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WeatherCenter Roadshow: Washington Elementary School in Raleigh

Posted February 11, 2009 7:57 a.m. EST
Updated February 11, 2009 8:00 a.m. EST

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!