Stella St. Clair, a student at Midtown High School in Atlanta, is one of 24 teen reporters from across the country who will join PBS News Hour Student Reporting Labs (SRL) for its annual summer academy June 19-27, hosted this year at our home station WETA, just outside of Washington D.C.

The SRL summer academy is an intensive week-long video journalism fellowship for high school students. Working in teams with SRL youth media producers, fellows will produce original video news reports covering key local issues in the DMV, learning from professional producers and journalists along the way. The week will wrap with a screening of student work hosted at WETA/News Hour headquarters.

Stella St. Clair headshot

Stella St. Clair is a sophomore at Midtown High School in Atlanta, Georgia, and a passionate storyteller who is fueled by her love for sharing personal experiences and helping others do the same. She shared her first story during her freshman year, which won third place for first-person stories at the Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Crown Awards. Storytelling is something that she has come to love and holds close to her heart, and hopes to continue telling it for the rest of her life. 

Along with hands-on training, fellows get to know and learn from other students from a wide range of backgrounds with shared interests in reporting and production. The community formed during the academy is a strong foundation for lasting friendships and a space for students to have conversations about everything from camera tips and issues in their communities to the future of journalism. 

Meet the other fellows and learn more about the SRL summer academy here