Black River Falls Student Media is starting the process for fundraising for a trip to San Diego and new equipment for the class.
Beginning in January, students brainstormed ways to make money, and also get the student body involved. Publications teacher Julie Tiedens has spent a lot of time getting together different fundraisers for the kids in both SRL News and Yearbook classes.
“We have a really cool t-shirt design by Megan Engebretson that we are going to sell to people. I think a lot of students will like this because Megan is an amazing artist who has a really cool and original design. Also, we are going to have a flower sale for Valentine’s day that people always love to get involved in,” said Tiedens.
The Flower Sale will be held February 9-11 and will be distributed on Friday the 13. The carnations will be sold for $2 during lunch time. The t-shirt sale is still being thought through on where and when they will be sold and distributed.
These fundraising opportunities for students are for new camera and video equipment, along with a trip to San Diego in early Spring.
“The trip to San Diego is a combination of a bigger project all the students are doing. They were selected to create a documentary from their region. So in this trip, the documentary will shown at the conference, and they need to be there to see it,” said Tiedens.
This is going to be a convention for these media students to explore different exhibits, sessions, and contests to broaden their horizon on film and journalism.
“Going to San Diego will give us media students some national experience, get our names out there, and give us exposure to not only new tips and learning skills, but also professionals that we can learn from,” said media student Devin Newby.
The class is also advertising to local businesses as a fundraiser. Students will be able to see new ads in the yearbook and also segment tags on the morning announcements, GM97. Jenny Malchow is one of many students who is getting involved in the ad fundraising.
“These ads are a great way to get business exposure throughout the school and give them a way to reach out to our student body. We are hoping for as many ad segments as possible to make this a successful thing,” said Malchow.
These fundraisers will be happening throughout the next few months. Additional news on when these fundraisers, such as the t-shirts, will be specifically sold will be shared later to the student body through morning announcements.