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Home | News | Irvin Journalism Student to Represent El Paso at Washington Summit
Hill (center) has expressed interest in becoming the next editor in chief for Irvin’s student newspaper

Irvin Journalism Student to Represent El Paso at Washington Summit

A member of the Irvin High School newspaper staff is traveling to Washington, D.C., to hone her writing skills among some of the country’s top journalists covering the capitol and the White House.

Deborah Hill, a sophomore at the Northeast school, was chosen by George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., to represent El Paso at the Washington Journalism and Media Conference this summer.

The opportunity to be among the nation’s top high-school journalism students is one Hill relishes.

“I’m excited to learn new trends and techniques I can bring back to the classroom next year,” she said.

Hill has expressed interest in becoming the next editor in chief for Irvin’s student newspaper.

She said this conference will help her build up her resume in anticipation of securing that position.

Isaac Medina, the journalism teacher at Irvin, nominated Hill for the program after noticing her passion for journalism. Hill said she was surprised by the nomination.

“I didn’t think Mr. Medina noticed my writing,” she said.

The student wasn’t the only one that was pleasantly surprised about the selection.

Medina had been given the opportunity to nominate a student in the past, but never got around to nominating anyone until this year. He said he’s glad his nomination this year went all the way.

“I’m glad I didn’t throw the invitation away,” Medina joked.

Hill, who received a scholarship to fund her spot at the conference, knows how much this means to the Rocket community.

“I feel the pressure, but I’m proud to represent Irvin and the City of El Paso at this national conference,” she said.

 Story by Andrea Cortez | Photos by Leonel Monroy – EPISD

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