The Miami Dade College Summer High School Journalism Institute is an intensive six-week dual-enrollment summer program for students interested in careers in journalism. Students from the program’s second class, which took place from June 25 –August 3, learned how to write news and feature stories, take photographs and work on headline and caption writing. The team of student reporters, which included students from Barbara Goleman Senior High School, Maritime and Science Technology Academy, North Miami Beach Senior High School , Doral Performing Arts & Entertainment Academy and Design and Architecture Senior High School, produced an eight-page newspaper—The Lead—at the end of the semester. These are the students who participated in the cohort.
Guadalupe Cabrera, 17, served as editor-in-chief of The Lead this summer. Cabrera, a senior at Barbara Goleman Senior High School, has written articles for the Miami Laker, has her own blog and hopes to restart the student newspaper at her high school. She aspires to be a businesswoman/writer.
Chika Ojukwu, 15, served as news editor of The Lead this summer. Ojukwu, a junior at Barbara Goleman Senior High School, is a spoken word writer, hopes to restart the student newspaper at her high school and has a poetry blog. She aspires to be an actress.
Marianna Poletti, 17, served as forum editor of The Lead this summer. Poletti, a senior at Barbara Goleman Senior High School, is the editor-in-chief at her school’s yearbook, Inspiration. She aspires to become a creative director and journalist.
Julia Cooper, 17 served as arts and entertainment editor of The Lead this summer. Cooper, a senior at Maritime and Science Technology Academy, serves as the news editor of her high school newspaper The Beacon. She aspires to pursue a career in investigative journalism.
Spencer Jolibois, 14, served as art director of The Lead this summer. Jolibois, a junior at North Miami Beach Senior High School, is certified in Adobe Photoshop. He aspires to major in computer science and minor in graphic design in college.
Anthony Santos, 17, served as a staff writer of The Lead this summer. Santos, a senior at Doral Performing Arts & Entertainment Academy, is an aspiring filmmaker. He aspires to work in the film industry.
Janée Jenkins, 17, served as a staff writer of The Lead this summer. Jenkins, a senior at Design and Architecture Senior High School, is in the fashion program and is preparing for her senior showcase which will display her fashion pieces. She plans to go into fashion marketing and merchandising.