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APW student selected as National Youth Correspondent for Washington, DC conference

Haylie Wood, a student at Altmar-Parish-Williamstown High School, has been selected to represent New York as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2012 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University.

Wood joins a select group of students from all over the country for an intensive study of journalism and media. Wood was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in journalism and media studies.

Haylie Wood
<p>Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Central School District student Haylie Wood was selected as a National Youth Correspondent and will represent New York State at the upcoming 2012 Washington Journalism and Media Conference. Wood is a 10th grade student and has an interest in pursuing a post-secondary education in writing and journalism following graduation from APW High School.</p>

With distinguished faculty, guest speakers, and direct access to elite D.C. practitioners, the Washington Journalism and Media conference offers aspiring journalists and student leaders an unparalleled experience.

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.

The Washington Journalism and Media Conference will be held July 8-13.

About George Mason University

Named the #1 national university to watch in the 2009 rankings of U.S. News & World Report, George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with global distinction in a range of academic fields. Located in Northern Virginia, near Washington, D.C., Mason provides students access to diverse cultural experiences and the most sought-after internships and employers in the country. Mason offers strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering and information technology, organizational psychology, health care, and visual and performing arts. With Mason professors conducting groundbreaking research in areas such as climate change, public policy, and the biosciences, George Mason University is a leading example of the modern, public university.

About the 2012 Washington Journalism and Media Conference

The Washington Journalism and Media Conference (WJMC) is a unique student leadership conference designed to develop and encourage future leaders for careers in the changing world of media in the 21st century. The conference Advisory Board, chaired by Newseum senior vice president, Susan Bennett, includes CEOs of media companies, distinguished journalists, renowned authors and university faculty. For more information, visit wjmc.gmu.edu