A Grade 7 student from Falgarwood PS in Oakville won a 680 News junior traffic reporter contest and, as part of her winnings, was awarded $500 for her school to use to purchase library books.
As part of the contest, participants submitted a 30-60 second video of themselves reading a traffic report. Emma says it was a lot of fun and she’s ecstatic she won in the Grade 5-8 category. In fact, while preparing for the traffic reporter competition, Emma has come to realize she enjoys news reporting.
“I learned that I really do like journalism and could be really good at it,” she says. “The experience was very rewarding.”
Emma received $500 for herself and an additional $500 for Falgarwood PS to purchase library books. The school has used the funding to purchase several books including those highlighting Black history.
Principal Nick Frankovich says he is proud of Emma’s accomplishment and thankful for the opportunity for the school to buy library resources.
“It's always a great feeling for school staff when our students put themselves out there and take a risk,” he says. “Emma persevered and was rewarded in the end. We are very proud of her.”