Photo courtesy of Alabama Public Television
Alabama Public Television Project C
Felicia Bell, director of the Rosa Parks Museum, gives a tour to student reporters, from left, Rushton Davis of Auburn High School, Micah Briggs and Caleb Townes of Hoover High School and Caitlyn McTier of Sylacauga High School.
Two Hoover High School students recently worked on an episode of Project C for Alabama Public Television.
Project C is a series of electronic field trips throughout the 50th anniversary years of the civil rights movement The episodes focus on citizenship in a democracy and study historical events.
This episode, which focuses on the Montgomery Bus Boycott, will air on Dec. 1 at 10 a.m. and noon. Seniors Micah Briggs and Caleb Townes worked on the episode along with Rushton Davis, a senior at Auburn High School, and Caitlyn McTier, a junior at Sylacauga High School.
Briggs is a member of the International Baccalaureate program, serves as an ambassador for Hoover High and is a legacy student and docent at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Briggs has been a member of P.E.A.C.E. Birmingham for four years and serves on the AIDS Alabama Youth Council. She also participates in demonstrations and rallies for equality, encouraging others to participate as well. This was Briggs’ second year as a student journalist for Project C.
Townes is a second year ambassador for Hoover High, president of the National Honor Society and treasurer for Mu Alpha Theta. He has finished in the top five in the state for the Health Occupations Students of America and has been part of the Health Science Academy for four years. Townes is also a student minister for students in grades 3-6 at Faith Chapel Christian Center.