The next generation of journalists got a little boost for their future careers, after WDTV handed over a check to the Grafton High School media class Friday.
5 News actually presented the check on behalf of the West Virginia Broadcasters' Assocation Foundation. The teacher of the media class was awarded $7,500 for equipment. They'll purchase things like cameras, tri-pods, and microphones.
The request for the money came after the school decided to switch from analog equipment to digital.
"We're trying to promote a more professional environment for our class. Before, we had older technology, now we're trying to make it more modern. Kids are very excited about getting the funds," said media teacher Richard Zukowski.
There's about seven kids in the program, but they're hoping more will join in the future.