JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- He's an aspiring journalist that teachers describe as a model for other television news students.
Ken Martin is our Student of the Week! Martin is a senior at Frank H. Peterson Academies of Technology and anchors the Silver Eagle News each morning.
He even brought our own Jeannie Blaylock to the school to talk about Buddy Check 12!
Ken said he hopes to go off to school and then come back to serve the local community. But his favorite part of the school newsroom is getting in on the action as it's happening.
"I love breaking news," Martin said. "Whenever something is breaking, that's how I feel you can really get with the viewers because you don't really know what's going on. And they can actually feel what's going on inside the newsroom. You never know what's going to happen when breaking news is being covered."
His teacher, Charlie Tullington nominated him for the honor.
"Ken's always doing something to make our news better," Tullington said. "This year, he's gotten himself so poised and professional that I don't think he'll have any problems getting into the industry."
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