20 high school seniors are selected to become Communications Fellows.
New Elon students who were chosen for this group agreed to supply
a bit of biographical background. Here, you can meet the new Fellows:
Jameson is from High Point, N.C. He was a columnist for the
High Point Enterprise for two years, writing opinion stories focused
mainly on politics and taboo social issues. "My goals at Elon,"
he said, "are to be at the top of my game by senior year, hopefully
editor-in-chief of the Pendulum and hosting a political talk show
on the Elon radio station. Since Elon is so big on internships,
I hope to intern for the CIA division on Political Science during
my junior year, and double majoring in Journalism/Communications
and Political Science should help me attain this."
Stephanie Perea is from West Chester, Pa. While she was in
high school, she hosted her own after-school radio show and created
commercials and announcements for the student-run morning TV show.
"At Elon," she said, "my goal is to become as knowledgeable
in the field of corporate communications as possible while getting
lots of hands-on experience. At this point, my dream internship
would be at a large PR firm helping to promote and sell another
company or product."
Bobb is from Duluth, Ga. She says she plans to study Broadcast
Journalism at the School of Communications. Two summers ago, she
worked in a brief internship role with an Atlanta-area local TV
station's news team and she says she is looking forward to other
broadcast internships, possibly at CNN or MTV. She says she plans
to become an active member of the Elon student television group
and learn the skills that she will need to become a television producer.
Hartman is from Atlanta. She says she is interested in studying
corporate communications at Elon. She recently worked for a short
time in the corporate communications section AFC Enterprises. "My
goal at Elon," she said, "is to find a specific career
in the communication area that I am passionate about. My dream internship
would involve doing some sort of work in the communications department
of a major corporation."
April Duffy is from High Point, N.C. She was a teen columnist
for the High Point Enterprise for two years and was active in her
high school's art and drama programs. "I plan to get the most
out of college by joining clubs, studying abroad, taking advantage
of Elon's academic and cultural facilities (especially in the School
of Communications) and meeting new friends," she said. "
I think it would be awesome to intern with Disney or DreamWorks
É but anyplace that's fast-paced, intelligently run and full of
challenges would make an exciting internship."
Peacock is from Mooresville, N.C. He worked as the sports director
and as a regular anchor for the Mooresville News Network, a local-news
show that was aired regularly by the students in his high school's
TV production class." Here at Elon," he said,"I hope
to continue being involved in similar projects and grow as a person.
I am extremely interested in lining up a NASCAR internship that
would involve getting the chance to go to all the races on the weekends."
Jake Potter is from Westbrook, Maine. He has done play-by-play
work for a company that broadcast high school basketball games over
a local AOL-Time Warner station, and the local WB affiliate. "My
goals are to become the main basketball play-by-play announcer,
have my own TV and radio shows, write for the paper and generally
rule the world," he said. His dream internship would be to
work at ESPN or NBC in New York.
Moscatello is from Fair Haven, N.J. She worked on her high school
newspaper and literary magazine. After the terror attacks in New
York on Sept. 11, 2001, she was a part of Alliance of Neighbors,
an organization formed to bring her community back together after
the loss of more than 107 of its residents. She also took courses
in writing and media theory at Syracuse University. "My goals
at this point," she said, "are to continue in the Elon
journalism/communications fellowship and get involved with campus
media. I hope to continue in grad school and work for a production
company or magazine." She said her ideal internship would be
with a big network or a publication in New York City.
Poor is from Jonesborough, Tenn. He worked as the anchor at
his high school television news station in addition to doing some
production work, and he also completed a short internship with the
"voice of the Hornets" in Charlotte. "My goals at
Elon," he said, "are to get involved in the excellent
campus media and to meet many lifelong friends. My dream internship
would have to be on ESPN's 'Sportscenter,' or with the crew that
produces ABC's 'Monday Night Football.'"
Belanger is from York, Pa. He was a reporter for his high school
newspaper, covering many controversial issues including school board
elections and the construction of a new high school. He won first-
and second-place awards in the National Federation of Press Women
writing contest and three keystone awards, the highest honor offered
to students by the Pennsylvania Free Press Association. "I
hope to become actively involved with ESTV and The Pendulum,"
he said, "and I am looking forward to pursuing a degree in
Broadcast Communications." He said his "dream" internship
would be at NBC News in New York. He would like to become a television
Hollyfield is from Knoxville, Tenn. He has had a lifelong interest
in film and writing, and wrote and directed several short films
in high school. He served as the youth director of the Valleyfest
Film Festival, interned for Euphoric Productions and was editor-in-chief
of his high school newspaper. His 94-minute film, "Walls," was screened
by Regal Cinemas in Knoxville."I plan to concentrate on attaining
a triple major in Communications, Journalism and English Literature
while being active in Elon's Communications programs and other activities,"
he said. He said he would like to complete an internship for New
Line Cinema and work with his favorite filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson
of "Boogie Nights" and "Magnolia" fame.
