The Washington Journalism and Media Conference


Johnathan Burch is a 2021 WJMC Alum from Charlotte, North Carolina.  He attends David W. Butler High School in Matthews, North Carolina. At Butler, Johnathan currently holds leadership positions in Student Government, Pre-Law Society, Junior Board, and Varsity Swimming and Diving. Outside of school he is a USA competitive swimmer for Team Charlotte Swimming. Johnathan aspires to one day become a member of Congress in the United States Senate. His favorite memory from his WJMC experience was meeting new friends from all across the country and speaking at the National Press Club. His main piece of advice would be to never let someone tell you that you can’t reach your goals; do your own research and be willing to put in the hard work.