By Matt Hudson Editorial Assistant

Dave Gibson, left, and Kevin McWilliams, second from right, of 3 Rivers Communications, presented a donation of $15,000 to Matt Bakken, right, and students from his video production class at Lone Peak High School on June 6. This year, Bakken’s students have been working on media projects such as commercials, newscasts and sports broadcasts. He said that the class gives students a solid foundation for college-level media production and provides helpful hands-on experience.

The donation will be used for new equipment including cameras, lights and software. Gibson, a general manager for 3 Rivers, said he wants to see the class produce content for a local access channel.