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Students at a Delaware County school have wrapped up a special project in recognition of Catholic Schools Week. (WPVI)

Students at a Delaware County school have wrapped up a special project in recognition of Catholic Schools Week.

Eighth graders at Mother of Providence Catholic School are putting the final touches on their weekly newscast.

It's a special Catholic Schools Week production highlighting all their school events to mark the occasion.

Most of the action happens in the school's art room in front of a painted green wall.

Bailey Haraburda is anchoring this newscast but there are 11 students working on the broadcast and they each learn every function in producing it.

"They all have to be an anchor, they all have to do sports, to do the weather," said Karen Gramiak, language arts teacher.

The students change the prompter script to help Erin O'Brien prepare to deliver the weather.

Cameron Alexander also loves giving the forecast.

"I like doing the weather because it provides information to people who don't know what the weather's going to be like. It also helps people when their dressing for school," said Alexander.

"I like doing the sports because I'm always interested in sports. My favorite sport is basketball," said Julio Bell, 8th grader.

It's the third year for the students' newscast, which is broadcast on YouTube and the school's website.

But first the production has to go to editing in the computer lab, where students crop photos, transform video and add interviews and graphics.

"I think I like editing the best because you get to see all footage and see how that goes just from being on a green screen to the finished product," said Bailey Haraburda, 8th grader.

If all goes well, the newscast will be ready to broadcast to the rest of the school on Friday.

For more information visit: www.mpregional.org

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