Broadcast Leadership students continue to learn, lead

On July 31, the students in the Broadcast Leadership class are discovering the best ways to construct documents of policies and other broadcasting resources for their schools in order to implement a more ideal system of organization.

“We’re in the creation phase right now,” instructor Randy Scott said. “Today we are working on building documents to take back to their schools and putting to play the first day of class so that they can keep in place some systems for years to come.”

Broadcast Leadership student Brittney Antonelli from Waterford Kettering High School said she likes the multiple elements of the class but mainly what Scott brings to the table.

Students in Broadcast Leadership gather around computers and laugh with instructor Randy Scott. The students learned how to create official documents for their broadcasting staffs in their own high schools. OLIVIA PORATH / PHOTO

“I enjoy this class because it’s taught me a lot about leadership skills,” Antonelli said, “but the best thing I like about this class so far is the way that it’s been taught. I enjoy how it’s, like, very interactive and it’s not just lecture. It’s hands-on and we’ve been able to create stuff that we can bring back to our classroom.”

Scott said overall his students are beginning to learn more about leadership roles and what categories they fall under, plus ways students can better themselves and their classes back in their hometowns.

“They’re learning a lot of skills they don’t even know they’re learning,” Scott said. “They’ve got the teamwork thing going on…and with every key stroke and every new document they create, what they’re doing is, they’re becoming leaders. Because they’re going to take this message back to their crew and get them unified under a single vision.”

Of course, Scott added a bit of good humor to the ambiance—talk of wrestling alligators (their volleyball team name) and using duct tape to find their way to victory was a must-have conversation piece throughout class time. And the goal for the day, as Scott said, was more than just newfound knowledge. His objective was keeping the living and breathing students that occupied his classroom alive.

“Survival is always number one,” Scott said, “so if I can take back seven kids alive in good health, then we’ve accomplished our goal. Leave no MIPA student left behind.”

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