SRL and Austin High School alumnus Ben Root has already accomplished what most adult journalists dream about - and he's only a college freshman.
In March, Ben attended his second South by Southwest Conference in Austin, Texas. While there, he along with three other SRL alumni led a panel called Meet the Next Generation of Public Media Producers.
On a rainy day in 2013, Austin High School student Archer Hadley approached a school door and waited for someone to open it. As water gushed down his back, Hadley, who has cerebral palsy, asked himself, "Hey, I've been to a lot of public places that have automatic doors, why can't I do something about this?"
So he did.
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