D.C. Youth Reporters Get the Inside Scoop on Promise Night
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
“Young people have such unlimited potential,” Promise of America Honoree Sandra Samuels said in an interview at fourth annual Promise Night. The student journalists from Eliot Hine Network conducting the interview certainly showed that to be the case.
Launched in the spring of 2014 by teacher Mandrell Birks, and housed at Eliot Hine Middle School in Northeast D.C., the network is the first radio and TV program run entirely by middle school students in D.C. Public Schools.
At the Promise Night Annual Gala last month, students Elizabeth Godec, Mykayla Roberson, Jada Vindergrift, Malia Weedon interviewed America’s Promise CEO John Gomperts, Founding Chair General Powell and Chair Alma Powell, and several of the evening’s awardees. The journalists asked interviewees to reflect on their careers, the importance of building relationships, and much more.
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