FOX 13 INTERNSHIP…

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DURING THE SPRING SEMESTER ’13, I WAS CHOSEN TO BE A PART OF AN INTERNSHIP WITH FOX 13. SO FAR, THE EXPERIENCE HAS BEEN LIBERATING AND EXCITING. WORKING WITH TALENTS SUCH AS GREG COY AND MEARL PURVIS..

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ACCORDING TO Bofta Yimam OF THE FOX 13 NEWS STAFF, PARENTS ARE CAMPING OUT EARLY
TO ENROLL THEIR CHILDREN INTO AN OPTIONAL SCHOOL SUCH AS WHITESTATION MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL.
PARENTS FROM ALL OVER MEMPHIS AND SURROUNDING AREAS ARE SETTING UP TENTS
TO GRAB A FOREFRONT SPOT FOR THE BARCODED APPLICATIONS. THESE APPLICATIONS
PROMISES THE PARENT’S SPOT IN LINE.

THESE PEOPLE WHO CAMP OUT TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE OPTIONAL SCHOOLS APPLICATIONS VALUE THEIR CHILDREN EDUCATION. THEY WILL GO THROUGH ANY EXTREME MEASURES TO SECURE A SPOT IN ANY OPTIONAL PROGRAM FOR BOFTA’S COMPLETE STORY VISIT…

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http://www.myfoxmemphis.com/story/20617886/parents-camp-out-for-optional-schools

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF OPTIONAL SCHOOLS IN MEMPHIS VISIT THE MEMPHIS CITY SCHOOLS WEBSITE…

http://www.mcsk12.net/optional_schools/

  • Fox 13’s Lauren Lee is the internship’s sponsor.
  • Dr. Erin Willis, Asst. Professor at the University of Memphis.

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