Roxboro Community School (RCS) junior Delaney Sullivan has been accepted into the Chuck Stone Program for Diversity and Education in Media.
The program is for rising high school seniors with a career interest in journalism. Only 12 students are accepted into the program every summer and they learn about multiple things concerning journalism, including classroom study, real-world reporting, newsroom practice, and meet professional mentors. The program is located on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus.
Sullivan has been in the journalism class at RCS for three years and is currently the Bullhorn editor for the RCS newspaper. She found out about the Chuck Stone opportunity from her communications teacher, Phyliss Boatwright.
“Delaney is a natural storyteller and a talented, conscientious journalist,” said Boatwright. “I am thrilled about her acceptance into this prestigious program.”
By participating in the program, Sullivan will further her journalism experience.
The application for Chuck Stone requires an essay, a recommendation letter from a journalism teacher, and a copy of the student’s transcript.
“I was in bed checking my email when I saw the subject line, ‘Congratulations from the Chuck Stone Program!’” said Sullivan. “I don’t even remember what exact emotion I was feeling. I was so overwhelmed. I ran to the kitchen and let my mom read the email out loud to me. I was shaking, I was so elated.”
In college, Sullivan plans to major in a field relating to journalism and hopes to become a travel journalist or a journalist at a well-known publication after college.
By Madison Fuller