Courtesy of C-SPAN, four DHS students and one teacher will be in the Spin Room/Media Filing Center after the Oct. 11 vice-presidential debate. Those students are Austin Barringer, sophomore; Emma Jackson, junior; Andrew McKinney, junior; and Russ Meurer, senior. The two alternatives are Phoebe Ross and Calvin Steber, both seniors.
A panel of five DHS teachers and administrators selected the students according to C-SPAN's criteria :
“The students, just like the other journalists, will ask the DNC and RNC surrogates questions about their candidate’s debate performance.The students’ debate experience (via social media and/or video) would be used for C-SPAN’s online resources (http://www.c-span.org) – two students would focus on the DNC camp, the other two on the RNC camp. C-SPAN rep will be on-hand to assist the students with questions and access to the spin room. We want students who are engaged in politics, social media savvy and will be great representatives from Danville High School.”
Students have already planned a session this weekend for researching the VP candidates' positions on the issues and to prepare interview questions.
Additionally,C-SPAN is arranging two other opportunities for DHS students to become involved in the vice-presidential debate. A C-SPAN rep will give ten DHS students a tour of the debate venue at 10:00 a.m. Oct. 10. Also on Oct. 10, DHS students will be able to tour the C-SPAN bus that will be parked at Centre College.