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Prince George's County Student Receives $2,000 Dollars


In August of 2010, WUSA 9 and HighSchoolSports.net teamed up to bring Washington, DC the best high school coverage in the area by selecting local students to report on their high school sport’s teams and become Campus Correspondents.

All students selected are given a free HD FlipCam to film highlights of varsity sports at their school, and invited to preseason and postseason luncheons at the WUSA 9 studios.

Additionally, they have the chance to meet and speak with media professionals including the WUSA9's sports team and the HighSchoolSports.net team. The best contributors at the end of the season are given a prize.

This year we caught up with Ashley Jones-Quaidoo, an aspiring journalist and ninth-grader at Dr. Henry A. Wise High School in Prince George’s County, Md. Ashley was awarded $2,000 dollars this Monday, June 6th for her outstanding coverage and overall performance in the program.

Ashley had a great time reporting for her school and learned some valuable lessons in the process.

“I’ve learned a lot this year. I learned how to film for a sports program, what plays are needed, and what questions to ask. Overall I feel really blessed,” said Jones-Quaidoo.

She went on to say that she is very excited to use the money she was awarded towards her degree in Broadcast Journalism at the University of Maryland in College Park.