LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Huntington ISD is starting to stream events live over the internet as a way to reach out to the community.
"The idea was brought up to us by our principal," Huntington teacher hannah Cook said. "We wanted to get the name of the school and what we were doing out into the community."
The streaming will let people who cannot make the event due to scheduling or distance viewable.
"Growing up I played sports in Huntington and my grandparents lived off so I wish this would have been around. I think it is important for people in the community to get to see these kids," Cook said.
The school district got with Soundtechs and started working on a plan. The result was the school creating a page on livestream.com. The district has started with middle school and junior varsity sports events.
The system is ran by students with the help of teachers.
"It was something else that I could do besides sitting at home basically," student Eddie Ray said.
Some students were drawn to the elective class because of their love for technology.
"I like to do a lot of the technology stuff in and out of school," student Adrian Rangel said.
The class also allows for students to learn as they broadcast live.
"You get to learn more things that you didn't know about running like a camera or a website," student Sydni Gibson said.
The district will start to run more events. Right now they are working out all of the growing pains and plan on having a big streaming event for the annual Veteran's Day program.
"I think it is very important," Cook said. "I have people call us and say they wish that they could come or they want to bring a group of people so getting to live stream those to nursing homes is going to be incredible. I think our community is going to support that."
To view the streaming schedule, click here.