Rivals for a Reason
by Brennan, Megan, and Kaden
We decided to cover this story so even more people could learn about Rivals for a Reason. The hard work and dedication these girls had in helping to raise money for Friends of Kids with Cancer is a great example of how our community can come together as one, especially when these girls are crosstown rivals.
Since we knew WHS's Payton Dubberke and Emma Piar-Shaw played a substantial role in the fundraiser, we decided to interview them both. They both gave great interviews, giving us details about everything leading up to the event, the event itself, and where the money raised by the event went.
Emma was also able to give us phone numbers of girls on the opposing softball team at Borgia that also played a big role. We got into contact with Dani Kimminau and Josie Lindemann. We were able to set up interviews with them at Borgia's softball field. It was awesome hearing the story from their side, too. Both girls gave us a lot of information about the game and how they felt about the strong role the community played in this event.
When we were at the Borgia softball field, we were also able to get some great b-roll. Emma came with us to the field, and we did her interview in the dugout. We were able to get her and the two girls from Borgia to throw around a softball. Also, we got shots of the SFB sign and various shots of the field for when we started editing our story.
Lastly, we knew we needed to hear the story from a coach's point of view. We interviewed Coach Gough one day after school. He gave a great interview and spoke about how proud he was of the girls.
Next came writing our script. We knew we wanted the story to be community focused, so we used the parts of the interviews when the girls talked about the community being a huge part of this event. We had five really good interviews, so it was hard to choose who would be talking, but it all came out nicely in the end.
Finally, we started the editing process. Brennan played the biggest role here. She reviewed with us how to do all of the paperwork before editing and how to start editing on the iMacs. The rest of the team really appreciated Brennan's insights as a returning staff member because we are new. She was a big help!
After finishing the story, we were all ecstatic with the result. This community-focused story came across very well. We hope you enjoy it, too! Also, if you would like to donate to Friends of Kids with Cancer, click this link.