ThreeSixty Students Celebrate Success
By Miles Trump
ThreeSixty Journalism's 2015-16 program year is in the books.
As a result, about 50 ThreeSixty students and supporters celebrated its conclusion during ThreeSixty's End-of-Year Party on Saturday, May 14 at St. Thomas. Staff, students, volunteers, board members and other guests spent time mixing and mingling, eating, playing intense games of foosball and air hockey, and listening to a brief recap of the past year, as well as what lies ahead. The highlight for many was the introduction of the 2016 ThreeSixty Scholar, Danielle Wong.
During this past year, ThreeSixty doubled the number of students who attended 2015 journalism summer camps (50) from the previous year, enhanced an already fruitful school-year program and threw a successful fundraiser, as well as piloted a Youth Social Media Summit and two College Essay Boot Camps at Minneapolis Roosevelt and St. Paul Harding high schools.
“It was a rewarding year for all our stakeholders,” said Executive Director Chad Caruthers. “Our volunteers, community partners and supporters are having a tremendous impact on our students and the community.”
The celebration, which took place in the '85 game room in the Anderson Student Center, also was the official launch of the May 2016 issue of ThreeSixty Magazine, which includes a package of stories on school climate, a feature on Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Tyus Jones and a special insert of essays from College Essay Boot Camp. The magazine is the third issue to be published during the program year.
ThreeSixty's 2016-17 program year begins on June 1, 2016.