MONMOUTH JUNCTION, NJ -- Ronaq Sahni, a student at South Brunswick High School, has been selected as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2019 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University.

Sahni will be part of a select nationwide group of students taking part in the study of journalism and media in July. Sahni was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in journalism and media studies.

National Youth Correspondents will participate in decisionmaking simulations that challenge them to solve problems and explore the creative, practical, and ethical tensions inherent in journalism and media. The experiential portion of the program is complemented by speakers who are well-known leaders in the media community.

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Presenters include prominent journalists, CEOs of major media outlets, researchers, and recent college graduates successfully entering the field. Past speakers have included Hoda Kotb from NBC, Brian Lamb from C-SPAN, Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Carol Guzy and Sonya Ross from the Associated Press.

The program runs for one week and is designed to "encourage and inspire young leaders from across the country who desire a unique experience focused on successful careers" in journalism.