Hollis student chosen for journalism conference

WASHINGTON – Nicole Poitras, of Hollis, a junior at Hollis Brookline High School, is among 51 high school journalists representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia who will explore the First Amendment and the watchdog role of a free press when they attend the Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference at the Newseum from June 18-23.

The Free Spirit program, an initiative of the Newseum Institute, is an annual academic and scholarship program designed to inspire and equip some of the nation’s best and brightest students to pursue journalism and media careers. The rising high school seniors, chosen from hundreds of applicants, will attend the conference for free, and each will receive a $1,000 college scholarship.