Student spotlight: Yates HS communications students participate in CBS Sports Symposium

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of articles designed to highlight the work of HISD students, particularly as it relates to developing global graduate skills, connecting learning to careers, or preparing for higher education. In this entry, we see members of the communications program at Yates High School participating in a CBS Sports Symposium, one of the many Final Four events benefiting HISD students.

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Representatives from CBS, Turner Sports, and the NCAA held a symposium with Yates HS students on March 30 as part of the lead-up to the Final Four showdown.

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More than a dozen broadcast experts shared their wisdom with students on how to write sports scripts, produce shows, handle media relations, and other related topics. They also provided guidance during a radio interview conducted in the Yates radio lab featuring the sports guests being interviewed by Yates students Reginald Pierre-Antoine and Amber Wright, with DJ Justin Sutherland. Listen to the broadcast by subscribing to the JY Radio Lab on iTunes or Podmatic and using these links: and

“Events such as these expose our students to the diversity of careers in the media industry,” said Yates Magnet Coordinator Theodore Irving. “It takes them beyond what they can learn in school and gives them actual on-the-job experiences.”

The students are part of the Jack Yates Magnet School of Communications, which was established in 1978. The program offers students a chance to learn skills in film, TV, and radio production, photography and video, graphic design, journalism, and electrical technology.