July 19-23, 2021 | 10 am-Noon & 1-3 pm

SHC’s Journalism Camp immerses students in the dynamic, constantly evolving field of news and digital media. Students enrolled in this program will continually practice and apply writing and research skills throughout the week in an engaging, fast-paced, and collaborative setting. Students will develop and build upon their ability to write clearly and concisely, research and gather information, think and read critically, ask critical questions, examine evidence, and analyze text for bias.

Students will produce features, interviews, reviews, and opinion pieces that will be shared, reviewed, refined and edited under the guidance of SHC’s journalism students. In addition to developing a foundation in the nuts and bolts of journalism, students will bolster their writing skills through exercises that focus on specialized skills through conducting interviews, considering audience engagement, and writing strong editorials. Short, daily debates will encourage students to think critically, support claims with evidence, and see multiple sides of the same issue. They will explore crucial questions such as: Why is it important? Who does it affect? and What is the impact? 

Students will complete the week with several published pieces of writing, and sharpened critical thinking skills that will serve them well as they both consume and produce media content.

Ages: Students entering 7th-9th grades in the fall of 2021

Supply List: TBD

Instructor: Christine Buell
Christine Buell is the Assistant Principal for Student Life at SHC, overseeing all cocurricular programs including SHC’s Athletics and Visual and Performing Arts programs. She also teaches SHC’s online AP Art History course. She has served as SHC’s Speech & Debate Coach, as well as speech coach of other local elementary and high schools, and has taught in both the English and Social Studies Department.

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