Cynthia Sillas is not interested in a career in journalism at this time, but the senior at Jordan High School in Los Angeles sure is glad she’s in the journalism program at her school.
“Well, our journalism teacher makes us write a lot – from newspaper articles (and) interviews to fliers, and the list goes on, but all this writing helped me improve my SAT writing scores by 40 points, which I’m really thrilled,” Sillas said.
Looking to make journalism their careers some day, three students from Oakmont Regional High School in Ashburnham, Mass., will be taking in some intensive sessions next week during the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention in Boston.
Tristan Beam, Ryan Normile and Macayla Varieur will be attending the convention thanks in part to Walsworth’s 50 Scholars program. Walsworth is partnering with NSPA and JEA to pay the registration fees for 50 scholarship winners, and essays by the three earned them each a scholarship.