Hillgrove High School Student Represents Georgia at 2017 Washington Journalism and Media Conference

Hillgrove High School senior Tatiana Lampkin (center) poses with U.S. Representative Barry Loudermilk while attending the 2017 Washington Journalism and Media Conference in July.

Representing the state of Georgia as a National Youth Correspondent, Hillgrove High School senior Tatiana Lampkin attended the 2017 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University in July.

Tatiana, who also attends Chattahoochee Tech as a dual enrollment student, joined a select group of students from all over the country for an intensive study of journalism and media. She was chosen based on her academic accomplishments and demonstrated interest and excellence in journalism and media studies. 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.

“I learned so much information, met some amazing friends, listened to genuine and extremely knowledgeable speakers, saw the White House, in person, and met several U.S. representatives, including Barry Loudermilk,” Tatiana said.

Conference speakers included prominent journalists, CEOs of major media outlets, researchers, and recent, successful college graduates.

The weeklong program is designed to encourage and inspire young leaders like Tatiana who desire a unique experience focused on successful journalism careers.

“Being a National Junior Correspondent made me aware that anything is possible and gave me the tools needed to make the impossible, possible,” added Tatiana. “What an amazing way to start off my senior year!”