Southeast High School’s Television Production program is a four year career and technology program that prepares students to enter the real world of broadcasting and post-secondary higher educational institutions. The curricular program is enhanced by a strong extra-curricular club that is known as SETV. Students gain real world experiences by creating shows that are broadcast on the Manatee County School District’s cable television channel, EDV-TV. (Bright House Digital Channel 620 and Verizon 39)
The primary program that the club produces is called The Right Direction. This half-hour newsmagazine is produced monthly during after school club meetings. The show includes talk show segments, news feature pieces, and public service announcements that are entirely created by students. The intent of “Direction” is to inform Manatee County of what’s happening “in and around Southeast High School.” The Right Direction is in its fifth year of programming. In addition, SETV’s remote production team covers events throughout all of Manatee County’s schools.
Watch episodes of The Right Direction.
Record Seven (7) Straight Years as State Champions SETV Broadcasting Team will go for a 4th year as NATIONAL Champions this summer at the SkillsUSA National Conference in Kansas City during June.
Finally, the television club competes nationally through SkillsUSA, a national organization for vocational students which holds competitive events that lead to national championships. Southeast competes in two events annually: TV Video Production and Broadcast News Programming.
In TV Video Production, students must take all of their equipment to the contest. Students are given a “prompt”, and they must then video and edit a 60 second public service announcement based on the prompt.
The Broadcast News Programming team members are given newswire copy as well as raw video footage of the stories from which they must create a three minute news break.
This year marks the SEVENTH year in a row that a Southeast TV Broadcast News Programming team is the state champion. Congratulations for this remarkable achievement and to instructor, Mike Sanders, for being named Florida SkillsUSA Advisor of the Year.
The 2012 Broadcast News Programming team are NATIONAL champions! Congratulations to Mackenzie Yaryura, Mark Hurst, Ingrid Onoriod, Aruba Fatmi, and SkillsUSA Advisor Mike Sanders.
To find out more about how to choice coming to Southeast and becoming a member of the television program, simply call the school at 741-3366, Ext. 2102.