Power Your Story

The Morehead Writing Project’s Power Your Story Journalism Camp will return to campus in 2022 after two years of virtual camp. The camp will be one of the 2022 Morehead State University Summer Arts Academy offerings. The SAA is a 6-day residential camp held on the campus of Morehead State University from June 12-18, 2022. Learn more about the SAA here. Applications for the camp and scholarships can be found here.

The return to campus will offer participants the opportunity to work with both Morehead Public Radio (including writing and recording a news story) and Journalism Instructor John Flavell who will guide students through photography as well as news writing and editing.

When Power Your Story was offered on campus in 2019 students worked as journalists including writing and recording for WMKY and developing a story for publication in The Daily Independent (Ashland) and The Trail Blazer online. Learn more about the 2019 Power Your Story camp.

During Power Your Story teen writers will be guided through the process of crafting a long-form news story for publication while developing the comprehensive literacy and communication skills essential for college and professional success. Power Your Story can help teens develop new skills and enhance their writing as well as add new experiences and demonstrated expertise to their portfolio for college and scholarship applications.

“We are very excited about the publication opportunities available to our writers,” said Dr. Deanna Mascle, a former journalist and the director of the Morehead Writing Project. “The writers who join us will have the opportunity to explore a problem they are passion about to discover the available solutions; develop their voice and narrative writing style; and share the finished project with an audience. That is a very powerful experience.”

Applications for the camp and scholarships can be found here. Scholarship applications must be postmarked June 8. There are scholarship funds available specifically for Power Your Story campers provided by the School of English, Communication, Media and Languages.