Archive for October, 2011
At an early October event in St. Petersburg, Florida, students and campers from Melrose Elementary Magnet showcased some of their visual journalism work as part of a benefit to support the program. During a summer camp, students reported on various aspects of life in the close knit community known as “Midtown,” collecting the colorful portfolio of images shown in the exhibit.
Nine year old, Chasmine White, a 4th-grade student in the program, had three photos in the show, all about a familiar theme: food. About her choice of subject she explained “it is fun if More >
After the recent student photo exhibit of Midtown, Alecia Stephenson, Photojournalism Teacher at Lakewood H.S. and camp educator, and Ted McLaren, camp volunteer/mentor and Photo/Multimedia Coordinator with tampabay.com answered some questions for us:
1. How many students participated in the visual journalism camp for 4th to 8th graders? Ted: There were 42 students in the camp this summer. About half become writers/reporters, and half become photojournalists. Alecia: To go to the Midtown summer camp students must be in the Journeys in Journalism program at Melrose Elementary, John Hopkins Middle or Lakewood High Schools.
2. How do you More >
Halloween is coming up next week, and if you’re like me and think about eating healthy, maybe you don’t eat all of that candy you get when you’ve gone trick-or-treating. Well, don’t throw it out…
My dad got an email from his dentist talking about this great program at the dentist’s office. On Nov. 2, we’re going to take all of my extra candy to the dentist and in return, the dentist pays $1 per pound, up to five pounds, for the candy. Once the dentist collects the candy, they ship it overseas to our troops and soldiers as More >
In the past, I’ve written blog posts about tennis stars that either have their own charity or represent a company that gives back to communities.
In this article that I found, Chris Evert (one of my favorite tennis stars) is a spokesperson for Hood Simply Smart Milk, and just recently awarded $7,500 to Dottie Berger MacKinnon, founder of Kids Charity of Tampa Bay. This charity helps improve the quality of life for foster children and foster families.
Hood Simply Smart Milk is recognizing people for their dedication to helping others in a “Make A Difference, Taste a Difference Campaign.” More >