Vista PEAK Preparatory senior Esmeralda Soto is spending a small portion of her summer break taking advantage of a huge opportunity. She is one of only 20 students from across the nation selected to participate in PBS NewsHour’s third annual Student Reporting Labs Academy in Washington, D.C.!
From June 25-30, media experts are taking the aspiring photographer under their wings to help her polish her journalism and video storytelling skills.
Soto will produce original digital content and join other fellows to help program leaders develop strategies that engage youth in news and current affairs.
The students, who contributed to PBS NewsHour’s broadcast and digital platforms during the 2016-17 school year, will provide valuable insight on how to ensure young, diverse voices are active in critical conversations.
We are proud of Soto for helping to advance the future of journalism and public media. What a fantastic way to kick off senior year!