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Craven County fifth graders launch morning newscast at school

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In Craven County, a group of fifth graders are getting anearly start to their broadcasting career.

Brinson Memorial Elementary School in James City launched its first school newscast lastmonth.

Every day around 8 o'clock, students go on the air, livewith morning announcements, weather, and the latest headlines from around theworld.

Their set comes complete with an anchor desk, camera,teleprompter, and studio lights.  Theprincipal got the idea from a previous school she was at.

Earlier this month the school received a $550 grant fromthe community to buy more studio equipment.

"I guess it's fun because you can like, get famous and somepeople like you and then, maybe they can try it someday," said fifth graderBryce Wilkerson.

A school spokesperson says the broadcasts are a great way for the students tolearn public speaking, production, and teamwork.

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