DME to recognize high school seniors with video

From staff reports
Posted 4/1/20

DME Media Productions, the multimedia division  of the Daily Mountain Eagle, is planning to spotlight local high school seniors in light of last week's cancellation of the rest of the school year.Jeffery Winborne, the new media coordinator at the DME, said local high school seniors at Walker County Schools, Jasper City Schools and Sumiton Christian School should be spotlighted for their accomplishments.

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DME to recognize high school seniors with video

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DME Media Productions, the multimedia division  of the Daily Mountain Eagle, is planning to spotlight local high school seniors in light of last week's cancellation of the rest of the school year.

Jeffery Winborne, the new media coordinator at the DME, said local high school seniors at Walker County Schools, Jasper City Schools and Sumiton Christian School should be spotlighted for their accomplishments.

“Senior year is a special time for these students,” he said. “The Class of 2020 has been forced to sacrifice the end of a 12- or 13- year journey in their lives.”

Winborne said he wanted to use the DME's video capabilities to give the graduating class a chance to be in the spotlight.

“Nothing will ever replace the memories they are now losing out on, but hopefully this will give them something to be proud of,” he said.

For the project to work, however, the DME needs the participation of the Class of 2020. Every senior should film a short video of themselves, selfie-style, lasting about 15-25 seconds stating their name, their school, their post-graduation plans and send it to jeffery.winborne@mountaineagle.com.

If the video file is too large to send via e-mail, students are asked to used cloud-based storage (Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox, etc.) and to send the shareable link to Jeffery's e-mail. Be sure to include your name and school in the subject.

The videos can be as personalized as each student wants, but they are asked to include the line “I am a (name of school mascot)” at the end. For example, Jasper High School students would say “I am a Viking” at the end of their video.

The self-recorded videos will be compiled into a montage for each school and released via the DME Facebook page.

“I really hope this can be something fun and memorable for these students who have had so much taken from them because of this dangerous outbreak,” Winborne said.