About Us

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Ethan Gilchrist

Ethan Gilchrist is a high school student planning to pursue a career in journalism. He wants to study a dual program that will offer a cross between journalism and science or technology. Ethan works as a leader at his high school Sandra Day O’Connor as Editor-in-Chief of his news publication “The Talon”. He dreams of opening his own publication one day in the future after garnering experience working on other publications.

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Cory Pfeifer is a 16 year old who will be in his junior year of high school in the 2017-2018 school year. He is a dual enrollment student at Arizona Agribusiness & Equine Center and Paradise Valley Community College. Cory is passionate about technology, art, and interactive media. The Cronkite School’s Media Innovation Camp interested him because of the opportunities it provided to work with new and advanced technology. Cory aspires to study game design and work in the video games industry.

Miranda Schindler

Miranda Schindler

Miranda Schindler is a student in her Senior year at Horizon Honors High School in Ahwatukee. She studies art and is looking ahead to applying those artistic skills to the field of computer animation in college and beyond. She enjoys video games, music, and watching quality TV and film. She attended the ASU Media Innovation camp for the opportunity to learn skills related to game design from qualified teachers, and for the opportunity to work with VR.

Anthony Delphy

Anthony Delphy

My name is Anthony Delphy and I am currently a freelance artist based in Phoenix, Arizona. I go to Maryvale High School and plan on going to Metro Tech High School for my junior and senior years. I chose go to the High School Media Innovation Camp because I knew that it’d be an amazing experience that would allow me to use technology I have never used before. While art is my passion, technology has always had a dear place in my heart and I even plan on going to Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado to study Computer Engineering.

Zach Wilson

Zach Wilson

My name is Zach Wilson. I live in Snowflake and go to Snowflake High School. I am an active member of SkillsUSA and compete in Film and TV and Broadcasting. I also have won many awards for my films from competitions both locally and regionally. I plan on furthering my education in the fields of film and/or game development at Full Sail University or any other university that offers top of the line programs.

Jesus Franco

Jesus Franco

I am Jesus Franco, and I live in San Luis, Arizona. I decided to attend the High School Media Innovation Camp to expand my knowledge of software development as well as to gain experience as a Journalist. I will be a founding member of the CTE Journalism program next school year at San Luis High School. Additionally, I plan on studying computer science at ASU after I graduate from High School in May 2018.

Jamie Bennett

Jamie Bennett

I am a sixteen-year old junior from Youngker High School in Buckeye, Arizona. I live with my mom and my two brothers. Originally, I come from Waynesville, Missouri, but I have lived in Arizona for almost a year now and I am loving every moment. I am a part of numerous clubs such as the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), my school’s soccer team, and student council. Certain accomplishments I have achieved would be that I had been Student Body President for three years straight, I had earned the Sports Editor position in my journalism class, and I am also in the top 15% of my class. I enjoy listening to music, taking pictures with my dog, and binge watching “How I Met Your Mother”. I applied for the Innovation Camp because being ambitious lead me to be indecisive about what career field I would like to enter and I am also very interested in photography, but I was hoping that this would help me receive more intel on what journalism is all about.

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Jamieson Clawson

Jamieson Clawson, I’m 18 and I just graduated from McClintock High School in Tempe, Arizona. I was apart of the yearbook staff at my school for three years. For two out of the three years in yearbook I was an editor, this fueled my interest in journalism and communication. As of now I am going to be attending Arizona State University for the fall semester of 2017. I will major in computer science, but will also be pursuing a minor in mass communication here at Cronkite. This camp has further fueled my desire to pursue a mass communication minor, it has shown me how news spreads and how different people interpret it. I am extremely privileged to have attended this camp over the summer and will remember and draw from it for the rest of my life.

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Camille Avila

Hello, my name is Camille Avila. I am high school student exploring the field of journalism and communication. I go to Mountain Pointe High School where I am the Senior Executive Editor of my school online paper and yearbook. I am in love with the outdoors and travel frequently to different National and State Parks with my family. I like to take landscape photography to give others an appreciation for nature and our national and state parks. I don’t know what career I want to pursue but I love traveling, helping others and learning about other cultures and people. I plan on using the innovative and journalistic skills I’ve learned at this camp to help make a difference in the world and save lives.

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Michelle Aliport

Hello, my name is Michelle Ailport, and I go to Greenway High School. I am also a Girl Scout, a die-hard theatre geek, and a production assistant at KJZZ’s Youth Media Center, SPOT 127. This is the second camp I’ve attended at Cronkite — I absolutely fell in love with multimedia storytelling through journalism. The way we present information is evolving. Technology has taken its hold on the present, setting the trend for the future. We can either keep up or fall behind. I consider myself a trailblazer. In fact, one of my proudest moments was winning a Student Production Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. In my free time, you’ll catch me studying for my many AP and honors classes (I’m in the top 1% at my school and love studying German), doodling all over my assignments, volunteering (I’m National Honor Society President), and spending quality time with my friends and family. You can find my work at michelleailport.wordpress.com.