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Valley Christian High School Communications Department

ANNUAL REPORT 2006-2007 School Year

Submitted by Diann Fugate, Donny Fugate, Nate Marshall, Terry McElhatton


INDEX

Our Commitment ...........................................................................................................................2

The Dr. Clifford Daugherty Communication Center .....................................................................4

Student Accomplishments .............................................................................................................6

Students Involved in the Community ............................................................................................8

Students Travel the USA .............................................................................................................10

Guest Speakers Inspire Student Communicators ........................................................................12

Communication Department Websites ........................................................................................14


Valley Christian High School Communications Department

ANNUAL REPORT 2006-2007 School Year


OUR COMMITMENT...

EMPOWERING STUDENTS TO EFFECTIVELY COMMNICATE THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

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The COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT at Valley Christian is an exciting place to be!

This progressive program presents film, television and video, radio, newspaper and yearbook production as avenues that can be used to communicate to students, parents, faculty and administration, and the community.

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The DR. CLIFFORD DAUGHERTY COMMUNICATIONS CENTER is one of the finest in the country with cutting edge technology, equipment and software. With a fully functioning TV studio, multiple recording studios and over 40 iMacs & G5 computers running the latest software (Pro Tools, Adobe Suite CS2 & Final Cut Pro), students have all the tools necessary to produce award winning projects and publications. For the Art of Film and Filmmaking classes, a new 12 foot movie screen was installed this year.

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Through print and broadcast media, Communications students at Valley Christian High School learn to express their ideas, emotions, God’s truth and Christian faith.

Advanced technology and practical communications theory enable students to confidently interact with a rapidly changing industry.

The COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT faculty is committed to empowering students to effectively communicate the Gospel message.

Diann Fugate Journalism, Yearbook

Donny Fugate Radio, Yearbook

Nate Marshall Film, Scriptwriting

Terry McElhatton TV, Video

CONGRATULATIONS DONNY FUGATE, COMM DEPT Radio teacher, for completing his M.S. in Mass Communications at SJSU.

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The Advanced Television class produced the

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

DAILY NEWSCAST every morning on KVCH-TV NewsOne Live.

Advanced Television students and Advanced Radio students teamed up to provide LIVE

WEB CASTS of many sporting events throughout the year.

Television and video students produced the

2007 VIDEO YEARBOOK.

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Film & Video students held a successful FILM

FESTIVAL.

Twenty-five entries were submitted; 8 trophies and 6 certificates were awarded for the students’ accomplishments.

Journalism students produced 8 editions the high school student newspaper,

The Warrior.

Yearbook students published the 2007 memory book,

The Vanguard: One Step Closer.

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STUDENTS IN THE COMMUNITY COMM DEPT

VCHS Journalism students Erin

Parker and

Ryan Eshoff conducted personal interviews with writer Jerry Jenkins and actor Stephen Baldwin.

Congratulations to The Warrior Editor in Chief, senior

Erin Parker who was awarded a 4-year internship at NBC studios.

Senior

Anna Iuppa’s Every 15 Minutes article was

published in the local Times News Group newspapers.

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The staff of the SAP Open Tennis Tournament, held at the HP Pavillion, judged essays from the HIGH

SCHOOL

WRITERS DAY and selected VCHS Warrior Sports editor, Ryan Eshoff as the winning author. Ryan received a laptop for his award-winning article. http://www.sapopentennis.com/community/WinningEssay.asp

Kevin Fanelli and Journalism Christian News editor Adam Hill were credentialed as working media as they covered the

Radio student

Greg Laurie Harvest Crusade in San Jose. Fanelli and Hill conducted interviews with musical artists as well as the event coordinators.

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THE USA COMM DEPT STUDENTS TRAVEL

TV & FILM and VIDEO students traveled to Southern California to attend the Student Television Network conference in Anaheim.

Accompanied by COMM DEPT teachers, Terry McElhatton and Nate Marshall, these students attended seminars and enjoyed many hours of instruction in a variety of areas.

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JOURNALISM & RADIO STUDENTS traveled to ESPN in New York and Connecticut to visit ESPN studios and watch live tapings of ESPN shows. In Connecticut, 7 Journalism students and 2 Radio students toured the ESPN headquarters and met many of the ESPN TV personalities. Students also traveled to the ESPN New York studios to watch a taping of “Cold Pizza” and visit ESPN Zone. To end the trip, COMM DEPT students were treated to a Mets baseball game at Shea stadium.

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GUESTS INSPIRE STUDENTS COMM DEPT

While in San Jose premiering their film MIDNIGHT CLEAR at the Cinequest Film Festival, Jerry

Jenkins (Left Behind book series author), Dallas Jenkins, film producer, and actor Stephen Baldwin visited VCHS and spoke to Valley COMM DEPT students.

Testifying to his new-found faith in Christ, Stephen Baldwin encouraged students to live for Christ and make an impact on their generation. Jerry Jenkins encouraged young writers to use their gifts for the Lord and His kingdom. Dallas Jenkins spoke to excellence in all that is done in life as Christians representing Christ.

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Stephen Baldwin donated 10 books to the VCS library. Valley Christian librarian, Mrs. Sharon Kilpatrick, and Dr. Clifford Daugherty accepted the gift on behalf of the school.

Mary Gibbony visited the COMM DEPT from the Brooks Institute of Photo and Film.

Fall, 2006 Accomplished CNN TV journalist, and SJSU journalism professsor,

Bob Rucker, spoke to VCHS COMM students, challenging them to be trustworthy, reliable journalists.

act one

Training for Hollywood

Act One trains and mentors Christians for careers in mainstream film and television. Their visit to Valley inspired students as well as community people who attended the conference.

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Visit the

COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT

COMM WEBSITES & BROCHURE

Websites

http://communications.valleychristian.net

http://film.valleychristian.net/

http://kvch.valleychristian.net/

http://kvch-tv.valleychristian.net/

http://warrior.valleychristian.net/

COMM DEPT BROCHURE http://communications.valleychristian.net/images/CommBroch06bleed.pdf

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2006-2007 Comm Dept Annual Report  

The 2006-07 Communications Department Annual Report

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