Scripps National Spelling Bee co-winners, Sriram Hathwar and Ansun Sujoe, have been sharing the limelight since May. Monday, that included meeting President Barack Obama.
Scripps National Spelling Bee co-winners, Sriram Hathwar and Ansun Sujoe, have been sharing the limelight since May. Monday, that included meeting President Barack Obama.
At the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, everything is an experiment – even the parking lot.
Animal keeper Matt Neff called Alex like he would call a dog. “Hey, Alex, C’mere! Come on, bud!” Neff said.
 
 
 

Meagan Downing - Short Course 2012

Meagan P. Downing is a student at Hampton University, where she is majoring in broadcast journalism and pursuing a minor in leadership studies.

Meagan has had the opportunity to experience both the print and broadcast perspective of journalism. She served as a staff writer for her university newspaper, The Hampton Script, for the past two years. Meagan also obtained an internship her freshman year with CBS affiliate WTKR News Channel 3 in Norfolk, Va. She contributed research and content to news stories and provided assistance to photographers, producers, anchors and production assistants. After completing the internship, she has continued to write for the news station and submits stories and posts to the online editor about events happening throughout the community.

Meagan was also recently selected to serve as a correspondent for her university’s television show, “The View from Hampton U.” She was a 2012 recipient of the Excellence in Journalism Award.

Meagan was recently inducted into the Golden Key International Honors Society, and she is a member of the Hampton University Honors College and William R. Harvey Leadership Institute.

In her spare time, Meagan enjoys volunteering at the hospital in her hometown, Chesapeake, Va., and leading community outreach programs through her church. After completing the Semester in Washington Program, Meagan will be interning at Max Media, a radio station company, in Virginia Beach, Va.

After graduating from Hampton University in 2014, Meagan hopes to attend graduate school and earn a dual master of science in journalism and master of international affairs degree. She aspires to become a news reporter for a national news organization.

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Author discusses Libyan families, end of Gadhafi regime

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: Lindsey Hilsum discusses her book “Sandstorm: Libya in the Time of Revolution” at a Washington bookstore. Hilsum, who has been reporting for more than 25 years, told the audience that her experiences in Libya were some of the most exciting times in her life. SHFWire Photo by Meagan P. DowningClick on photo to enlarge or download: Lindsey Hilsum discusses her book “Sandstorm: Libya in the Time of Revolution” at a Washington bookstore. Hilsum, who has been reporting for more than 25 years, told the audience that her experiences in Libya were some of the most exciting times in her life. SHFWire Photo by Meagan P. DowningWASHINGTON – Somewhere in a Libyan desert, the dismembered body of Moammar el Gadhafi is buried in an unmarked grave. Author Lindsey Hilsum told an audience on Monday that very few people know that.

Calif. speller takes on National Spelling Bee for the first time

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Patrizzia Fox-Beaudet, of Cottonwood, Calif., spells "qualitative" in Round 2 of the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee. SHFWire photo by Meagan DowningClick on photo to enlarge or download: Patrizzia Fox-Beaudet, of Cottonwood, Calif., spells "qualitative" in Round 2 of the 2012 Scripps National Spelling Bee. SHFWire photo by Meagan DowningNATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - Qualitative. “May I have the part of speech?” Adjective. “May I have the definition please?” Pertaining to or concerned with quality or qualities. “Q-U-A-L-I-T-A-T-I-V-E.”

Romney tells Latino Coalition he will revitalize education, strengthen business

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney told a Washington audience on Wednesday, “A choice for every parent means a chance for every child.” He said expanding parental choice will guarantee that every student has access to a quality education. SHFWire Photo by Meagan P. DowningClick on photo to enlarge or download: Likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney told a Washington audience on Wednesday, “A choice for every parent means a chance for every child.” He said expanding parental choice will guarantee that every student has access to a quality education. SHFWire Photo by Meagan P. DowningWASHINGTON – Mitt Romney told Latino business leader that re-energizing American businesses and addressing the crisis in the education system would be the priorities of his campaign.<--break->

President Obama reaffirms support for global agricultural initiative

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: President Barack Obama pledges his support for The New Alliance, to improve agriculture and food production in Africa, at a symposium on Friday. The president said it was time for the G-8 to act on its promises. SHFWire Photo by Meagan P. DowningClick on photo to enlarge or download: President Barack Obama pledges his support for The New Alliance, to improve agriculture and food production in Africa, at a symposium on Friday. The president said it was time for the G-8 to act on its promises. SHFWire Photo by Meagan P. DowningWASHINGTON – President Barack Obama called on world leaders and members of the private sector Friday to join him and commit to supporting global food security.

Former CIA spy visits D.C. bookstore to discuss new book

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Former CIA Agent Henry Crumpton tells an audience at a Washington bookstore that he hopes his new book will help the American people have a more accurate perception of the agency’s clandestine operations. SHFWire Photo by Meagan P. DowningClick on photo to enlarge or download: Former CIA Agent Henry Crumpton tells an audience at a Washington bookstore that he hopes his new book will help the American people have a more accurate perception of the agency’s clandestine operations. SHFWire Photo by Meagan P. DowningWASHINGTON - He has briefed U.S. presidents on matters of intelligence, strategized with Afghan tribal leaders and recruited numerous CIA operatives. And all of these groups commonly refer to him as “Hank.”<--break->

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