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August 3, 2004 > High School Students Support Child Diabetes Awareness Month at Oakland A's Game

High School Students Support Child Diabetes Awareness Month at Oakland A's Game

by Charlotte Grabill

Twenty-four high school students from Mission Valley ROP's Summer Survivor Program participated in Child Diabetes Awareness Month at the Oakland A's game on the 28th. The Survivor Program is an innovative class sponsored by Comcast Cable and Mission Valley ROP with the assistance of 2002 CBS Survivor Winner Vecepa (Towery) Robinson. "The class teaches students all aspects of television production with the addition of fun but challenging Survivor series events," says MVROP instructor and Cable Station Manager Curtis Denisar.

An added competition was to see which student would sell the most root beer floats from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. before moving to the stands to "root" for the home team! A's officials presented the class with several autographed balls to use as prizes during their Summer Survivor series. Students meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the Comcast Cable station located in Newark. Each week, two students are "eliminated" based on factors including teamwork, communication skills, and problem solving. Those who have been eliminated remain in the program and work behind the scenes in camera operation, editing, production, etc. At the end of the eight-week program, the last student remaining in the competition will receive $500.

Donations to support the program were received by local businesses. The show is aired on Channels 6 in Newark and 27 in Fremont Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m.

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