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California student completes school assignment by interviewing mayor during eclipse visit.

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Student Jack James talks with Madras Mayor Royce Embanks, while the mayor works on a carving at Studio on Fifth.Two visiting students combined a trip to the eclipse with a school assignment last week in Madras.

Eighteen-year-olds Jack James and Brian Wang, who both attend Piedmont Hills High School in San Jose, California, were in Madras to see the total eclipse, but James' teacher had also assigned him to do an interview of someone during the event.

The two stopped in at the Studio on Fifth artists' shop, and found Madras Mayor Royce Embanks being interviewed by a TV station.

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Brian Wang films the interview.After talking to the mayor's wife, and working up the nerve, James conducted his own 15-20 minute interview with the mayor, while Wang filmed it with his phone camera.

"It was so fun. They were both very bright young men," said Judy Embanks.

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