On May 3, Mount Airy Christian Academy student Joshua Furr was invited to become a television weatherman for the morning as he joined WBFF Fox 45’s meteorologist Jonathan Myers live during their morning news broadcast.
Citing his passion for all things weather-related, Joshua was nominated by a family friend to participate in WBFF’s “Weather Kid Wednesday” segment.
“I learned that being a weatherman is much harder than it looks,” said Joshua, who is in the first grade. “My favorite parts were sharing the weather on camera, and having Mr. Myers show me how he does his job, and talking with the news anchors. It was really fun!”
Joshua experienced a behind-the-scenes look at the Fox 45 newsroom, complete with sound and mic checks and the production of live broadcasts all morning long. He watched Myers update the day’s forecast using special software, record sound bites for local radio stations and then share weather news on social media. Joshua was impressed that Myers accomplished all of this while transitioning back and forth on camera every few minutes during the live broadcast.
“Mount Airy Christian Academy was excited for Joshua to have this experience! It was a wonderful opportunity to see firsthand how math, science, communication and many other learning domains are used in the real world,” said Vicky Webster, head of the school. “In a similar respect, we are launching a comprehensive new STEM program next year at MACA that will highlight real-world applications for the lessons learned in the classroom. It is our hope that Joshua and all of our students will benefit immensely from this innovative curriculum.”
To learn more about WBFF’s “Weather Kid Wednesday” segment, visit http://bit.ly/2pCAwg0. To learn more about Mount Airy Christian Academy and the current early enrollment incentive, visit http://www.macamd.org.