Dominion High School junior Karen Ramos has been selected by PBS NewsHour Students Reporting Labs, or SRL, to participate in the fifth annual SRL Summer Academy from June 22-28 in Arlington.
Ramos will be one of 25 students from across the country participating in the program.
The local teenager will get to learn from industry professionals while producing original content, focusing on the tenets journalism and production skills.
“The reason I wanted to be a part of the summer academy is because broadcast journalism is something I want to do in the future, and it is a passion of mine," Ramos said.
Ramos is a two-year member of DHS Press, Dominion’s student-run news organization, and she has been working with SRL for two years. This year Ramos was a part of the team that produced digital content for the PBS NewsHour site about the senatorial election in Virginia.
“It is so great to see Karen earn this amazing opportunity. She has dedicated herself to learning and developing as a journalist, and this will be a chance for exponential growth,” DHS Press sponsor and broadcast journalism teacher Mitch Schwartz said.
SRL is a national youth journalism program that connects students to a network of 150 schools around the country and gives them the opportunity to tell important community stories to a national audience.
Dominion has been working with PBS SRL since 2018. Their piece "Tiny Coders," for which Ramos was a co-producer, aired on NewsHour on April 10, 2018.
Ramos is the second Dominion Titan to attend the Summer Academy, following Morgan Fischer last summer.