Scripps National Spelling Bee co-winners, Sriram Hathwar and Ansun Sujoe, have been sharing the limelight since May. Monday, that included meeting President Barack Obama.
Scripps National Spelling Bee co-winners, Sriram Hathwar and Ansun Sujoe, have been sharing the limelight since May. Monday, that included meeting President Barack Obama.
At the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, everything is an experiment – even the parking lot.
Animal keeper Matt Neff called Alex like he would call a dog. “Hey, Alex, C’mere! Come on, bud!” Neff said.
 
 
 

Kendra Johnson - 2011 Short Course

I plan on being great; I care not to be less.

Since 2007, these words spoken by gospel recording artist Kirk Franklin have been the driving force behind my desire not only to excel in the mass media industry but also to become the next media tycoon and take my place among the Cronkites, Walters and Winfreys of the world.

A native of Richmond, Va., I am the second child of Ronald and Beverly Johnson. It was my mother’s early exposure to a number of enriching programs, as well as my parents’ encouragement that inspired me to seek avenues that would broaden my passion for writing and speaking. By the age of 4, I was using rhetoric at a performing arts program, adroitly capturing the attention of large audiences, enticing them with my words. It did not take long before people around me realized I was destined to use my voice to make a powerful impact in the world.

As a rising junior print journalism major at Hampton University, I stand anxiously on the precipice of the future. I was once told that the world of news waits for no one. With a desire to spread news and a thirst to uncover the truth, I just hope the news industry can keep up with me.

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Indiana student breezes through preliminary rounds of spelling bee

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. – Olivia Shoup said the thrill of competing in the Scripps National Spelling Bee was prize enough for her.

Economic instability causes young adults to wait to marry

WASHINGTON – Young adults are waiting longer to get married because of the shaky economy and because there is less stigmatization for premarital sex, cohabitation and children born out of wedlock.

Social media, videos increase awareness of Nigerian diaspora

WASHINGTON – A year ago, Vwogho Emarievbe began working on a documentary to share his experiences as part of the Nigerian diaspora. One year later, he is helping other members of the diaspora tell their stories.

Wiesel to memorial award audience: ‘Silence is forbidden’

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Rwanda genocide survivor Clemantine Wamariya, left, and former secretary of state Colin Powell spoke at a ceremony to honor Holocaust survivor and Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, right, as part of the U.S. Holocaust Museum’s “Days of Remembrance.” SHFWire photo by Kendra JohnsonClick on photo to enlarge or download: Rwanda genocide survivor Clemantine Wamariya, left, and former secretary of state Colin Powell spoke at a ceremony to honor Holocaust survivor and Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, right, as part of the U.S. Holocaust Museum’s “Days of Remembrance.” SHFWire photo by Kendra JohnsonWASHINGTON - Nearly 17 years after genocide erupted in Rwanda, survivor Clemantine Wamariya still hears the yells of her grandmother “to run.”

Travel industry: simplify visa requirements to draw more visitors, dollars to U.S.

WASHINGTON- The U.S. Travel Association proposed changes to visa policy Thursday as a way to create jobs and stimulate the economy.

Athletes, health specialists seek grassroots solutions to obesity

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: Members of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition meet with the Bouncing Bulldogs International Rope Skipping Demonstration Team on Tuesday as part of a promotion of fitness programs for children and families. See below for a list of names. SHFWire photo by Kendra JohnsonClick on photo to enlarge or download: Members of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition meet with the Bouncing Bulldogs International Rope Skipping Demonstration Team on Tuesday as part of a promotion of fitness programs for children and families. See below for a list of names. SHFWire photo by Kendra JohnsonWASHINGTON - An impromptu rope-skipping demonstration and exercise session led by fitness expert Donna Richardson Joyner energized athletes and health specialists as they developed new strategy to promote healthier lifestyles.

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