Local student picked for prestigious journalism conference

Grace Freeman

Grace Freeman was a member of the 2018 State Champion Argyle Lady Eagles basketball team. Oddly enough, while that’s an outstanding accomplishment, that was not her greatest honor this past school year.

The Argyle High School junior and Flower Mound resident was recently selected to represent the Town of Flower Mound as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2018 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University in Washington, D.C.

Freeman joins a select group of students from all over the country for an intensive study of journalism and media. She was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in journalism and media studies.

Freeman, 16, said that being selected for the conference is humbling and somewhat unexpected.

“It was a great surprise and honor to be chosen,” Freeman said. “I’m excited to be in the middle of Washington, D.C. and amongst many of our government leaders.”

Freeman said that she hopes this opportunity will allow her to gain experience for a career that incorporates both her love of sports and interest in journalism.

“In the future, I would like to be a sports broadcaster,” Freeman said. “This is my dream job, because I would like to travel, meet new people and have a career I will enjoy.”

The Washington Journalism and Media Conference will run from July 15-20. Freeman said she has some definite objectives for her trip.

“I hope to learn new skills and make relationships that will contribute to my future career,” Freeman said. “Also, I can’t wait to hear some of the amazing speakers. They have had Nobel Peace Prize winners there.”

She is in a number of organizations at AHS, including Challenge Day Club, National Charity League, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, National Junior Honor Society and Student Council; and, plans to be involved in even more next school year.

Freeman will participate in National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, Peer Assistance and Leadership and continue with varsity basketball her senior school year.

Freeman carries a 4.0 grade point average at Argyle High School and is ranked 27 out of 224 students in her class.

Freeman’s Favorites

Favorite Subject: English and Spanish

Person that most inspires me: My parents

Favorite Food: Fried Chicken

Favorite Movie: The Cat in the Hat

Favorite TV show: One Tree Hill

Book Currently Reading: The Alchemist

Favorite Musical Group or Performer: Beyonce

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