Leander, TEXAS (KXAN) — Leander students return to class Thursday and high school students will be greeted with a new look for their football stadiums. Over the summer, crews installed new video boards that will be operated by students during football games.
“I think it’s a great learning opportunity,” says Daniel Cernero, video board manager. “We are trying to prepare them the best for the future and I think it is just one extra skill that they have once they graduate they are that much more prepared.”
Students are paid for their work. Vista Ridge Senior Jadon Porter signed up to run everything from cameras to the playback.
“I hope with the addition of the new screen, the fans get more into the game. Instead of just watching with their own eyes, they can see it on the big screen with cool graphic designs.”
Video boards have been added to Bible Stadium for Leander High School, Gupton Stadium for Vista Ridge High School and Monroe Stadium for Vandegrift High School.
All were paid for from sponsors and advertising dollars.