Gear Up Specialist Ms. Cayci Mahaffee, along with English teacher Ms. Markita Proctor, brought students from Rockcastle County High School to KET for a tour and a KET Media Lab workshop in Basic Video Editing. Ms. Mahaffee is returning to KET this week with another Rockcastle County school group for another workshop on Infographics for Classroom Projects. She used federal Gear Up grant funding to pay for transportation costs to KET. The Gear Up program aims to encourage high school students to go on to college for study and career education. For more Kentucky Gear Up grant information see the Kentucky Gear Up website.
While touring KET, Ms. Mahaffee’s students were met by KET video producer/director Nick Helton, who is also from Rockcastle County. Nick spoke to the students about his works as a producer/director of KET television programs and special events. Many of KET’s employees are Kentucky natives, educated in Kentucky, with children in Kentucky schools.
Cayci Mahaffee, Rockcastle County Schools, and KET Producer/Director Nick Helton, addressing visiting Rockcastle High School students. Nick is also from Rockcastle County.
Other schools have used Gear Up grant funding for trips to Lexington for
KET Media Lab workshops and tours of KET’s multimedia production facility. Perhaps the grant could also help you bring students to KET. For more information on bringing students to KET for tours and KET Media Lab workshops, contact
Jeff Gray, KET Education Div.