Cool Schools: High School Review
BATON ROUGE - Last year, we started a new series called "Cool Schools" where we counted down the most unique students, teachers, classes and programs in our area. This week on 2une In, we looked back at some of the coolest high schools in our area.
At St. Michael's in Baton Rouge students scramble for a spot in a forensic science class taught by a death investigator for the Baton Rouge Coroner's Office. The students receive hands-on learning, taking fingerprints off evidence and learning the science of blood splatter. It's not just an interesting class, but proves that classes like math and science come in handy in the real world.
"The forensic class was instituted a couple years ago and we decided to do that class because it was a way to intergrate the different aspects of what the students were doing in school," explains Principal Ellen Lee. " They used their math, their biology, their chemistry, their physics, to put it all together and use that in a class, so they don't have to ask, when am I ever going to use this?"
In Livingston Parish, students at Walker High School spent their Friday nights broadcasting games on the gridiron for Cox TV viewers. Wildcat TV is produced, directed and filmed entirely by students.
"Once game time starts, everybody is in a hustle," junior Xander Miller says. "we're all on the field filming, people are up in the booth making sure everything is running smoothly. Everyone is on point."
Over at Scotlandville Magnet High, one student is making his mark on the school.
Senior Anthony Kenney is captain of the marching, president of the Student Government Association and even junior deacon at his church. That's just a few of the many organizations that decorate his resume.
There are many high schools with great organizations, students and teachers doing innovative things. We at WBRZ News 2 salute you for have a really Cool School.
If you have an organization, student or teacher you'd like to see in the spotlight this spring, contact 2une In's Kylie Dixon at firstname.lastname@example.org or (225)336-2392.
Watch the video for more of our Cool Schools High School Review.