WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School (WOHS) junior Justin Peters will represent the township as a National Youth Correspondent at the 2020 Washington Journalism and Media Conference, to be held at George Mason University in Washington, D.C. from July 19 to July 24.
Peters was selected based on academic accomplishment and excellence in journalism and media studies. He will participate with fellow National Youth Correspondents in hands-on learning simulations that challenge problem-solving skills and explore the creative and ethical tensions inherent in journalism and media.
Renowned speakers will include prominent journalists, chief executive officer(s) of major media outlets, researchers and well-known leaders in the media community.
At WOHS, Peters is involved in the Theater Arts program, the Thespian Society, Glee Choir (treasurer), Tri-M Music Honor Society and is Entertainment Editor of "The Pioneer," the high school newspaper. He is interested in attending Emerson College, University of Rhode Island, Rider, SUNY New Paltz or SUNY Purchase and plans to major in journalism and filmmaking/TV/radio studies.
Peters can be seen in the WOHS spring musical, "The Drowsy Chaperone," playing "Man in Chair," from March 27 to March 29.