Thunder Bay Broadcasting’s WBKB-TV (Alpena) has recently began a commitment to help area schools promote literacy. On November 15, station staff members attended Sanborn Elementary School as part of the school’s mystery reader program.
Students who completed 16 days of at home reading were treated to a mystery reader luncheon to celebrate their accomplishments. WBKB had the pleasure of sending the school’s first reading guests to help the students get in the holiday spirit, and discuss careers in media. WBKB-TV’s Lauren Mixon and Joe Rybarczyk read “How to Catch a Turkey” and “A Plump and Perky Turkey” to third and first graders, respectively.
The students also had the opportunity to learn about journalism, including writing, editing, and videography. One third grader even interviewed his grandfather, a retired newspaper publisher.