Gettysburg Area High School journalism students of Ms. Tiffany Barnhart periodically write, create, and produce public service announcements, a.k.a. PSA's, for publication in a social network version of Maroon and White, the high school newspaper. These PSA's are also shared with WGTY, radio station in Gettysburg, PA.
Pennsylvania makes homelessness among children and youth a priority during October 28 - November 1 through a variety of activities suggested for schools. GASD has seen a large increase in homelessness among children and youth in 2013.
As part of Journalism II class at GAHS, under the instruction of Tiff Barnhart, Benjamin Orner and Joe Garis, have to participate in "Backpack Journalism." According to Wikipedia, "Backpack journalism is an emerging form of journalism that requires a journalist to be a reporter, photographer, and videographer, as well as an editor and producer of stories."
Not because she is my granddaughter, but because she truly is rather remarkable, I share the following podcast with my listeners. This is Phaedra, my eldest granddaughter, who is 11 years old and lives in Hong Kong. Her song writing abilities speak for themselves as does her singing talent. Please enjoy her original sung without accompaniment or supportive pitch settings.