Spanish River High School seniors Ilana Weisman, Editor-in-Chief of The Galleon newspaper; Sarah Darwiche, Co-Editor of the Tiburon yearbook; and Ross Toback, Co-Editor of the Tiburon yearbook, along with teacher Michael Bartholomew will be attending the 2012 Presidential debate at Lynn University on October 22, 2012, as guests of C-SPAN. The students will serve as C-SPAN Student Journalists and will be tweeting their observations throughout the night.
“We are very excited about the opportunity Spanish River Community High School students and their teacher have to become involved with the 2012 Presidential debate at Lynn University,” Assistant Principal Mara Goron said.
“The chance to see a piece of history is incredible alone,” Ilana Weisman noted,“ but I’m curious to see how real journalists operate.”
Ilana, 17, has served on The Galleon staff for three years and believes the opportunity to cover the Presidential debate will allow her to grow as a journalist and as a political pundit.
“I’m extraordinarily excited for the debate,” Ilana said. “I am an avid follower of politics, and I’m sure the spin room experience for the foreign policy-centered debate will be able to combine my interests of international affairs and journalism wonderfully.” Ilana’s passion for politics is apparent. She is heavily involved in Model United Nations and is an intern for Organizing for America. She plans to study international relations and political science after graduation, and hopes to intertwine journalism into her career path.
Sarah, 16, is a member of both its yearbook staff and its debate team. These two activities have sparked her interest in student journalism, providing a forum that balances local school affairs with national political issues. After graduation, she hopes to study public health services. Her ultimate goal is to earn a master’s degree in occupational therapy, and then open a community center for individuals with special needs.
For more information, contact Mara Goron at (561) 241-2200 or email email@example.com.