Hopi Students Raising Money for Journalism Conference

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Courtesy of Hopi High School (via Facebook)

Students from a high school on tribal land in Arizona are hoping to raise enough money to attend a journalism conference in California later this year.

The Hopi High School youths, members of the school's news video and journalism clubs, are planning to attend the National Journalism Education Association conference in Anaheim in late April, according to their radio teacher, Stan Bindell. But the cost of travel, lodging, food and other amenities is about $1,500 per student.

"The students attending the national youth media conference will benefit by meeting students from other schools from throughout the country and learning more about media techniques," Bindell says. "They will also attend sessions by professional broadcast and print journalists. They will compete in national contests and can win scholarships."

The trip requires each student to interview one presenter and one student from another school, then write a 200-word report in a five-paragraph format.

Donations to support the Hopi High students' goal of attending the trip are appreciated, Bindell says. To donate, mail a check made out to Hopi High Video Club or Hopi Journalism to P.O. Box 337, Keams Canyon, AZ 86034. For more information, Bindell can be reached at 928-738-5111 or via email. The money for the trip is due March 5.

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