When you leave it up to kids to decide what to study, they might just choose to start their own television news show. On GLS TV, a project of Glacier Lake School in St. Ignatius, students serve as editors, anchors, camera operators and script writers, with only occasional supervision from school co-founder Ben Kestner. Episodes have covered everything from the local weather to national news stories such as the Standing Rock movement. A private school without political or religious affiliations, Glacier Lake School says it lets students follow their passions and build their own curricula.
Olivia Vanni is a senior at the University of Montana, graduating this spring. She spent her summer working as a photo intern for the Missoulian newspaper and enjoying the perks of Missoula in the summer. She is currently the multimedia editor for the Montana Kaimin and enjoys all things photo.