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Mid-Michigan teens to cover Republican convention for school paper

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(Source: Andrew Roth) (Source: Andrew Roth)

Some local high school newspaper journalists will soon travel to Cleveland to cover the Republican National Convention.

The young reporters could very well be the only high school students from the state given credentials to cover the big political event.

Andrew Roth is one of the student journalists from Flushing High School. Roth, along with three of his colleagues, received credentials to cover the event. They plan on covering it for all four days, including posting stories on the newspaper's website.

"We'll post daily slideshows. We can post feature stories describing our experiences. We try to avoid national news, but there might be some of that included in our content, but we'll definitely be posting lots of stuff," Roth said.

The team was turned down by the Democratic party for credentials to cover its national convention in Philadelphia. The teens hope the Clinton and Sanders campaigns will grant them some credentials.

Meanwhile, they're gearing up for covering the Grand Old Party's big gathering. Roth and his classmates hope they score an interview with Donald Trump.

"We're going to try. Who knows if it'll work out though, you might remember in 2009 I believe Damon Weaver, a 10-year-old from Florida, got to interview President Obama at the inauguration so anything is possible," Roth said.

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