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Madison Garrett

MADISON GARRETT

Madison Garrett is a high school junior at Saint Saviour High School in Brooklyn, New York. As a passionate writer, Madison has had several articles published in local New York City newspapers voicing the injustices that plague the world. Additionally, as an aspiring broadcast journalist, Madison has co-moderated panels sponsored by The Girl Scouts of Greater New York. In her leisure, Madison enjoys writing, reading, and advocating for what she truly believes in. Attending the 2020 Washington Journalism and Media Conference allowed for Madison’s love for the art of journalism to blossom and she is extremely excited to participate on the Youth Advisory Board for the 2021 Washington Journalism and Media Conference!
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Sarah Levy

SARAH LEVY

Sarah Levy is a high school senior in Davis, California. She attended the WJMC in 2020, and the experience furthered her career interests in creative writing and journalism. In addition to writing, Sarah also finds her creative inspiration through singing in the Davis Madrigals and martial arts–she recently earned her 2nd degree black belt.
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Julia Narvaez Munguia

JULIA NARVAEZ MUNGUIA

Julia Narvaez Munguia is a senior at Isaac Bear Early College High School. In addition, she is a dually-enrolled sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington double-majoring in communication studies and political science. Upon graduating from university, she intends to pursue a career in journalism. Julia currently serves as president of her high school’s Future Business Leaders of America chapter and is a member of the National Honor Society and UNCW’s Communication Studies Society. In her free time, you can find her working as a Starbucks barista, listening to a good podcast, or enjoying the beach with her pitbull-English pointer mix, DJ.
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Logan Dubel

LOGAN DUBEL

Logan Dubel is an aspiring broadcast journalist with a passion for telling stories that matter. Since June 2020, he has served as a digital reporter for OceanCity.com and in November 2020, launched an online newscast, This Week in Ocean City. Since starting his reporting career, he has interviewed local council members and prospective candidates along with public health officials and small business owners. In addition, Logan serves as the news and managing editor of The Gazette, the Franklin High School newspaper. At Franklin, he also works as the public address announcer for sporting events, president of his class, and a member of the internationally recognized mock trial team. Logan first attended WJMC in 2020 and is looking forward to another fantastic experience!

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Dawn Aponte

DAWN APONTE

Administrative Assistant, Washington Scholars Program

Dawn Aponte is an Administrative Assistant for the Washington Scholars Program (WSP) and K-12 Partnerships Program Office, within the Office of Admissions at George Mason University. Dawn joined the team in 2012, following a career with the U.S. Dept. of Justice. She loves supporting the WSP summer programs, the students and their families, and her teammates. In her opinion, Mason is an inspirational and progressive place to learn and serve. Dawn spends her free time outdoors as much as possible and loves to read and be with her young-adult children.