Last fall, ThisWeek Marysville staff writer Jim Fischer interviewed two Marysville teens about their experiences during taping for an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show on teen obesity and the Challenge Day program. The two-part episode will air at 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday on WBNS-10TV.

Here is the original story from October:

Marysville High School seniors Stephanie Lane and Tyler Freshcorn are among 16 young people from around the country who will be featured on an upcoming episode of "The Oprah Winfrey Show."

The teens and their parents flew to Chicago earlier this month to participate in activities for the video portions of the show and will return this week for the live taping of the episode, meaning they'll be on stage with Winfrey.

The episode focuses on Challenge Day, a national nonprofit organization that offers programs on self-esteem and positive peer support.

Marysville High School held its first Challenge Day last month. It was as a result of connections made in training for the local program that assistant principal Tonya Ramey was contacted in search of teens to be part of Winfrey's show.

The show was seeking teens who struggled with their weight. Ramey put parents in touch with representatives from the show, beginning a whirlwind week for the teens.

"(Ramey) told us about the show on a Tuesday, my parents talked to Harpo (Productions, producers of "The Oprah Winfrey Show") Tuesday night, they did a background check Wednesday and on Thursday we flew to Chicago," Lane said.

Both Lane and Freshcorn said they participated in individual and group sessions led by Challenge Day and show staffers.

"They asked us about bullying, about gaining weight, very personal stuff," Freshcorn said.

Both said the sessions were very emotional but very positive. The group sessions had "everyone crying, even the cameramen," Freshcorn said.

"It was all about weight issues," Lane said. "Sometimes it isn't hard to talk about, because you want to tell people what you're feeling, but sometimes it is because it's too personal."

"When it was over I really felt better about myself," Freshcorn added.

The trip also included sightseeing in Chicago, as well as a ride in a limousine.

"I'd never been in a plane before. I'd never been in a limo before. I'd never been to Chicago before," Lane said.

"The trip alone was worth it," Freshcorn said.