Ten local students selected to take part in the 2014 YJDP Sports Writing Mentorship Program

October 8, 2012

The following students have been selected to participate in The Washington Post YJDP Sports Writing Mentorshop program which takes place over 16-weeks from January 18, 2014 through May 10, 2014. Students selected for the mentorship program will be YJDP Sports Writerscovering high school games for publication in the Community Relations section of washingtonpost.com. Two students will be paired with a mentor from The Post’s Sports staff who they will work with throughout the series. Post mentors include Chelsea Janes, Tariq Lee, Brandon Parker, Roman Stubbs, and James Wagner.

Congratulations to:

Jacob Adler, Quince Orchard

Derrell Bouknight, Gonzaga

Catie Harper, Kettle Run

Max Kanefield, Maret

Thomas Kendziora, Lake Braddock

Jordan Katz, Hammond

Eli Locke, Yorktown

Jack Milewski, Robert E. Lee

Danny Schoshinski, Paul IV

Abby Seitz, Fauquier

The program offers student reporters:

• field training in sports writing, visual journalism, and covering games provided by reporters covering professional teams and/or high school sports;

• the chance to attend at least one (1) sporting events with their mentor. Following the event, students will pitch their mentor a feature story idea, based on the game, and their mentor will help them cultivate, write and edit a story for publication on Allmetsports.com in the Spring; and

• one-on-one feedback on individual stories they develop, write and publish in their school newspaper or on washingtonpost.com/youngjournalists.

As YJDP Sports Correspondents, students will  have an opportunity to submit weekly articles covering their high school sports teams to be published in the YJDP section of washingtonpost.com.

Who can participate?

The workshop and mentoring programs are FREE and open to all high school students in Washington, D.C., and The Washington Post circulation areas in Maryland and Virginia. 

Questions? Contact Jaye P. Linnen at 202-334-4917 or email yjdp@washpost.com.

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