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Local High School Student Selected for Journalism & Media Study at George Mason University

Karis Wymbs Karis Wymbs, a junior at West Florence High School, has been selected to represent Florence, South Carolina, as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2019 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University.

Wymbs joins a select group of students from all over the country for an intensive study of journalism and media. Wymbs was chosen based on her 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. Speakers who are well-known leaders in the media community complement the experiential portion of the program.

Presenters include prominent journalists, CEOs of major media outlets, researchers, and recent college graduates successfully entering the field. Past speakers have included Hoda Kotb from NBC, Brian Lamb from C-SPAN, Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Carol Guzy, and Sonya Ross from the Associated Press.

With distinguished faculty, guest speakers, and direct access to elite D.C. practitioners, the Washington Journalism and Media Conference offers aspiring journalists and student leaders an unparalleled experience. The week-long program, held at George Mason University’s state-of-the-art campus, will encourage and inspire young leaders from across the country who desire a unique experience focused on successful careers in this dynamic industry.

The Washington Journalism and Media Conference will be held July 14 to 19, 2019.