More Highlights for Post 5
“I’m very proud to know and work with this group of young people, and can’t wait to see the great things they’ll end up achieving in the future.” – WRAL-TV Steve Elizondo The 2016-2017 WRAL Explorer Post 5 Team recently
Explorer Post 5 was established in 1969 and is associated with the Learning for Life program, a part of the Occoneechee Council of Boy Scouts of America in Raleigh. Powell Kidd, a WRAL engineer and volunteer Boy Scout leader, started Post 5 for high school age boys and girls to apply the skills learned in scouting to a possible career in broadcasting.
Post 5 and now Post 50 are still going strong today.
One of WRAL-TV’s former standout Explorer Post 5 members is continuing his dedication to journalism excellence in college. Diego Pineda, Post 5 President last year, was awarded the youth accomplishment scholarship of the Latino Diamante Awards on Saturday night, October
WRAL-TV Director Clarence Williams teaches Post 5 staffers production techniques in the control room.