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Port Neches-Groves elder finds new sight behind video camera – Port Arthur News

Braxton Dore’ will be heading to Texas A&M this fall. But the courses he chose for his future changed by just one class at Port Neches-Groves High School.

“I walked into the class and I didn’t really know what it was really about, and Mr. (Greg) Picazo introduced me to everything,” Dore said of PrimeTime, the broadcast journalism class at the ‘school. “He showed me how to record in the field, and I fell in love with it – just capturing all those moments and really getting involved. I’ve recorded a lot and had a lot of great clips this year.

And those clips, he said, will become his portfolio after graduation on May 26.

Dore’ was curious about the class, but hadn’t been able to participate in the past due to his schedule. He had previously been heavily involved in football. Leaving the team for his senior year allowed him to try out PrimeTime and get into the sport he loves.

As a member of the PrimeTime team, Dore’ films matches.

Braxton Dore’ will be attending Texas A&M in the fall to major in sports management and minor in journalism. (Monique Batson/The News)

“We also attend all basketball games, track and field meets, softball, baseball,” he said. I went with the football team earlier since I had played with them. I joined in and helped record and also helped on the sidelines.

Dore’ said some of his best work came from being accidentally knocked over on the football pitch.

“Some of the best clips were seconds before I fell to the ground. It was wild,” he said.

Another surprise for the PNG senior was to learn that his instructor was something of a local celebrity when it came to journalism. Picazo has spent many years in radio and broadcast journalism.

“I kind of mixed it up with the weather guy,” Dore said with a laugh. “I didn’t really know what he was doing. He explained it to me and I was like, ‘whoa.’

Picazo said he was lucky to have Dore’ in his Sports Media class.

“Braxton is one of those students that makes a teacher say, ‘I wish I had a class full of students like him,'” the instructor said. “As we were reviewing video footage recorded by Braxton during the very first football game last fall, I was blown away and immediately added him to our ‘PNG Primetime’ broadcast team. stood out as a presenter, videographer and editor, and is always one of the first to volunteer to cover events on our campus.

“He’s one of the most engaged students on campus and he even has a part-time job in addition to all his extracurricular activities. I will definitely miss him and wish I had him for another three years, but I can’t wait to see what his future holds. His dynamism and determination will take him far.

When he heads to Texas A&M, Dore will combine his love for sports and broadcast journalism, choosing to major in sports management and minor in journalism.

“I could go the journalism route,” he said. “It just depends on what I like best about college. I plan to get involved in their new (organizations).

As well as being behind the camera, Dore’ enjoys being in the past, claiming history is her favorite subject. Although he attributes this to his teacher, Amy Neeb.

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