BSC student chosen for D.C. reporting fellowship
Hunter Andes, a native of Makoti, N.D., and a current Bismarck State College student, has been selected by the North Dakota Newspaper Association to attend a reporting fellowship program in Washington, D.C.
The fellowship takes place March 14-15 during the National Newspaper Association’s Community Newspaper Leadership Summit. Andes and students from six other states will spend three days in Washington where they will attend briefings and meet with government leaders and congressional representatives. Based on those meetings and their own reporting, each student will produce a news story that examines political differences and demonstrates how citizens can reach across the political divide for the good of the country. Andes' reporting will available to NDNA members for publication in their newspapers.
Andes credits his experience as the current editor-in-chief of The Mystician, the BSC student newspaper, in helping him find his passion for journalism. “It’s where I found my voice and my skill for writing.”
Andes is also one of the founding members of the North Dakota Student Media Association. He is studying mass communications and secondary English education, and plans to transfer to Minot State University to complete a bachelor's degree after graduating from BSC. He has already earned an associate degree in engineering technology, also from BSC.
In addition to his work at The Mystician, Andes does freelance writing for BHG papers in his home community and has worked as a production assistant at KFYR-TV in Bismarck. His hobbies include attending threshing bees and restoring antique tractors, stationary engines and Studebakers.
This is the fifth year that NDNA, with grant funding from the NDNA Education Foundation, has participated in the national fellowship program.