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Published: 2009-02-11 07:57:00
Updated: 2009-02-11 08:00:12
Posted February 11, 2009
By Nate Johnson
On Monday, I made a long-awaited trip just down the road from the WRAL-TV studios to Washington Elementary School. It was long awaited because my visit got delayed a couple of times for various reasons, the most recent time due to my having a cold and partially losing my voice! (Moral of the story: Stay home when you're sick!)
I had a great visit, speaking to two different groups of students. The first session was with a group of students taking a "School News" elective course. Every day, they assemble and deliver a short newscast with all the information their classmates need to know! Their newscasts has all the usual elements, including two things near and dear to my heart: weather forecasts and lunch menus. (At a previous station, I delivered the daily lunch menus in addition to the morning weather forecast! You might know -- lunch is my favorite meal between breakfast and dinner.) I also spoke to a group of second graders who had some really sharp questions!
So, a special hello to the great students at Raleigh's Washington Elementary!