Waves of Enthusiasm

HTV CLASSIC/2008
On our spring break trip to Hawaii, HTVers find out first-hand how to tandem surf thanks to some professionals.

Back Story: Candy Suiso, the broadcast teacher at Waianae High School, arranged the surfing lessons for HTV, but nobody knew they were going to be this exciting.

The Focus Statement: “Learning fast to catch a wave”

Trivia: None of the three Missourians had ever been on a surfboard before this day.

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Lessons that Last

This feature from 2007 highlights a high school football team that does not let an extra challenge get in their way.  Produced by Rachel Miles, Lillian Olive and Lauren Bishop.

HTV Opening 01-02

From the fall of 2001, the opening of HTV Magazine with a nod to those 1970s detective and cop shows.  Produced by former HTVer Noel Green and longtime volunteer Mike Teuber.

Sports Rehab

A vintage clip from 2001, produced by Josh Jones and Josh Martin, this story examines how rehabilitation of sports injuries presents a huge challenge to young athletes.  Some make it all the way back, some make it part of the way, and some never can return to their sport.

First Game in HPER

This story from 1991 was shot at the first basketball game played in Hillcrest’s then-new gymnasium, still known as the “HPER.”  Reporter Dearld Snider was on hand along with 2,600 fans as the Hornets faced the visiting Kickapoo Chiefs.

Emergency Drill

From the fall of 2000, a disaster drill where local emergency responders got a chance to deal with a life-like airplane collision.  Megan Matrone and Andy McFarland covered the event for the HTV Magazine Special Assignment.

Commentary: A Big Move

Back in 2009 “HTV Magazine” aired on the local CW.  It was a big move, going from cable access to a “real” channel.  Michael Freeman offered some thoughts in this commentary, which also manages to poke some fun at another show, “The Secret Life of the American Teenager.”

JHO: Commencement

From 1997, Jessica Pritchett discusses Hillcrest administrators’ plans to run a tight ship at commencement due to the antics that interrupted the 1996 ceremony.  And remember, it’s Just Her Opinion.

Commentary: Crushes

HTV CLASSIC/2007
Mehleena Edmonds reflects on those cute, innocent crushes we all have when we’re young.

Back Story: High school crushes were the subject of a conversation in class one day, and that led to a commentary about crushes in general.

The Focus Statement: “Crushes are awkward”

Trivia: The photo of “Willie” is not the actual Willie Mehleena references in her script.

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Fight Club

Marlee McDaris and Holly Fees get a Hillcrest student to talk about fight club.  The Springfield Fight Club, to be exact, in this story from 2010.

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