In a media release issued by Sheridan College Tuesday, it states that a partnership that began in 2010 between Whitney Benefits, Sheridan College and Sheridan County School District #2 enabled SCSD#2 to create a new vocational program in broadcast journalism, and that recently Whitney Benefits renewed their support for this program with an additional gift of over $38,000 for equipment and training.
Sheridan High School Instructor Michael Clift created the Broadcast Journalism course, which enrolled 12 students in the first offering. The class has created a video magazine, “Bronc Stampede,” which includes news, feature stories, sports, and entertainment from the SHS students, staff, and Sheridan community. The class also partnered with area citizens to create a 15-minute production featuring Sheridan area WWII veterans.
Sheridan High School is continuing to build the program and plans to remodel space to create a TV studio in order to increase the frequency with which they produce student news.