HOMER CITY — Despite the dreary weather that has been surfacing, Homer-Center High School has been just as active as it ever was. Clubs have been hard at work with fundraisers and events as students prepare for a new year.
The Media Club has been getting its hands into some contests, as some students have entered in the Lip Dub 2013 contest. In the Lip Dub 2013, contestants must create and enter a Lip Dub video — a type of music video that is filmed without any audio while performers lip synch the lyrics and the song of choice is played over. The contestant’s video is then judged based on a voting system, where anyone can then go to the Lip Dub website and vote for their favorite video.
Winnings of the contest include $1,000 for runners-up as well as a grand prize of $5,000.
In addition to raising money, Media Club members have been discussing future field trip options to gain some behind-the-scenes knowledge of various media outlets, as well as looking for some new equipment. This new equipment will allow members to capture even more exciting shots that occur throughout the days in Homer-Center.
Media Club is not the only club in the school, however, as Spanish Club has been doing their part as well. The lollipop season is just around the corner as Spanish Club members have been getting ready to start their Halloween-inspired, skull-modeled lollipop sale. The money they earn will be put to good use for future club-related expenses. Some of the money will be given to the annual Teddy Bear Fund, which aims to bring comfort and joy to the many kids in need.
Members of the National Honor Society in Homer-Center will also be doing their part by participating in running the upcoming American Red Cross Blood Drive.
On Oct. 28, a blood drive will be held at Homer-Center and anyone who would like to give blood may show up on that day to make a donation. One donation of blood can help save up to three patients’ lives, so that one donation can really have an impact. Homer-Center is also encouraging students to wear red on Tuesday, in order to raise funds for the American Heart Association.
The exciting schedule of Homer-Center continues to push onwards as students are buzzing around the community, so be sure to stay on the lookout for any of these upcoming events.
“Media Club provides students an opportunity to experience communications media, technology and public speaking in a unique and fun environment. Students are responsible for a daily live broadcast of morning announcements. This year the crew will add a monthly news magazine show,” said Deanne Magolis, club adviser.
“Media Club allows students who are not scheduled for media classes the opportunity to become part of the news crew and use professional grade cameras, audio equipment and digital editing technology. The group takes an annual field trip that focuses on the communications media business or the film industry.”
Homer-Center Media Club members Noah Smith, left, and Eric McQuiston were hard at work setting up for the morning newscast. (Deanne Magolis/Homer-Center High School/Submitted photo)