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First Coast News' Student of the Week: Danny Scramm and Jacob Stuckey from Nease High School

8:22 AM, Sep 14, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Two seniors at Nease High School are starting the year strong with an invitation to attend CNN's Journalism Fellowship.

Danny Schramm and Jacob Stuckey both study television production and journalism at Nease, and that is exactly what they'll get to observe during their visit to CNN Center in Atlanta.

"It's a once in a lifetime chance, especially for a senior in high school," Schramm says.

"I'm really excited," adds Stuckey.

However, it's not their first time at the global news network. They first visited CNN in August. 

"We were able to get a tour from connections but after that, once we met everybody and we got business cards and we shook hands with the right people, we got an email and were asked to come back for the journalism fellowship," says Schramm.

"We met the vice president and the vice presidents of different divisions of CNN," Stuckey explains.

One of Danny and Jacob's teachers, Geoff Stephens, has known both students since their freshman year. Stephens says they're fun to have in the classroom, "They're not the most serious in the classroom, but when it comes to what they're trying to get accomplished, they're very serious." 

Stephens says he's proud of the students for choosing to network on their own. He says it speaks volumes about their drive and ambition.

"This has entirely been done by themselves, nothing we've set forth for them, so they've set a goal for themselves and they're striving towards it," Stephens says.

Both students say they want to become filmmakers. Jacob says he's also interested in news.

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