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Doddridge County High School held anchor auditions on Friday for its new Fundamentals of Broadcasting class.

The class was new to the school this year and is an elective the students can choose to take.

The class is putting together a news broadcast that will air in the school after Thanksgiving Break.

After each student read a few stories in front of the camera, two anchors were selected.

Brittany Swisher is both the English and broadcasting teacher. She said some of the students show a desire to work in TV.

"There are a couple who are getting more excited about it every time they do a new project. I think that they're really seeing that they can do it," said Swisher.

Swisher also said that it gives the students a chance to see what a broadcasting or journalism major can be like in college.

"I think it's great because the kids can see what they're getting into before they start a journalism project in college, it gives them a jump start on that," Swisher explained.

Swisher plans to have the students complete a newscast once a week during the next semester.

The students are also learning to interview, edit, and run the cameras.