Ossun Elementary's news team - KLFY News 10

Ossun Elementary's news team


There's a new generation of news anchors in Acadiana and they're Ossun Elementary's KLTW news team.

"Good morning Ossun Elementary, I'm Olivia Deshotel. I'm Sara Diaz. I'm Seth Meaux. And I'm Jade Melancon. And we're your KLTW news team," this is how these four students begin their school mornings every day. KLTW, which stands for Kid's Leading The Way, is made up of four news anchors from fourth and fifth grade. This project began at Ossun Elementary late last year following a neat idea pitched by one music teacher.

"I thought it would be great to offer a job to the children in which they could be the broadcasters and they could be saying the announcements and it kind of turned into something more than that," said Allison Bourque, music teacher and KLTW program director. Bourque said the students not only broadcast school related news and shout-outs each morning to the entire school, but they also create and film commercials for various events through creativity and teamwork.

"We just all come together and we make a bunch of commercials. We come up with ideas and put them together. We'll then just show it on the news announcements in the morning," said Sarah Diaz, KLTW news anchor. This program not only teaches creativity and teamwork, but how to be a leader as well.

"It's a really, really big role because we're the big kids of the school and we're suppose to teach them how to be leaders," said Jade Melancon, KLTW news anchor.

Each of the students involved said they could possibly see a future in the television news industry.

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