Classical Magnet Student Covers Presidential Visit as Member of Youth Journalism International

Classical Magnet Student Covers Presidential Visit as Member of Youth Journalism International

 
 
Sherry Sah with Congressman John Larson
 
The educational nonprofit Youth Journalism International accepted Sherry Sah, a junior at the Classical Magnet School, as a new student in February and this month she got the chance to cover a visit by the president of the United States.
 
As a Junior Reporter with the organization, Sherry covered President Barack Obama's March 5 appearance at Central Connecticut State University. Accompanied by Youth Journalism International Executive Director Jackie Majerus, Sherry was granted White House press credentials and access to the special area reserved for members of the press in the gym where Obama spoke.
 
At the Obama appearance, Sherry took photos and video and interviewed state dignitaries as well as protesters. Sherry took notes as the president spoke and later, with guidance from Majerus, produced two stories that were published that same day about the event. Sherry met Congressman John Larson, state Rep. Betty Boukus, New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart and many others while on campus covering the president. A few days later, Sherry wrote a first person account of her experience, detailing the excitement she felt about covering the president.
 
 
Based in Connecticut and now in its 20th year, Youth Journalism International has students on six continents including some of the world's most troubled places such as Pakistan, Syria and Nigeria. YJI is an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) educational public charity. For more information about YJI or to see work by Sherry or other students, visit www.yjiblog.org or www.youthjournalism.org.
 
Submitted by,
Joan A. Navarra
Executive Assistant
Classical Magnet School
85 Woodland Street
Hartford, CT 06105

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