Jenkins, the CommTECH teacher at Parry Sound High School encouraged the students to attend the camp.
"This is high quality event which explores all the areas of the news and gives our students a positive hands-on experience,” she said.
“It's exciting to watch the students go from being shy to being polished, confident on-screen talent. The whole day is planned down to the minute - just like the news."