Academics Students

LHWHS Junior Selected for 2018 Washington Journalism and Media Conference

Promotional poster of the Pentagon for the conference

Marilyn Lercel, a junior at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, has been selected to represent St. Louis as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2018 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University from July 8 – 13, 2018.

Marilyn was chosen for this opportunity based on her academic accomplishments and her demonstrated interest and excellence in journalism and media studies.

“Marilyn has really found a passion and talent for Broadcast Technology and creative filmmaking,” Broadcast Technology teacher Don Goble said. “And now the opportunity for Marilyn to attend a prestigious summer journalism camp at George Mason University will truly prepare her for a productive senior year in our our high school program, and well beyond. Marilyn has worked hard to take advantage of the many broadcast opportunities Ladue Schools offers her, and I am incredibly proud of her for being selected.”

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. The speakers are well-known leaders in the media community, and 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 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.