Tolulope is especially interested in international journalism and would like to report on events around the world including the current financial crisis in Greece.
Stephanie said she is a firm believer in the power of writing. “I really value the power of words and how they affect people or paint a picture,” she said.
Joseph’s enthusiasm for civic duty is second only to his duty to his family, especially his brother, Thomas.
Matteo Bracco’s passion for photography began as early as elementary school. When Matteo got to high school, he had the opportunity to take a photography course in which he worked diligently to produce great pictures. This course was his first real exposure to photography.
In April, Amoy won first place in the NAACP ACT-SO competition. Amoy’s winning piece was a poem about living in Hempstead.
During a flight back from a family vacation while in ninth grade, Jessica snapped a photo of the sky from her seat. Her mother recommend that she submit the picture into a photography contest. She did, and she hasn’t looked back.
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An amateur poet and an aspiring novelist, Margaret said that, from a young age, she would sit on her mother’s lap and tell her stories aloud while her mom wrote them down.
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Shannono’s AP Literature and Composition teacher helped to improve her writing through constructive criticism.
Kelsey said she hopes to own her own photography studio as well and said she hopes the Robert W. Greene Summer Institute for High School Journalists will be the perfect stepping stone in achieving these goals.
Daniel writes columns for a locally distributed newspaper called the Nassau Herald. He has also won numerous awards for his writings, including first place for best online writing at this year’s press day at Adelphi University.
With an innate passion for reading, an affinity for writing, and a love for English literature, Tara O’Donovan only needed the guidance of a few individuals to allow her full media potential bloom.
Even though she says that she was known in the art department to “lack the Picasso hand,” Ellie Pena-Humes could tell the story behind any painting better than anyone in the class could with a brush or a charcoal.
Gusmery developed her love for writing in elementary school, when she began writing in her personal journal. Later on in middle school, she joined her school paper. “I loved every second of it,” Gusmery said.
Natalia was caught off guard when she learned she had been accepted into the Robert W. Greene Summer Institute for High School Journalists, but she said she was eager to improve and learn to be the best photojournalist she could be.
Kimesha Simeona has been reading and writing fiction for as long as she can remember.
Through writing for her school’s newspaper, The Wildcat Pause, she has found a voice that has resonated with her community. She’s been awarded by Hofstra University for photographs, drawings, headlines, articles, layout and creativity in her school paper.
After experiencing a CNN film crew take over her house for a story, Kayla became intrigued with the notion of broadcast journalism.