It was a challenging task. After three days of learning about journalism and even participating in a “press conference”, the Fifth Graders at Seitz Elementary in Fort Riley, KS, were asked to write a news story themselves. The topic: The person their school is named after, General Richard J. Seitz. They did a great job, remembering to use quotes from the press conference with the general’s son Rick and his nephew John, to pay attention to the details and to start with a “hook”.
Here is the second collection of some of their reports, some complete, some only with a few sentences.
(For privacy reasons, the students’ names are not published.)
Do you know a lot about Richard J. Seitz?
Richard J. Seitz was born in Leavenworth, KS, on February 18, 1918. He enjoyed helping others in getting involved in community activities. Richard went to Kansas State University (KSU). While he was there he met his first wife Bettie. Unfortunately she died of a heart attack. He missed her but kept on going, then he met his second wife Ginny. Continue reading