Allison Gates, a junior at Forest Hills Eastern High School, had the opportunity to shadow the School News Network reporter, Morgan Jarema, who covers Forest Hills Public Schools. Gates then wrote about her experience and it was published online with SNN. She writes, “One cannot simply learn from a classroom or a computer the insights and experiences that reside in a workforce, beyond the education bubble and removed from the nurtured opinions with which parents heavily equip their kids. I have no experience in the workforce, and thus grasped the one idea that has seemed continuous throughout my life: writing.” She continues to write about how an opportunity presented itself for her to experience what a journalistic writer might go through in a day on an education newsbeat. Although she said she was nervous, her nerves quickly subsided and she had an amazing real-world experience. Read more about her experience, in her own words, online with schoolnewsnetwork.org.
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