By STAFF REPORTS

Students at St. George’s Episcopal School will make history this semester with the school’s first-ever newscast produced by students.

Students will gain the necessary skills in a new journalism course taught by Emmy-winning TV reporter Josie Evans.

“Students will learn how to shoot and edit video, write and ultimately present their reports in a bi-monthly newscast,” Evans said.

Evans, who went by Jocelyn Conner on air, spent 15 years in TV news, most recently at CBS 46 in Atlanta as an anchor and reporter. She has also worked in radio and print.

Evans has received multiple honors, including two regional Emmy Awards, for her reporting and anchoring.

“I’m excited to work with such a terrific group of kids. They are smart, curious, creative, and I cannot wait to see what they achieve, Evans said.

The school launched the program when numerous students expressed interest in the field.

“Ultimately we want to give our students every competitive advantage, and this class will help to distinguish them in the college application process and their future endeavors,” said SGES high school Director Dr. Blake Monts de Oca.

The school’s journalism class launched in January with the first newscast scheduled to air in March. The newscast will be broadcast to students over closed-circuit TV.