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August Kickoff Training

Written by CAPA-JRC reporter Eileen Luo

On August 1, 2021, in rainy weather, the Chinese American Parents Association Junior Reporter Club (CAPA JRC) hosted its first meeting of the year at Big Pines Park to get to know each other and train new members. After an introduction by co-presidents Claire Yu and Evelyn Shue, the JRC played a game of mafia. At noon, they had lunch, followed by training in one of four groups: videography, photography, reporting, and graphic design. The event lasted until 2 p.m., when the rain cleared up and members went outside to take a group photo.

Co-presidents Evelyn and Claire deliver the introductory speech. (Lucy Wu)

Club members having a lunch of pizza and watermelon. (Claire Yu)

JRC members listening to co-presidents Claire and Evelyn deliver the introductory speech. (Lucy Wu)

Members at the reporting training workshop. “The most memorable thing was… learning about what I have to do, like writing articles, because that’ll help me through the writing process and research [process],” said Fred Bao, a reporter. (Jessica Zhang)

Members at the photography training workshop, which was led by Lucy. (Jessica Zhang)

Members at the graphic design workshop, which was led by Doris Wang and Vicky Shan. (Jessica Zhang)

JRC parents meeting outside in the rain. (Claire Yu)

The JRC took a group photo at the end of the event. “It was pretty interesting, and I got to meet a lot of different people,” said Nina Sun, a reporter. (Lucy Wu)

This article was provided by Chinese American Parents Association Junior Reporter Club (CAPA JRC) with members who interviewed, audio recorded, wrote, translated, and video recorded. CAPA JRC has 19 Montgomery County middle to high school students. They have created a bilingual platform delivering news and serving the community.

IG: @capa_jrc

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