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Tyler Kopin playfully shows off just one of the many perks of his conference trip-- a water bottle.
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Tyler joined students from across the country at the 2022 Washington Journalism and Media Conference

July 27, 2022-- High School South rising junior Tyler Kopin recently completed a once-in-a-lifetime, six-day experience at George Mason University in Washington, D.C., participating in a media and journalism conference with students from across the country.

Tyler represented Pine Beach, NJ as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2022 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at GMU. The conference was an intensive study of journalism and media, for which participants were selected based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in journalism and media studies.

Tyler, who Superintendent (and former HSS Principal) Mike Citta described as “a fantastic young man,” has an interest in communications and sports broadcasting in particular. Broadcast Journalism is an approved CTE program of study at Toms River Regional Schools through the state-funded Perkins grant, and it’s hopeful that Tyler and other students with a passion for the subject will be able to advance their studies in district.

For now, Tyler has gained significant experience in the field, as the conference offered decision-making simulations, ethical lessons, and prominent speakers. Read the full press release regarding Tyler’s participation below.