BEATRICE – Local business representatives were introduced to O-Zone Vision on Wednesday, a planned video board and sound system upgrade….that will provide another avenue for support of the school system and students.
Superintendent Jason Alexander and Brandon Noel of Daktronics Corporation gave a presentation on the project planned for the O-Zone gym.
The new board will offer spaces for several anchor sponsors at $3,000 per year, over five year, and several premier-level sponsorships at $1,000 per year, for five years.
Alexander says there’s been a high interest level in the project.
:14 “in the future”
The video board will be able to promote students and their activities, advertise local businesses and their events…plus provide an avenue for students to be involved in the technology of creating the content for the system.
:16 “as well”
About twenty-five local business representatives attended a Beatrice High School Media Center lunch on Wednesday, to hear about the project. There appeared to be early interest in sponsorship sign-up.
:18 “very positive”
Funds raised above the lease-purchase cost of the system will also provide additional financial backing for school activities.
Noel, of Brookings, South Dakota-based Daktronics, says the company has created a curriculum that students can use to create content for O-Zone Vision. Alexander says it’s a powerful tool for students to demonstrate their creativity.
He said it’s also an opportunity to enhance the experience for spectators, leaving a positive impression on visitors while promoting the community.
Alexander said the district has over 670 students involved in 24 different activities, who have a combined grade-point average of over 3.1…something he says, “is pretty darn stellar”.