Middle school students receive needed sneakers, socks
Lehigh Acres Middle School is pleased to announce that Laces of Love donated 34 pairs of sneakers and socks to the school for needy children.
The charitable fund-raiser was organized through the efforts of those at The Majestic Golf Club on Feb. 18.
Lehigh Acres Middle School sends many thanks of appreciation to those involved with the effort.
Laces of Love is an organization that provides new sneakers to schools through charitable fund-raisers.
Wright to represent state as national youth correspondent
Austin Wright, of Lehigh Acres, a student at Riverdale High School, has been nominated to represent Florida as a national youth correspondent to the 2012 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University.
The conference is July 8-July 13.
Wright has been awarded the opportunity to join a select group of 250 students from across the country to participate in an intensive weeklong study of journalism and media. Wright was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in journalism and media studies.
National youth correspondents participate in hands-on experiential learning through decision-making simulations that challenge them to solve problems and explore the creative, practical and ethical tensions inherent in journalism and media.
The experiential portion of the program is complemented by speakers who are well-known leaders in the media community. Presenters include prominent journalists, chief executive officers of major media outlets, researchers and recent college graduates successfully entering the field.
Last year's conference included Hoda Kotb, Chuck Todd, Ann Kornblut and Jessica Yellin.
With distinguished faculty, guest speakers and direct access to elite D.C. practitioners, the Washington Journalism and Media conference offers aspiring journalists an unparalleled experience. The weeklong program encourages and inspires young leaders from across the country who desire a unique experience focused on successful careers in this dynamic industry.