Aric Scott Berg is from Waynesboro, Va. He has written and
directed many short films over the past few years, including "The
Moletrix" and "The Given, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying
and Love Funny Stick Arm Men." "My goals at Elon,"
he said, "include working hard to maintain excellent grades,
striving to become a leader in the world of new media and communications
with my fellow Fellows, and gaining a new appreciation for the world
in general. My dream internship would be to work under a great director
such as Spielberg, the Coens, Lynch or Scorsese."
Winston is from Silver Spring, Md. She worked for several years
in several posts at her high school newspaper, becoming managing
features editor and receiving a school award for excellence in journalism.
She is a recipient of a Hearst Scholarship from the Elon University
School of Communications."My dream internship," she said,
"would be at Vibe magazine, because that is where I would ultimately
like to end up as editor-in-chief, if I don't create my own magazine."
House is from Hendersonville, N.C. She worked on her high school
newspaper for three years, and was entertainment editor her senior
year. "At this time I believe I want to major in corporate
communications," she said, "but I would love to work on
The Pendulum. I am thankful for all the opportunities that Elon
has already offered me as a Communications Fellow. Hopefully during
my time at Elon I would like to travel overseas and study communication
systems in other countries."
Scott Myrick is from Woodbridge, Va. He says he has wanted to
be a TV news reporter since the age of 5. He was an on-camera reporter
for a news magazine geared toward high school students at a local
public-access station. He was also the creator, executive producer
and principal anchor on his high school's TV news program. He has
worked for Mills TV, a television network seen throughout shopping
malls around the world. "My dream internship would be at the
Washington Bureau of ABC News," he said,"working in the
justice unit or for ABC News 'Nightline.'"
Hennen is from Wheeling, W.Va., and plans to major in Communications
with an emphasis in film. He has been writing short- and feature-length
screenplays in his spare time for two years. "I can't wait
to get through my basic core classes and get started on the necessary
courses for Communications like screenwriting, film production and
film theory," he said."My dream internship would be at
a company like DreamWorks in Los Angeles or right here on the east
coast at Screen Gems in Wilmington, N.C."
Patchett is from Concord, N.C. She held a number of public relations
positions for several youth councils, athletic teams and clubs during
the course of her high school years. She says her "passion
is writing." At this point, she says she plans to complete
a double major at Elon University in Journalism and Religious Studies.
"I would love to intern for a publication such as Mother Jones
or Harper's Magazine," she said.
Kindle is from Ponte Vedra, Fla. As a young teen, he made a
variety of short films, music videos and a documentary of one of
his summers. He also anchored and produced his school's TV productions.
"At Elon, I hope to learn the skills that will make me a better
filmmaker and communicator," he said. "I don't expect
to limit my goals to film, so I'm sure my college experience will
help me achieve all of them. My dream internship would be to be
part of the crew on the Tony Hawk Gigantic Skatepark Tour."
Boyd is from Raleigh. She worked as a photographer and editor
for her high school yearbook, participated as head editor for the
school's first literary journal and contributed articles for the
monthly newsletter. She has also had several poems published by
local literary magazines, and has won the Fine Arts Literary Society
Award for her short stories. "I plan to become an active member
on the Pendulum staff and the Phi Psi Cli team this year,"
she said, "and I'm looking forward to pursuing a degree in
Journalism." She said her "dream" internship would be
to travel abroad, studying the communications techniques and systems
of other countries.
Muthersbaugh is from Cleveland Heights, Ohio. He was the videographer
for his high school football team, and worked with his local Adelphia
cable TV company. He also completed an internship with the pre-game-show
staff for the Cleveland Indians."During my time at Elon,"
he said, "I am hoping to be a part of the Elon Blaze Ultimate
Frisbee team, and at some point I would like to be the anchor on
the Elon version of 'The Daily Show.' My dream internship right
now would be with the United States Secret Service, which is also
my top career choice at this point."