Palo Alto High School’s broadcast journalism publication InFocus is traveling to San Diego today to attend the Student Television Network convention.
According to executive producer Emma Hammerson, this is the first year that InFocus is attending the convention.
“It features thousands of other film students from around the country and we compete in different events,” Hammerson said.
The convention has a series of events where students compete to show their ability to produce different kinds of video.
“It’s pretty much a bunch of competitions, ranging from producing music videos to making a live news show with just two people, to public service announcements,”Anchor Jacqueline Furrier said.
According to Hammerson, the STN convention will last from Thursday to Saturday.
The InFocus staff is excited to try out its new equipment and has high hopes for the competition.
“We also just got all new equipment this year, so we have the opportunity to do really well and hopefully win some awards,” Furrier said.
This year InFocus has a new adviser Paul Hoeprich who has attended STN before which the team hopes will give them an advantage, according to Furrier. The staff is excited for the competition.
“We have a new teacher, who is very experienced and motivated to win,” Furrier said. “Everyone is pretty excited.”