8News visits Southside Elementary in Dinwiddie

Southside Elementary School students pose for a photo with 8News reporter Evanne Armour.

DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) – On Friday, 8News reporter Evanne Armour was invited to Southside Elementary School in Dinwiddie for Career Day.

Southside Elementary School students pose for a photo with 8News reporter Evanne Armour.
Southside Elementary School students pose for a photo with 8News reporter Evanne Armour.

Second grade students gathered in Mrs. Tetterton’s classroom to learn what it takes to be a television reporter and what goes into getting Good Morning Richmond on the air each day from 4:30 to 7 a.m.

Evanne chats with students after her presentation.
Evanne chats with students after her presentation.

The students had a lot of questions about what it’s like to report on severe weather. Several students said they watched 8News this week to keep updated on the deadly tornadoes that ripped through the state.

The students wrote letters to thank the team for their tornado coverage.
The students wrote letters to thank the team for their tornado coverage.

Many of them wrote thank you letters for Evanne to deliver to the news team for their in-depth storm coverage.

“You went to dangerous places to keep us safe,” Ivan wrote in a letter.

Emma said the 8News team “went toward the danger” to inform viewers of the storms.

“Your job is important because knowing what to do saves lives,” wrote Shaymarie.

The students had popcorn with hot sauce ready for Evanne when she arrived!
The students had popcorn with hot sauce ready for Evanne when she arrived!

The students even greeted Evanne with one of her favorite treats she mentioned on air one morning — popcorn with hot sauce.

Thank YOU for being such gracious hosts, Southside Elementary School students! Hopefully we have some journalists in the making.

Be on the lookout for the Southside second graders on Good Morning Richmond this Saturday at 6 and 8 a.m. for a special shout out!

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