Thursday, March 2, 2005


Private First Class Felicia Hall of Byhalia made a guest appearance at H.W. Byers. She was invited by Loretha Cole, junior high teacher, to share some of her experiences with her students. The students were attentive and eager to listen to her presentation.

Felicia was a 2000 graduate of Byhalia High School. On May 25, 2003, she enlisted in the United States Army. She attended basic training in Fort Lee, Va. Currently she is stationed in Germany and works as a supply specialist/armorer.
Some of her duties include: automated logistics, weapons maintenance, and tracking and ordering unit supplies.

H.W. Byers students visit Channel 3 News Station

As a part of the occupational diploma program in the Marshall County Schools, these students visited the Channel 3 television station in Memphis, Tenn. last week. Students are to visit different sites off campus to enable themselves to meet objectives set by the State Department of Education. Charles Johnson, transitional coordinator for the school district scheduled three trips for the district’s students. Potts Camp visited the news station on February 17, H.W. Byers traveled to Memphis on February 22 and Byhalia was scheduled to visit the station on February 24. Rachel at the TV station was the tour guide for all the groups. She started by showing us the backyard where the weather is forecast often.

Then we went to the anchor desk where the on-the-air personalities do the news. Austen Onek and Todd Demers talked to the students about forecasting the weather and what you would need to become a meteorologist. Markova Reed, who does the early morning show, told the students how she started out in TV journalism.

We toured the promotion area where all the commercials are made, the editing department and the programming room. Jerry Tate, anchor for News Channel 3, spoke to the students briefly on the outdoors hunting and fishing segment that comes on Saturday evening. The students were very excited to see how the news is gathered and reported.

Johnson would like to thank Rachel Wooldridge and Channel 3 News Station for allowing all our students to come and visit the station.

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