Highland Home School announces new program

Published 9:50 pm Sunday, March 28, 2021

Highland Home School recently announced a new program at the school.

The Squadron Network started in Fall 2020. The program allows students to broadcast live via Facebook using industry standard technologies. The program focuses on communication techniques enabling accurate and effective broadcasts to an audience.

The Squadron Network is possible due to a grant from Wiregrass Resource Conservation and Development (RC& D).

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“We want to give a big thank you to our county commissioner, Raymond McGough, for informing us of the grant and all the support he gives our school,” said Kasey Pouncy, FBLA advisor and business educator at HHS. “Thank you to Wiregrass RC & D members Chris Sells, Will Tate, Will Barfoot, and Lisa Harris.”

Currently, there are three student staff members participating in the program, Jordan Bryant, Jessica Bodiford, and Blake Herring.  These students are the first of many to gain insight into broadcast journalism through the program.

Jordan Bryant is 14 years old and in the eighth grade.  He is the son of Erica Warren. Bryant is a member of FBLA and plays basketball and football for the Flying Squadron. He enjoys playing basketball in his free time and visiting the University of AL. Bryant is excited about working for The Squadron Network because he would like to learn more about sports and broadcasting.

Jessica Bodiford is 14 years old and in the eighth grade. She is the daughter of Lee Don and Jocelyn Bodiford. She is a member of FBLA, runs track, plays volleyball and basketball for Highland Home. Her hobbies include riding horses, cooking, baking, and playing sports. Bodiford wants to play sports and have a career in nursing.

Blake Herring is 14 years old and in the ninth grade. He is the son of Randy and Jennifer McGough. He is a member of the FBLA and a member of the basketball team. Herring enjoys playing video games and basketball. He aspires to be a sports commentator after a career playing basketball.