WEST ORANGE, NJ - For the eighth year, middle school students from West Orange gathered at Montclair State University for Write on Sports. The two-week camp, which ran from July 8-19, teaches children how to combine their knowledge of sports and journalism. There was a range of 24 to 30 students with a 4:1 student-teacher ratio.
The Write on Sports campers had the opportunity to interview guest athletes and reporters which in the past have included Yogi Berra, Kerry Kittles, Chris Broussard and Peter King. By the end of camp the students submitted three blog posts to the Write on Sports Blog and produced two major projects: a video story and a print feature which was published in a WoS magazine.
There is currently a camp under way in Montclair and Newark for Hawthorne, Clifton, and Newark middle school students. However, West Orange residents can get their kids involved by signing them up for the Write on Sports after school program, or asking the middle schools for applications to the summer program next year. For further information, head to www.writeonsports.org.