Student broadcasters are excited about the new TV studios being built at Mars Area High School, reports Sandy Trozzo in the Post-Gazette.

The studios are being constructed as a result of the building’s $15.5 million renovation.

According to the P-G, graduating senior Mike Sackley told school directors last week that new software is allowing students to get real-world experience in editing video.

The student-run TV station began broadcasting Mars High sports over the Internet this year, with coverage supplied by Sackley, who will attend Arizona State University in the fall to major in journalism.

“It’s nice to see an example of someone with some initiative and making it happen,” school director Marjorie Vincent tells Trozzo.