High school students attend workshop
HUNTINGTON -- High school students from West Virginia, Ohio and North Carolina spent several days at Marshall University this week learning about journalism.
The students arrived on campus Sunday and ended the workshop on Wednesday. The workshop, which is sponsored by The Herald-Dispatch, also offered the students an opportunity to visit The Herald-Dispatch. They received a tour of the building and also went on story assignments with reporters.
Other sessions included an overview of journalism, including sessions on writing, interviewing, photography and page design. The sessions were led by Marshall faculty and staff, including Dr. Burnis R. Morris, Carter G. Woodson Professor of Journalism and Mass Communications; Sarah McIntyre, the director of United High School Media and assistant director of the high school workshop; Dr. George Arnold, professor emeritus; Dr. Charles Bailey, professor of journalism and mass communications and faculty manager of WMUL-FM; Dan Hollis, associate professor and interim assistant dean; Rebecca Johnson, associate professor; Rob Rabe, assistant professor; Dr. Chris Swindell, associate professor; Sandy York, assistant professor; Tammy Reynolds, office manager; and Ruby Dyer, who recently retired from Wayne High School after 38 years teaching journalism and English.
The students who participated in the workshop are: Morgan Byrne, a junior at Poca High School; Ben Canfield, a senior at Charleston Catholic High School; Kristen Chung, a senior at Green Hope High School in North Carolina; Molly Dixon, senior at Huntington High School; Jocelyn Gibson, recent graduate of Braxton County High School; Ally Lawhon, a junior at Hurricane High School; Kylie Rutherford, a junior at Wayne High School; Shalee Rogney, a recent graduate of Amelia High School in Ohio; Sara Ryan, a senior at Lewis County (W.Va.) HIgh School; Samuel Smith, senior at Huntington High School; Allie White, a junior at Lewis County (W.Va.) High School; and Olivia Zarilla, a junior at Cabell Huntington High School.