Teen team to host an open house for new recruits

January 27, 2012
  • Shalom Black Lane, executive director of Teens Have Choices, is interviewed by Courtney Bradford, a Pulse correspondent, during a recent taping for a news broadcast. Pulse is seeking new members interested in broadcast journalism and is hosting an open house at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at The Herald-Mail.
By Brett Walsh/Pulse correspondent

Do you enjoy writing? Or maybe your interests include editing film or wanting to be on TV? Pulse is currently looking for new members. Pulse is a journalism group for high school students overseen by The Herald-Mail.

Here are a few members who shared their experience with Pulse.

Hi, I'm Courtney Bradford, a senior at Boonsboro High School. My passions are music and writing. I'm also a member of the Boonsboro Warrior band and play the euphonium.

I've been a Pulse member since the spring semester of my sophomore year. I thoroughly enjoy writing and have written numerous articles for Pulse, when we focused on print journalism.

Pulse is a wonderful experience for teenagers of the modern age. In Pulse we learn how to properly interview people, write articles, how to write for broadcast journalism and even edit film.

Our supervisor, Lifestyle editor Crystal Schelle, is pretty awesome, too. She's taught me so much about journalism I've decided to major in it when I go to Shippensburg University next fall.

Hello, my name is Justin Dalmau. I am a student at Washington County Technical High School and  am currently a contributor to the Pulse team. I only joined Pulse a few months ago, but during that time, Pulse has been a fun and exciting way to earn SSL hours and learn about the field of journalism.

My name is Brett Welsh and I am a senior at Washington County Technical High school where I take classes in computer game development and animation. While I may not be planning to major in journalism, being in Pulse has helped me in many ways. It has helped me develop my public speaking skills through interviews, acquire my SSL hours for school and has also helped me to develop my writing skills, which I had previously been lacking in. Pulse is really fun and is a great choice for anyone.

Pulse will host an open house at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, for students in ninth to 12th grade. Come down the steps on the stone steps on right-hand side of the ramp in front of The Herald-Mail building. If school is canceled because of weather, the open house will be canceled.

For more information about Pulse, contact Lifestyle editor Crystal Schelle at 301-791-7136 or

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