We are celebrating a great finish to a great fourth quarter for Roberto Clemente’s Broadcast Technology program! Our students had a magnificent opportunity to learn and engage in production and technology on the John Lennon Tour Bus. They won awards in the 2017 CTE Broadcast Technology competition. Plus, eight of our students were awarded $1,500.00 in scholarship money.
The John Lennon Tour Bus made its way to Clemente to spend a full day with our Broadcast Technology students. With the newest technology and gear, the John Lennon Tour Bus is dedicated to providing young people with tours of its studios and participation in free digital media production workshops.The Lennon Bus staff gave our students hands-on de
monstrations, extended jam sessions, and tours of its mobile facility. Our students were excited and thrilled to have participated in this once-in-a-lifetime event.
Another great learning experience was our students’ participation in the 2017 CTE Broadcast Technology Capstone competition. Capstones are culminating experiences that allow students to synthesize learning into an activity, project, and event. Our Capstone was held at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Downtown Chicago. At the competition, our CTE broadcast students competed in various video categories from News Reporting to Television Commercials. Junior student Lolito Lindsey won 1st place for best documentary for his piece on Safe Places in schools. Another one of our winners was Junior student Alexander Ramirez who won 2nd place for his one-on-one interview with Lin Manuel, the creator of the hit Broadway musical Hamilton.
The fourth quarter ended on a high note with our students’ documentaries highlighting a landmark or place in their neighborhood. Two projects were submitted to WTTW. One group chose the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture and the other group chose to do theirs on Paseo Boricua, the Puerto Rican enclave on Division St. between Western Ave. and California. Both groups worked long and hard, overcoming technical difficulties to create excellent productions in the end.
Our Broadcast Technology students were rockin’ this school year! Clemente is proud of their hard work and dedication. Our gratitude to all of our supporters, most importantly to our administration for believing in our students and in the program.