Students from The Detroit Free Press High School Journalism Program (FreepHigh) and the Detroit School of Arts television and radio program attended the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association Luncheon April 29. Tony Kanaan, Verizon IndyCar Series driver and reigning Indy 500 champion, took photos with the students and the Indy show car. Detroit Public Schools broadcasting and journalism students were Comerica Bank’s guests of honor during the luncheon at the Comerica Park Tiger Club. Twelve students from FreepHigh and the Detroit School of Arts television and radio program attended the press conference and networked with media professionals.The students also had a chance to hone their reporting skills during a Q&A session with Verizon IndyCar Series driver and reigning Indy 500 champion, Tony Kanaan.
“The Sports Broadcasters Lunch provided a great opportunity for students preparing for a career in the industry to take part in an actual media event,” said Linda Forte, Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Comerica Bank. “We hope the students gained new insights into their future careers by networking with professionals in their prospective field and seeing how reporters cover events.”
Last week, Comerica volunteer teachers wrapped up the bank’s 2013-2014 Financial Literacy Days at Stafford Middle School and High School. Through this collaborative effort across its Houston, TX market, Comerica Bank volunteers this year helped educate more than 1,000 students on how to become money smart, understand the banking system and save for the future.
Congratulations Comerica Bank!