4-H Enlists Kids As Reporters For Web

By Evan Cael
Peninsula Daily News

Photo: Evan Cael, Peninsula Daily News interviews Claire Turner, Luke Turner and Mary Turner in the Jefferson County 4-H office.

OLYMPIA (November 13, 2006) – Gov. Christine Gregoire is used to being asked hard-hitting questions by veteran journalists, but usually the reporters aren't quite so young.

Eight-year-old Claire Turner of Port Townsend interviewed the governor in Olympia on Nov. 6 for 4-H Network News.

"Are you excited about having the Capitol Christmas tree from Washington state this year?" she asked.
"Claire, I think this is just great," said Gregoire.

"We are going to share with the entire country one of the finest trees we have in Washington state so they can see just how gorgeous Washington state is . . ."

The third grader is one of about 15 Jefferson County young people involved in the youth-run Port-Hadlock-based news station.

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