Hopi High journalism students seeking support for national conference

POLACCA, Ariz. — The Hopi High School radio broadcast, news video and journalism clubs are raising money to attend the National Journalism Education Association conference in Seattle, Washington, April 6-9.

The trip costs approximately $1,500 per student which includes airfare, hotel, food and other amenities. Any donation is appreciated.The students attending the national youth media conference will benefit by meeting students from throughout the country and learning more about media techniques. They will also attend sessions by professional broadcast and print journalists.

The Seattle Journalism Education Association requirements and expectations: Students need to raise $1,500 to go on the trip. Money is due by Feb. 1. Students are also required to put in five hours of volunteer time with a Hopi Foundation approved non-profit agency. During the trip, part of the student’s grade is interviewing one presenter and one student from another school. Students need to write a 200-word report in five-paragraph format as part of their grade for the trip.

Checks should be made out to the Hopi High Radio Club or Hopi High Journalism, P.O. Box 337, Keams Canyon, Arizona 86034. More information is available by telephone from Hopi High media teacher Stan Bindell at (928) 738-511, extension 241.

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