Editor’s note: Cheyenne Fonda, a student in the Running Start program at Wenatchee Valley College in Omak who is working as an intern at the Methow Valley News this fall, is also working on a senior project in conjunction with the newspaper. She is seeking contributions by local students.
Students, for my senior project, I will be helping to publish several student-written articles in the Methow Valley News. In order to do this, I need your cooperation. These student-submissions are open from grades seven to 12, both from the Independent Learning Center and Liberty Bell Junior-Senior High School. My goal is to share, particularly, the younger generation’s point of view with the Methow Valley. This project is not an assignment or a writing competition, and responses to these prompts will not be graded in any way. It is a chance for you to have your voice heard through you and only you. These submissions also do not need to be as scholarly as possible. If you have something written in response to one of the prompts, send it in by Dec. 17. Submissions will be published in the newspaper as space allows. There is a 300-word limit for submissions. Send your responses to one of these prompts to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What aspect of your education is most important to you? What specifically about our education policy in the Methow Valley would you like to see changed?
- School curriculum
Geographically, how has the Methow Valley constricted/isolated or opened up what you are interested in, or where you see yourself going?
- Learning languages/foreign exchange
- Job unavailability
What among teens do you think needs to be paid closer attention to? Do you feel like your voice is heard in the community, and if not, why?
- Cross cultural awareness
- Economic inequality
- Financial instability