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ATLANTA -- We're in the "excuse the dust" stage at 11Alive while our new set is under construction.

Our old set is now firmly in place at White County High School in Cleveland, Georgia.

The broadcast teacher and two students came down and packed the set, piece by piece, onto a flatbed truck.

"Excited. Totally blown away," said Charles DeWalt, Technology Specialist at White County High School and Executive Producer of WTVN at the school.

It's quite a gift.

The news set, familiar to 11Alive viewers for six years, will now help students look good as they learn all aspects of the broadcast business at White County High.

"There are 41 students involved in the (broadcast) program andnine members of the executive staff," said DeWalt. "(They're learning) field reporting, technical set up, how to get your lighting, your cameras, your microphones."

The old 11Alive set is a far cry from what the school is currently using, which is a small area with a chroma-key green wall and desk. They project a virtual set over the area.

"I think (the 11Alive set is) pretty cool. It will look good in our school, look good in our studio that we'll buildup," said John Jackson, senior.

White County High has certainly built an impressive broadcast program, without a formal news set. Last year, the school won two first place awards from U.S. Education TV and a$10,000 prize.

"Basically the Oscars of all the student broadcasters about the nation," said DeWalt.

Now, with a professional broadcast set to use, those in the broadcast department feel they've won another honor.

"Thanks, Guys," said DeWalt as he drove away from the 11Alive studio.

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