Fredonia Students Make National TV Debut

February 22, 2011 Updated Feb 22, 2011 at 7:51 PM EDT

By Jennifer Stanonis

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February 22, 2011 Updated Feb 22, 2011 at 7:51 PM EDT

FREDONIA, NY (WKBW) -- An exciting time for students at Fredonia Middle School. Fifth graders there are in the national TV spotlight because of their creative ideas.

You may've seen the ABC News show "What Would You Do?" which has actors play out a controversial scenarios in public and uses hidden cameras to see who steps in to help. John Quinones is the host of the show and took his cameras to Fredonia. The students are part of a behind the scenes special edition of the show, set to air on ABC Channel 7 at 10pm Tuesday, February 22nd.

This all started when the 5th grade teacher had the students write different scenarios for the show to enter into a contest. She later discovered the students couldn't enter the contest since they're under the age of 21. "As a teacher you always tell your kids to read the directions but of course I didn't read the directions until it was very late," Cathy Casini-Steger, the 5th grade teacher, said.

The teacher still sent in their ideas. "She sent us a letter anyway saying here are some ideas from our kids 10 and 11 years old at this school and use them if you will," John Quinones, the host of the show, said. "We of course felt we should come here, meet the kids, and listen to their little voices because out of the mouths of babes come wonderful ideas and some of them were pretty interesting."