Meet the Princeton Summer Journalism Program Class of 2012
Maryam Asjad lives in Jersey City and attends Dickinson High School. She plays varsity soccer and enjoys creative writing.
Lorena Aviles lives in Park City, Illinois and attends Warren Township High School. She has worked as a volunteer journalist at Teleguia and is a member of the Schuler Scholar Program.
Delia Beristain lives in Fort Washington, Maryland and attends Crossland High School. She is involved in her school’s newspaper club, Chinese club, and psychology club. She also plays for the tennis team.
Amy Char lives in San Francisco and attends Lowell High School. She is editor-in-chief of her school newspaper, The Lowell, and a member of the California Scholarship Federation.
Chemi Chemi lives in Brooklyn and attends International High School at Prospect Heights. She is the secretary of her school’s National Honor Society chapter. She was born in Tibet, and English is her third language.
Kimberly Cionca lives in the Bronx and attends Herbert Lehman High School. She is the founder of Open 2.0, a TV show for teens. She writes for her school newspaper and works with the NGO International Cinema Education.
Stephanie Frescas lives in Odessa, Texas and attends Odessa High School. She has been published in the Odessa American newspaper, where she interns. She is also the editor of her school paper, The Odessan.
Alejandro Izquierdo lives in Chicago and attends Chicago Academy High School. He plays varsity baseball and is a member of the Spanish Honor Society.
Michelaina Johnson lives in Ojai, California and attends Nordhoff High School. She is an intern at the Ojai Valley News and runs track and field and cross-country.
Angela Kim lives in Los Angeles and attends the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies. She is the sports editor of her school newspaper, LACES Untied, a student reporter for The Korean Daily News, and president of the environmental club at her school.
Makenna May lives in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho and attends Coeur D’Alene Charter Academy. She is president of her high school’s National Honor Society chapter, is involved in Model United Nations, and rows for her school’s varsity crew team.
Renan Meira lives in Queens and attends Newcomers High School. He studies photography and participates in community service. He is originally from Brazil.
Sherese Morgan lives in Yonkers, New York and attends Palisade Preparatory School. She has worked as a staff reporter, photographer, and editor for the Yonkers Student Grapevine, and started her school’s first digital newspaper, the Pal Prep News.
Laura Nunez lives in Los Angeles and attends Animo Leadership High School. She participates in the Marine Biology Club and National Ocean Sciences Bowl. She also works for the Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations.
Karen Oropeza lives in Fort Worth, Texas and attends North Side High School. She plays violin and is involved in mariachi and her church choir.
Ashley Patterson lives in Philadelphia and attends Mastery Charter School. She plays basketball and volleyball, and enjoys writing in her spare time.
David Peake lives in Chicago and attends Urban Prep Charter Academy for Young Men. He runs track and cross-country, and is involved in the National Honor Society. He also sings for his church choir.
Marco Rivas lives in Los Angeles and attends Bishop Mora Salesian High School. He plays soccer and runs track. He has had a letter to the editor published in the Los Angeles Times.
Chastity Salas lives in the Bronx and attends Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School. She is a student producer for her school broadcast, Fannie Lou Television. She is also a jazz dancer and manager of the wrestling team.
Delilah Vasquez lives in Chicago and attends William Jones College Preparatory High School. She is on the sports staff of her school newspaper, Eagle’s Eye, and runs cross-country and plays soccer.
Jocelyn Vega lives in Chicago and attends Air Force Academy High School. She is the cadet wing commander at her high school, and plays for her school’s volleyball team.
Darquis Williams lives in Memphis and attends Mitchell High School. He runs track and is involved in the Peer Mediation Board.