5th-Grade Journalists Create Newscast

GATR News Live in Colleyville

By Kim Fischer
|  Wednesday, Jun 2, 2010  |  Updated 7:29 PM CDT
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Pint-Size Journalists

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5th graders at Glenhope Elementary School in Colleyville prove you're never too young to start a career in journalism.

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Pint-Size Journalists

Glenhope Elementary School in Colleyville proves you're never too young to start a career in journalism.
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Every morning, kids across North Texas get the latest on what’s happening at their school during the morning announcements, but one Colleyville elementary school is doing it in style.

A group of five lucky fifth-graders are chosen every three weeks to run GATR News.

"I think it's so cool," said Molly Heygood, the teleprompter operator. "Even though you're not the people talking that everybody sees, I still think it's kind of cool that you get to run the news and help, because you're still running something that the whole school is paying attention to."

Molly is joined by a graphics operator, a camera man, a reporter and an anchor. Librarian Julie Nell leads this operation, and she said she loves every minute of it.

"So it's really kind of fun because you see some personalities come out in them," Nell said.

But anchor Trey Waters said people shouldn't count on seeing him behind NBC5's anchor desk anytime soon.

"Probably not, I’d get too nervous" he said.

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