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Leaders in Learning: Vallivue students find new way to boost school spirit

It's a joint endeavor between the student council and career technical video program. (KBOI File Photo)

The Vallivue Falcons are putting their school spirit in the spotlight.

"We want out school to be more involved with everything going on, so if we have a way of getting it out there," said Jessie Maimer, sophomore class president.

It's called VSPN.

It was started this year by a group of students who wanted a way to show their school pride.

"You get the students involved more," said Lane Ratliff, a sophomore class representative. "They aren't just kind of receding. They get more involved with the school and school events. It's like 'come out here and support!' It helps them get out there."

It's a joint endeavor between the student council and career technical video program.

"There's an excitement, even with the teachers, of what's happening within our school. [We're] showcasing different things and bringing our announcements so that it's not just on a piece of paper," said Holly Hammons, leadership instructor.

Right now, it's a big dream that's working on a small budget, but these students are giving it everything they have.

The show airs every Thursday but they're busy all week long shooting video of events as they happen.

"It definitely is a lot of work and I don't think we realized how much work it was in the beginning, but then it kind of all worked out and it definitely has been worth it," said Ridge Royce, senior class representative.

While the program is still young, there's no telling where it could go or where it could take the students involved.

"What I am making here I can make a portfolio out of that I can show to future jobs, even college, it helps me in the long run but it's also something I enjoy so it's win-win," said Drew Maimer, a producer of VSPN.

"I really want our kids to understand that you are learning a marketable skill that you can use if you go to college to get into programs there or if you want to just go straight out of the workforce [that] you've got skills," said Derek Self, career technical educator.

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