Advisory Board

Learn. Connect. Be heard.

As ASNE’s Youth Journalism Initiative plans for future programs and activities, the student advisory board members will serve as the voice of young journalists. They will let us know what is important to them and their peers. We will have an open dialogue throughout the year to share ideas and input.

Members from around the country interact with each other in a private Facebook group where they share challenges, successes and tips with each other, as well as discuss current events in the journalism industry. Moderated by professionals with experience in high school newspaper advising and journalism, the group serves as a meeting place for members to connect and learn from one another.

Members also participate in special opportunities throughout the year. For example, the inaugural class of members participated in a press call with officials at the White House regarding the First Lady’s visit to China. Click the links below to read what members wrote after the call:

#YOUnited: Social media unites students in America, China and beyond

First Lady’s trip to China an opportunity for engagement, collaboration

The Common Core and International Education

Members also had the opportunity to be panelists in a live chat about journalism ethics during an online screening of the documentary “A Fragile Trust,” hosted by PBS.

A biweekly Twitter chat lets members interact with special guests, including professional journalists. Twitter chats are open to anyone who would like to participate, but members have the opportunity to help plan the themes and topics.

Are you interested in becoming an advisory board member? We accept applications on a rolling basis. Apply now!

If you have questions, please contact Megan Schumacher at mschumacher@asne.org.

Current Student Advisory Board Members (2014-15)

Mayra Abadie
Divine Savior Academy
Doral, Florida
Class of 2015

Akela Aguas
Mira Costa High School
Manhattan Beach, California
Class of 2016

Shubhavi Arya
Shri Ram School, Gurgaon
India, California
Class of 2015

Katie Atkinson
Union Grove High School
McDonough, Georgia
Class of 2015

Fidelity Ballmer
Foothill Technology High School
Ventura, California
Class of 2016

Kaylee Barker
Stockbridge High School
Stockbridge, Michigan
Class of 2016

Lydia Barry
Palo Alto High School
Palo Alto, California
Class of 2015

Ashley Batiz
Don Antonio Lugo High School
Chino, California
Class of 2016

Heidi Begovatz
Fort Atkinson High School
Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
Class of 2015

Christine Betts
Lee’s Summit West High School
Lee’s Summit, Missouri
Class of 2015

Katelyn Breaux
Don Antonio Lugo
Chino, California
Class of 2015

Amani Bright
Decatur High School
Decatur, Georgia
Class of 2015

Jessika Broadway
Don Antonio Lugo
Chino, California
Class of 2016

Sierra Bruggink
Weber High School
Pleasant View, Utah
Class of 2015

Amanda Brunak
Mira Costa High School
Manhattan Beach, California
Class of 2016

Savannah Bullard
Sparkman High School
Harvest, Alabama
Class of 2016

Jessica Canales
El Dorado High School
El Paso, Texas
Class of 2014

Matthew Case
Rice Memorial High School
South Burlington, Vermont
Class of 2015

Claudia Catanzaro-Solis
James Bowie High School
Arlington, Texas
Class of 2014

Joyce Chen
Elkins High School
Missouri City, Texas
Class of 2016

Lindsey Collins
Springbrook High School
Silver Spring, Maryland
Class of 2016

Caitlyn Corso
Sweet Grass County High School
Big Timber, Montana
Class of 2016

Kendall Criswell
St. Clair County High School
Odenville, Alabama
Class of 2016

Anisha Datta
Glencoe High School
Hillsboro, Oregon
Class of 2014

Aili David
Mira Costa High School
Manhattan Beach, California
Class of 2016

Zoe Davis
Whitney Young Magnet High School
Chicago, Illinois
Class of 2015

Siena Deck
Archer School for Girls
Brentwood, California
Class of 2016

Rosa Flores
Camelback High School
Phoenix, Arizona
Class of 2017

Jade Fredricks
Sweet Grass County High School
Big Timber, Montana
Class of 2015

Guadalupe Garcia
Don Antonio Lugo High School
Chino, California
Class of 2015

Brianna Gomez
Stockbridge High School
Stockbridge, Michigan
Class of 2016

Faith Gravemann
St. Charles High
St. Charles, Missouri
Class of 2015

Noemi Griffin
Decatur High School
Decatur, Georgia
Class of 2015

Mary Hammer
Mother of Divine Grace
Ojai, California
Class of 2016

Alex Harrison
Elder High School
Cincinnati, Ohio
Class of 2015

Kendra Harvey
Convent of the Sacred Heart High School
San Francisco, California
Class of 2016

Heraa Hashmi
Monarch High School
Louisville, Colorado
Class of 2015

Hannah Haulsee
Francis Scott Key
Union Bridge, Maryland
Class of 2015

Karly Herrington
Fort Zumwalt North High School
O’Fallon, Missouri
Class of 2015

Alyssa Isenhour
Bolton High School
Arlington, Tennessee
Class of 2014

Young Jordan
Omaha Central High School
Omaha Nebraska
Class of 2015

Jennifer Jun
Fairview High School
Boulder, Colorado
Class of 2015

Savannah Kelly
Shawnee Mission Northwest
Shawnee, Kansas
Class of 2015

Esther Kim
Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Alexandria, Virginia
Class of 2016

Janie Kim
Princeton High School
Princeton, New Jersey
Class of 2015

Carly Kleiman
Homestead High School
Mequon, Wisconsin
Class of 2016

Alexis Klutinoty
Carmel High School
Carmel, Indiana
Class of 2015

Raymond Kukelis
Almaty International School
Almaty, Missouri
Class of 2015

Anthony Labrado
Phoenix Military Academy
Chicago, Illinois
Class of 2016

Alexandra Nedelcu
Southwest Career and Technical Academy
Las Vegas, Nevada
Class of 2015

Christina Nguyen
Countryside High School
Clearwater, Florida
Class of 2015

Tatum Nix
St. George’s Independent School
Collierville, Tennessee
Class of 2015

Marie Pagkalinawan
Roosevelt High School
Honolulu, Hawaii
Class of 2016

Alex Persiani
Walnut Hills High School
Cincinnati, Ohio
Class of 2015

Natalie Rice
Mira Costa High School
Manhattan Beach, California
Class of 2015

Molly Riebau
Homestead
Mequon, Wisconsin
Class of 2016

Jessica Rubio
Don Antonio Lugo High School
Chino, California
Class of 2015

Greta Sanders
Sweet Grass County High School
Big Timber, Montana
Class of 2016

Julia Schemmer
Norco High School
Norco, California
Class of 2015

Kyle Singh
Hicksville High School
Hicksville, New York
Class of 2017

Simran Singh
Conestoga High School
Berwyn, Pennsylvania
Class of 2015

Ashley Soriano
Ola High School
McDonough, Georgia
Class of 2016

Dwight Spencer, Jr
Miami Country Day School
Miami, Florida
Class of 2016

Brett Stover
Rock Bridge High School
Columbia, Missouri
Class of 2015

Kelsey Thomas
Omaha Central High School
Omaha, Nebraska
Class of 2016

Guillermo Villasenor-Baca
Cathedral High School
El Paso, Texas
Class of 2014

Haley Wakeham
Seven Lakes High School
Katy, Texas
Class of 2016

Juliana Wall
St. George’s Independent school
Collierville, Tennessee
Class of 2015

Rachel Whitaker
Irving High School
Irving, Texas
Class of 2015

Grace Xu
Parkview High School
Lilburn, Georgia
Class of 2016

Emily Zhang
Richard Montgomery High School
Rockville, Maryland
Class of 2016

Previous Student Advisory Board Members

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