SRL Shines on NewsHour
Pieces produced by students in different Reporting Labs across the country for Limitless: Breaking the Bounds of Disability aired on NewsHour this month. The final project of the school year challenged students to find stories that showcase how people with disabilities overcome limits placed on them by doctors, teachers, family and society.
Living Without Limits is about Ryan Hudson-Peralta, who born with congenital limb deficiency. The piece was produced by his son, Noah Hudson-Peralta at Frederick V. Pankow Center in Michigan. A week after their story aired, they both participated in a NewsHour Twitter chat about how to change the conversation around disabilities.
Produced by Noah Hudson-Peralta, a student at Frederick V. Pankow Center in Michigan. Instruction provided by SRL Connected Educator Michael Kaufman. Mentor support provided by Detroit Public Television.
Emma Kate Woods and her classmates at Dalton Middle School in Georgia produced this report about eleven-year-old Jerry Bruce Hennon who was born with a heart defect that required him to get a heart transplant.
Produced by Abby O’Ferrell, Emma Kate Woods, Nour Issa and Sarah Jaconetti, students at Dalton Middle School in Dalton, Georgia. Instruction provided by SRL Connected Educator Gina Gray. Mentor support provided by Georgia Public Broadcasting and Jordan Vesey of PBS NewsHour.
The story of Trevor Acord, who has a stutter and is a leader and role model at his school, was produced by Communications Arts High School in San Antonio, Texas.
Produced by Brooke Cunningham, Brinton Freeze, Alexandria, Gonzalez-Salinas and Michael Huerta, students of Communications Arts High School in San Antonio, Texas. Instruction provided by SRL Connected Educator Heidi Whitus. Mentor support provided by Jordan Vesey of PBS NewsHour.
Students at Granby High School produced this piece about Jonathan Atkins, a teenager with Down syndrome. Bodybuilding has transformed his body and his life.
Produced by Darius Jones, Shakinah Johnson and Nicole Leonard, students at Granby High School in Norfolk, Virginia. Instruction provided by connected educator William Huberdeau and Jordan Vesey of PBS NewsHour. Station support provided by WHRV.
Visit our Limitless site to watch the more than 30 stories produced by students in the SRL network.