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Students in Middletown make the news in bid to win national contest

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Some Middletown boys are still in elementary school, but they are already grabbing headlines with the help of their teacher.

Three boys named Brian, Quinn and James are in the fourth grade at MacDonough Elementary School and have created their own newscast called Channel Tree News. The news project is in honor of Eyewitness News.

"We're going to be talking to Quinn about how trees are important to him, his school and the community. Tune in for the show,” the boys stated in a YouTube clip.

Their project that was entered into a contest for Scotties Tissue that promotes sustainability.

Their teacher, John Ferrero, heard about the contest with a $10,000 prize, plus landscaping outside their Middletown school.

Their video is a national finalist and they are still looking for votes.

"Right at the beginning of the year, I saw they were doing this contest and I thought it would be a great way to get the program going - get the kids excited,” Ferrero said.

Brian was the anchor who interviewed Quinn while James was the behind-the-scenes guy.

To vote the Macdonough Elementary School 4th Graders, click here. People can keep voting through Feb. 6 and the winner will be announced on Feb. 15.

To see the full video, click here

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