Lack of Support for
School Sports and Activities
by Sarah, Colton, and Kate
Recently, a lot of students, parents, and faculty have noticed the lack of involvement at sporting events at Washington High School. We thought it would be beneficial to produce a story about this to bring more awareness to this rising issue.
Instead of focusing just on sporting events, we decided to center our story around teenagers being perceived as the “I don’t care” generation because the lack of involvement isn't only at sporting events; it’s an issue affecting many areas at Washington High School.
We immediately knew we wanted to interview a counselor to get a psychological perspective. We also wanted to hear students' opinions on the issue. To include the big problem of student spirit at sporting events, we believed our athletic director would also be a good interview since he is at almost every sporting event.
B-roll was not an obstacle for this story because all we had to do was go to a sporting event and film the crowd (or lack of one). We also had b-roll that we already filmed from events earlier in the year.
Editing this story was fairly easy. We had the idea of leading the story with WHS students stating if they go to events at the high school to intrigue the audience.
Our goal for the story was to start broad and focus on a lot of different aspects regarding the issue. We also hit on a big issue--technology--and even conducted our own survey to add more depth.
We hope you enjoy this story as much as we enjoyed producing it. We hope this brings more awareness to the involvement problem at Washington High School and inspires students to make the most of their high school years.