Student podcasts earn honorable mentions in NPR contest
N.Y. (May 1, 2019) -- Three of six podcasts compiled by Albany
International Center students in April have received honorable mentions
in the first-ever National Public Radio Student Podcast Challenge.
Submissions receiving recognition were
Mother My Hero,” “Travelling
to America,” and
in the Kigeme Refugee Camp.”
the highlighted text to listen to each.)
The students narrating and sharing their stories in the podcasts all are
in Xrystya Szyjka’s English as a new language class at Albany
International Center. District technology coach Jeremy Dudley and high
school English teacher Brian Huskie helped Szyjka and her students
compile the podcasts.
almost 6,000 entries from all over the country. NPR journalists listened
to all the podcasts and picked one winner from grades 5-8 and one winner
from high school.
International Center students who compiled the honorable mention
podcasts will receive certificates from NPR.
about the contest
The mission of the City School District of
Albany is to educate and prepare all students for
college and career, citizenship and life, in partnership with our
diverse community. The district serves
students in 18
elementary, middle and high schools. In addition to neighborhood
schools, the district includes several magnet schools and programs, as
well as other innovative academic opportunities for students,
including four themed academies at Albany High