July 31, 2012 / News / Walsworth Live

Three Camp Orlando attendees get published

Written by Elizabeth Braden, CJE

Three girls who attended the Camp Orlando summer workshop got a lot out of the Sports Writing and Advanced Photography classes – they got published in the Orlando Sentinel.

Alexandra Peterson and Stephanie De La Rosa of Robinson High School in Tampa, Fla., were among the 18 students in the Sports Writing class led by Rick Brunson, a professor at the University of Central Florida. One of the activities Brunson scheduled for the week was a news conference with Devin Washington, a senior defensive end at Jones High School in Orlando who will attend the University of South Carolina next year on a scholarship.

The stories that Peterson and De La Rosa turned in from the news conference led with the bullying Washington experienced in grade school. Brunson had them redraft the lead, then he combined their stories and pitched it to the Sentinel. A photo by Meredith McNulty of J.W. Mitchell High School in New Port Richey, Fla., who took the photo as part of the camp’s Advanced Photography class, was also submitted. With some bullying stats added by staff reporter Austin Lyon, the story appears today on the Sentinel website, and will appear tomorrow in printed newspaper.

Brunson said he seeks publication for the work of his university students, but this is the first time he has done it for students from Camp Orlando.

2 Responses to “Three Camp Orlando attendees get published”

September 21, 2012 at 6:00 pm, kelsie said:

WOW! That really cool

August 14, 2013 at 3:25 pm, Camp Orlando attendees hear Lake Highland student’s story said:

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Elizabeth Braden, CJE

Elizabeth Braden, CJE, is the former editor of Idea File magazine. Before retiring, she was a copywriter for Walsworth Yearbooks for more than 15 years, writing articles for various marketing materials, and proofreading copy for the Yearbook and Commercial divisions. Her career included reporting and editing for United Press International and editing for Knight-Ridder Financial News. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Media News from the University of Tulsa.