Neshoba Central High School junior Kathryn Dreifuss (left) and senior Jon Addy pose in front of a computer displaying the hype video shot and produced by the school’s digital media program. The video was well received and garnered thousands of views on social media after it was posted.
There is always an abundance of hype on Neshoba County School District’s (NCSD’s) Rocket Field during football games, but there was a new addition this year that drew accolades from fans, coaches and players.
A new hype video produced by Neshoba Central High School’s digital media technology students premiered last semester. When the video was later posted on social media, it reached more than 6,000 people in less than a week.
Digital Media II teacher Shannon Broom said she was thrilled for her students and their success.
“That’s a lot of Facebook views for us,” she said. “We are just a little organization here in Philadelphia.”
Lundy Brantley, NCSD’s superintendent of education, applauded their efforts and said the students were able to build their résumé while getting real-world experience in their chosen fields.
“Their creativity is really mind blowing,” he said.
This is the third year for digital media at Neshoba Central and Broom’s second to teach the second-year course. Bridgette McFarland teaches the first-year course. Skills taught include photography, graphic design, music production, video and animation.
Junior Kathryn Dreifuss and senior Jon Addy said they enjoyed the class so much that they plan to pursue similar fields of study in college.
“Students like Kathryn and Jon are so interested in the technology that they will work on video production at home," Broom said. "Not everybody is willing to do that.”
To watch all the videos, visit Neshoba Central High School's digital media technology’s Facebook page.