Cedar Hollow students finish first year of newscast

Hawk News is in it's first year at Cedar Hollow in Grand Island.
Published: May. 5, 2022 at 1:19 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - A group of 8th graders in Grand Island are bringing their fellow classmates the news on their terms.

From interviews with students to headline announcements, blooper segments and more, Hawk News has made a big impact in its inaugural year at Northwest’s Cedar Hollow school.

It’s the first year for the club organization which consists of four girls, who meet during their free time during the school day.

The girls started out by learning the basics of writing, shooting, and editing the episodes.

The club got going in the fall and by early December their weekly newscasts were up and running.

Student Abby Hundall with Hawk News said it’s something they’ve enjoyed doing and have learned a lot along the way.

“When our teachers talked about it we thought it would just be going to sports games and taking videos. But it’s become so much more. We definitely have gotten so much better. We have a good system now and everything flows at the end. I think we’ve done really good,” she said.

Teachers Molly Mills and Skylar Jenkins serve as advisors to the club and said while there was a lot of trial and error at first, they’ve noticed significant growth in a short amount of time.

Mills saying, “They really taken the reins and made something they can be proud of.”

The girls have now started training in the next group of 8th graders who’ll be taking over their spot come next year. And while they say they’re sad to give up the reigns, the girls say they’re proud to see it continue on.

Hawk News airs in all K-8 classrooms at Cedar Hollow and is also posted on the schools Facebook page and YouTube as well.

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