Each year, WAFB does a series of video segments featuring valedictorians and top graduates from schools around the Baton Rouge area. As valedictorian, I was the representative for Maurepas High School. There are a lot of schools in the Baton Rouge areas, so they record the segments on different days. Basically, graduates showed up on a certain day at the Lod Cook Alumni Center on the LSU campus. The event was catered by Chef John Folse. To this day, I don’t know how he managed to make plain finger sandwiches taste so good. My mom also took a picture of some of us with WAFB anchorwoman Donna Britt.
After eating, some of the WAFB personalities gave speeches. Meteorologist Jay Grimes could’ve been mistaken for a professional football player. The man is huge. When the speeches were over, we recorded both the individual and group videos. A few weeks later, I received a VHS tape from WAFB in the mail with the recording of my group’s commercial.