Kearney High School, a Class A public high school in Kearney, NE, has installed ScoreVision's first 6mm, iB1609/iB1007 video scoreboard configuration in Nebraska. The 16x9' display is the largest single video scoreboard in any Nebraska high school.
ScoreVision's partnership with Kearney High School was championed by their Principal, Dr. Chris Loofe, who wasted no time bringing the ScoreVision system to KHS when he began his role as principal in August 2018. Previously, Dr. Loofe was assistant principal and athletic director at Millard West High School in nearby Omaha, NE, where he also spearheaded the installation of ScoreVision displays in their gym. After seeing the impact that ScoreVision had on students at Millard West, it became a priority to bring that same impact to the students and community of Kearney.
The three-year-old high school places a significant focus on bringing cutting-edge technology and valuable educational experiences to its 1,450+ students. Members of the student-run Kearney High School Media Productions program will create content for the displays, teaching them valuable career skills as well as giving them opportunities to showcase their work to their community and fellow students.
Kearney Public Schools Superintendent Kent Edwards told the Kearney Hub that he is "excited about the opportunity to add the new technology to the Kearney High School gymnasium." He said "the new all-digital scoreboards will offer Kearney High School students an educational opportunity to learn about digital technology and create video graphics.
'These are marketable, technology skills that students can apply directly out of high school,'" said Edwards.
The school is also eager to leverage the versatile video boards for all the sporting events and community events hosted in their gym, including the high school's basketball, volleyball, and wrestling teams, local college basketball games, pep rallies, and the school's upcoming back-to-school kickoff assembly.
“The opportunities and ideas are endless. These new boards are going to enhance the game atmosphere while also allowing us to showcase all of our student success stories," said activities director Ryan Hogue.
Lastly, the school is already generating more fundraising revenue to support its programs with the help of their brand-new ScoreVision system. The administration found fundraising success before the displays were even installed. Hogue is excited to provide high-impact exposure to multiple local advertisers during its games and events, stating: “These boards are going to allow our business partners to showcase their products at an all-time new level, where they have the option to change their advertising message from season to season. The scoreboard advertising will create annual resources that will pay for the boards and support Kearney High School, Horizon, and Sunrise athletic departments.”
ScoreVision's Regional Representative Jon Meier says he "can't wait to see the impact this software and technology will have on the athletes, students, teachers, and community in Kearney."
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