September 2020 Student Journalist of the Year Resolution

R E S O L U T I O N

WHEREAS the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Lab connects students with an innovative video journalism curriculum and a network of public broadcasting mentors to develop digital media, critical thinking and communications skills while producing original news reports from a youth perspective; and

WHEREAS the Student Reporting Lab recently selected four Student Journalists of the Year, with each representing a different region of the country; and

WHEREAS Kaleb Velez, a senior at Jersey Village High School in the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, was selected to receive this honor for his work with Jersey Village Television and the Student Reporting Labs; and

WHEREAS Kaleb Velez is known for his strong story-telling abilities and knack for finding alternative angles to stories; and

WHEREAS he has a proven track record of producing quality content; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the State Board of Education does hereby congratulate Kaleb Velez on his selection as a Student Journalist of the Year.

WITNESS our signatures, this eleventh day of September, two thousand and twenty, in Austin, Texas.

 

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Keven Ellis, Chair


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Georgina C. Pérez, Secretary