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Local students put on daily newscast at Rayburn Elementary

News Crew as it’s called, teaches technology and multi tasking. It gives kids a chance to show off a personality -- and, boy, do some of the kids have plenty of that! (SBG Photo)

They are the face and voice of Rayburn Elementary.

“You're the anchorman? Yes. How cool is that? A lot.”

A daily newscast for students, by students.

“You got some rock stars here? We really do.”

News Crew as it’s called, teaches technology and multi tasking. It gives kids a chance to show off a personality -- and, boy, do some of the kids have plenty of that!

“What did you tell me when I said can I have your autograph... I’ve already been preparing."

“Apparently Emilio is giving me his autograph. This is a big thing... You have one? N? Oh, it’s a limited edition.”

"They love it. They enjoy being here every morning. Announcements, local news. They ask every week--is our turn?"

The kids take turns in various jobs including this: Support staff.

“I got over nerves because my friends believe in me and people tell me to try again -- you can do it.”

Emilio Gomez says he joined News Crew because his sister did before him.

Elizabeth Segura had other reasons.

“Because I watched the news every morning with my grandmother. I thought, 'Hey, maybe I can do that too!'"

Whatever the motive, the classroom lesson is something you can’t learn from a book.

“They learn about teamwork, about themselves, how they handle situations. They get to learn about what they are good at.

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