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The 2015 cohort of the Youth Reporting Institute and their work.

Youth Radio Reporters In Their Own Words: What Story They Told And Why [VIDEOS]

An image of the 2015 Youth Radio group
Charlie Shelton
From left to right: Kamaya Truitt-Martin (Mentor), Christina Dixon, Peyton Sickles, Marcus Williams, Samantha Lanevi, Joshua Bratcher, Soraya Asfari, Taylor Walker, Allison Swaim (Mentor)

A group of teenage reporters is adding the final touches to their stories this week as a part of WUNC's Youth Reporting Institute. The interviews are transcribed, the scripts have been written and each piece of the story is getting its last polish. As they finish up their summers jobs at WUNC, the youth reporters took some time to reflect and preview what listeners should anticipate hearing on the air in the coming weeks.

Watch what they have to say below.

Soraya Asfari, 17, is a rising senior at Wake Tech Early College.

Marcus Williams, 18, just graduated from Northern High School in Durham and is attending Oklahoma State University this Fall.

Christina Dixon, 18, is a rising senior at Northern High School in Durham.

Joshua Bratcher, 19, just graduated from Trinity School and will be attending North Carolina A&T State University this fall.

Taylor Walker, 16, is a senior at Northern High School in Durham.

Samantha Lanevi, 19, is a recent graduate of Durham Academy.  She's currently a student at Wellesley College in Massachusetts.

Peyton Sickles, 17, is a skateboarder, a self-proclaimed "techie" and a rising senior at Apex High School.

Stay tuned as these stories debut on the air and online in the coming weeks.

Charlie Shelton-Ormond is a podcast producer for WUNC.
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