Lebanon High School student Katherine Mathews was recently selected to represent Lebanon as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2015 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University in Washington, D.C this summer.
Mathews joins a select group of students from across the country for an intensive study of journalism and media.
She was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in journalism and media studies, according to representatives with the conference.
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 experiential portion of the program is complemented by speakers who are well-known leaders in the media community. Presenters include prominent journalists, CEOs of major media outlets, researchers and recent college graduates successfully entering the field. Last year's conference included Hoda Kotb from NBC, Brian Lamb from C-SPAN, Carol Guzy from The Washington Post and Peter Doocy from Fox News.