One of the great things about our job is we get invited to speak to local groups. The best times are often when we get a call from a school, asking for us to bring a news vehicle, a reporter or photojournalist to speak to a class.
Schools don't pay us for our visits, at least not in dollars and cents. KAKE photojournalist Larry Buell recently took a microwave truck (the vehicle we use to do live reports) to Valley Center's Wheatland Elementary for Careers On Wheels Day. A few days later Larry received a stack of thank you letters from the kids. Here are some of the highlights;
Bailey wrote, "We learned that if we did silly faces you would not put it on the news".
Brandon added, " It feels important to me because I wanna be a cop, maybe i'll get a KAKE news person to go with me".
Harrison said, "I was surprised when I saw the camera. I thought that people all over Kansas was watching us".
Alyssa wrote, "The interesting thing was that I didn't know that there was a microwave tower in one of the KAKE car had a microwave tower! The connection I think is the computers and computer chips because we use computers and computer chips".
And finally from Libby, "Did you know we couldn't live without you because if you weren't there we wouldn't be able to see or hear the weather guy and we might be wearing a swimsuit when there is snow on the ground".
We couldn't live without you either Libby. Thanks for the great messages.