After school on May 28, Editors-in-Chief Emma Demers (2016), left, and Macie Bridge (2017) design the cover for “InFocus,” next year’s theme for The Key yearbook. (PHOTO: Kelly Cook)
Emma Demers Selected for NEHSJC Summer Workshop
Groton, Mass., June 1—Groton-Dunstable Regional High School junior Emma Demers has been selected as one of 16 teenagers from the region to participate in the the New England High School Journalism Collaborative (NEHSJC), an all-expense paid summer program, sponsored in part by the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund and Regis College, and in partnership with The Boston Globe and WriteBoston.
Students will be housed at Regis College in Weston and work out of the Boston Globe offices from June 20 – 27. Demers will work alongside Globe reporters, editors, photographers, and designers to produce original stories for print publication and multimedia news packages in The Endeavor, the official publication of the workshop.
Demers is no stranger to the Globe, having won a Boston Globe Scholastic Art Gold Key Award for Digital Art earlier this year. As a journalist, she has been on the yearbook staff since her freshman year and on the middle school staff before that. She is one of the editors-in-chief for The Key’s 2016 edition.
“I have always been interested in writing,” Demers said, “and I am considering majoring in journalism in college. I am especially looking forward to shadowing photojournalists on the job and hoping that this workshop will help me decide what I want to do.”
Forty-six students from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine applied to the program, and 30 were chosen for the first round of interviews, narrowing the candidates to 23 finalists. After a second interview, Demers was chosen to participate.
“Emma stood out as a very mature young woman who had journalism chops, real-life work experience, and was no-nonsense and business-like about her approach. She was a great choice,” said Ric Kahn, the NEHSJC Summer Workshop administrator and coordinator of WriteBoston's Teens in Print newspaper.
This will be the 28th NEHSJC summer workshop. The workshop was co-founded and directed by the late Carole Remick, a UMass Boston professor dedicated to introducing high school students to the world of journalism.