Daybreak Interview – Summer Book-Out

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MACON, Georgia (WMGT/41NBC) – Students in Middle Georgia are out of school for summer break, which means they may not be reading as much as they do when they’re in the classroom. Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, the United Way of Central Georgia, and the Frank Johnson Recreation Center Advisory Board want to make sure students don’t fall behind on their reading during these summer months.

That’s why the three organizations are hosting a Summer Book-Out. Organizers will be giving away 2,000 books to students in Middle Georgia.

Shana Burton, with Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority, visited Daybreak to talk about the event.

The Summer Book-Out is Saturday June 8th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at at the Frank Johnson Recreation Center in Macon.

Click on the video to see the full interview.

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Amanda is a producer and anchor for 41NBC News at Daybreak and 41Today. She comes to Macon from Watertown, NY where she was a reporter, fill in producer and anchor for three years at WWNY. She covered everything from hundred year old birthdays to the shooting death of a New York State Trooper. She also earned a Syracuse Press Club Award for her feature story "A Cheer for Keslie," about a young woman with down syndrome who joins her high school cheer team and is accepted and loved by her squad. Amanda is originally from Brookfield, Connecticut, a small town in the western part of the state. She attended Western Connecticut State University and graduated in May 2014 with a B.A in Media Arts Production. From there she went on to get her master's degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism at the S.I. Newhouse School for Public Communications at Syracuse University. When she's not working, she enjoys watching movies, traveling and spending quality time with her fiancé, family and friends.