2016-04-02 / The Bullhorn

RCS student accepted into Chuck Stone program at UNC-Chapel Hill

By Madison Fuller
Bulhorn Report er

Delaney Sullivan Delaney Sullivan 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.

It is a five-day program.

Only 12 students are accepted into the program every summer and they participate in multiple journalism-related activities, including classroom study, real-world reporting, newsroom practice, and meeting professional mentors.

The program is located on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Sullivan has been in the journalism class at RCS for three years and is currently the editor for the RCS newspaper, the Bullhorn. 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.”

Sullivan said that by participating in the program, she will further her journalism experience and build her resume for college. 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.

She will participate in the Chuck Stone program from July 10-14.

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