Community Productions and Youth team up to film SPPS graduations
Each spring in St. Paul, thousands of young people participate in a tradition that marks their passage into adulthood and celebrates the successful completion of their secondary educations- graduation. Many walk across the stage of the Roy Wilkins Auditorium in downtown, and SPNN’s Community Productions Department is there to capture the experience for Saint Paul Public Schools..
This year, in addition to our seasoned production crew, we hired several young people from the SPNN Youth Department to assist with production. Having learned professional skills by participating in programs like Set It Up and the Youth Action Committee, Ari Conroy, RayLynn Prokasky, Kyle Kucsmarski, and Natalia Salinas worked alongside our regular crew for three days. The graduations will be airing on SPNN Channel 16, and were also projected live above the stage during each ceremony.
The youth had a great time working with the more experienced crew. Over the course of the production they developed a good rapport, laughing and chatting while they were free and getting down to business quickly and efficiently. We’re always excited about opportunities for departments to work together, and to give youth a chance to grow their professional skills.
Graduations will begin airing next week on SPNN Channel 16. Please see the schedule below for specific schools, dates and times:
School and AGAPE (ALC)
Monday June 18, 25 July 2, 9, 9:30a.m. and 4:00p.m.
Monday July 16, 23, 30 , August. 6, 9:30a.m. and 4:00p.m.
Central Senior High School
Tuesday, July 3, 10, 31,August 7, 9:00a.m. and 4:00p.m.
Humboldt Senior High School
Wednesday June 20, 27, July 11,18, 9:30a.m. and 4:00p.m.
Harding Senior High School
Thursday June 21, 28 July 5, 12, 9:30a.m. and 4:00p.m.
Johnson Senior High School
Friday June 22, 29, July 6, 13, 9:30a.m. and 4:00p.m.
Como Senior High School
Saturday July 7, 14, August 4, 11, 9:30a.m. and 4:00p.m.
Highland Senior High School
Wednesday July 25, August 1, 8, 15, 9:30a.m. and 4:00p.m.
Sunday June 24, July 1, 8, 15, 9:30a.m. and 4:00p.m.
Creative Arts High School
Friday July 20, 27 August, 3, 10, 9:30a.m. and 4:00p.m.
International Academy/ LEAP
Thursday July 19, 26, August 2, 9, 9:30a.m. and 4:00p.m.