Student VoicesBack to student voices archive July 13, 2012
“Kid Pickers” Rewarded for Extraordinary Finds
The television show “American Pickers” has been enormously successful since its premiere on History in 2010. The show follows Mike Wolfe, a veteran antique hunter, as he travels and finds rare and valuable items amidst seemingly value-less junk.
The “Pick and Tell” contest allowed young “pickers” to submit their best find along with an essay about their object. The three winners won scholarships, other prizes, and a chance to meet Mike Wolfe at a recent awards ceremony at the Mansion on O in Washington, D.C. They talked with NewsHour Extra about their objects, and about why they like picking.
Video produced by Allison McCartney and Lora Strum
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