CPBN is proud to announce the recent graduation of 38 Hartford public school seniors who were enrolled in the Journalism and Media Academy (JMA). On Wednesday, June 17, 2015, these high school seniors received their high school diplomas with their JMA teachers in attendance. JMA team members Katie Eber, Donna Sodipo, Paul Pfeffer and Tikeyah Whittle shared the special moment with the graduates by walking with them in the ceremony.
JMA teaches communications skills that are essential not only to the broadcasters, graphic designers, and web gurus of tomorrow, but also to every college and career choice a student makes upon graduation. The magnet school, located on Asylum Avenue in Hartford, is housed within CPBN’s headquarters and serves students in grades 9 through 12. JMA offers programming to students from Hartford and 42 surrounding towns.
Education Fellow, Katie Eber noted that JMA fosters a close knit learning environment. The unique education experience allows students to grow closer with their teachers. “They were here so often that we grew extremely close. I’m sad to see them go.” Eber said, “The program was a lot of work but the hard work paid off.” She was particularly proud of her student Eli Williams who performed his own rap at the ceremony.
Congratulations to the JMA Class of 2015! To learn more, visit the JMA website.