Home /
Mrs. Zoetewey's Home Page / Journalism Class Trip 9/05
page tools :
email page print page small type large type
Quick Links

Synopsis of Journalism Sacramento Trip

On September 15, 2005, journalism students Emily De Groot, Christen Greene, Katie Homet and adviser Sharon Zoetewey attended the Governor’sHealth Summit in Sacramento as part of a joint project with the PublicMedia Center. Valley is one of twelve schools to participate incovering the topic of teen health and nutrition as a way to encourageother schools to do likewise.

At the Summit, the students participated in a kilometer walk withGovernor Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver, and Lance Armstrong along withhundreds of Sacramento area school children. After the walk, thestudent journalists listened to lectures by various health officialsand doctors. Students also met with the Secretary of Health forCalifornia at a press conference set up for the student journalists.The afternoon concluded with a talk by Dr.Phil.

Throughout the day, the students received information for futurearticles so Valley can incorporate the topic of health into our studentpublication, Cross+Section. As part of our participation, we willdedicate space in Cross+Section to the topic of teen health, and in thespring we will be part of a presentation at the National JournalismEducators Association Convention in San Francisco. Cross+Section willalso be featured on a website along with the other participatingschools, to highlight the joint project. 

See Photos

powered by finalsite