Buffalo students try their hands at Western movies

BUFFALO — Johnson County is cowboy country – the land of the Virginian, Butch Cassidy and Sheriff Walt Longmire.

But soon those Western heroes will have company. A new congregation of cowboys and cowgirls will descend on the county soon, courtesy of the Buffalo High School English department’s annual January Jubilee program.

The jubilee, which wraps up this month, requires students to study a genre of fiction and create their own film using those themes. After completion of the films, the English department will hold an “Oscars” ceremony honoring the top student-crafted films.