What’s Happening Behind the Scenes | Endowment Intern Shannon Simmons

By Shannon Simmons

Rockin Rags Creations

A lot of small steps are taken before a piece is anywhere near ready to be published, and that is what this week has been all about for me. During week four of my SCETV summer internship, I have been able to work on different tasks in the office that will help move the current stories we’re working on forward.

Enjoying The Ride | Endowment Intern Rebecca

By Rebecca Dymock

Moncks Corner

You guessed it; this week we did some more traveling. OnTuesday, we visited the H.L. Hunley Museum in North Charleston for a virtual reality shoot for the project Let's Go! I was excited to visit the submarine because I had been interested in its famous mystery ever since I read a book on it as part of a summer reading assignment for 6th grade. I even spotted the book in the museum gift shop! It was such an easy-going shoot that we all enjoyed being a part of.

I Heart Hungry Kids

By B. Perron


There’s a kid-powered organization in the Lowcountry helping feed kids.

In 2013, seven year-old Jackson Silverman was told he was too young to volunteer at the food bank and help feed hungry kids in Charleston County. With the support of his parents, Josh and Tiffany, Jackson pleaded for the rules to be changed so he and his younger twin brothers, Gabe and Riley, could volunteer.

Home Stretch | Endowment Intern Jenna

By Jenna Schiferl

Newberry Opera House

Since I have only completed my fourth week at ETV, this might be a misleading blog title. However, after we wrapped the last live debate of the season on Wednesday, I got an odd sense of almost-nostalgia. Things will certainly start to slow down after the runoff election next week, and with no more live debates scheduled, it feels like the home stretch of election-season. This isn’t technically true, considering that the entire process will revamp again in the fall before general elections take place.

Sharing More and More | Endowment Intern Shannon

By Shannon Simmons

Vernon Grant Gallery

 We started this week by discussing one of my favorite topics, social media. I got the chance to attend a digital luncheon in Columbia where we learned about different approaches to increasing online engagement. I thought it was super interesting to hear a large platform like SCETV talk about their social media techniques. As a content creator myself, I’m always trying different ways to increase my audience. I’ll definitely take some of the ideas discussed and use them more often when creating digital content. 

And the Winner of ETV’s LearningWhy EduSpire Award Is…

By Bette Jamison

Mrs. Higdon pictured with student working at a computer

Congratulations Jessica Higdon, from North Charleston high school! Ms. Higdon used the lesson Critically Analyze and Understand Primary/ Secondary Resources using FDR’s 1933 Inauguration from the LearningWhy website.  Her students used this lesson to create a chart or narrative to analyze their findings. See more from the lesson outcome here. Ms. Higdon will receive 1-night stay at Hampton Inn & Suites – Charleston! Congratulations again Ms. Higdon!

We're Halfway There | Endowment Intern Rebecca

By Rebecca Dymock

Ridgeway Old Police Station

This week marked the halfway point for my time here at ETV. We kicked it off by visiting Ridgeway, SC to shoot the next episode for the new Our Town series. I loved spending time in their beautiful small town. In fact, the people there were so willing to help us that we found it almost comical how easy the shoot was to schedule. We had a great day filming the picturesque little town and talking with people about their tight community.