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“Wildcat Rising Stars” New Media Student Development Program is an Atlanta Chapter program during the 16/17 school year where 2 students will be selected as paid blogger interns.  It revives the ‘old-school’ student reporter and transports any student or alumni to modern student life of being a Golden Wildcat.


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How it Works 

  • Get a Beat.’ Each blogger intern will be assigned a ‘beat’ – academic and/student life OR sports
  • Orientation. Bloggers will get an orientation to support their success with ideas and structure to make an effective internship.
  • Authenticity. Blogger topics within their ‘beat’ will be their own to reflect how Melrose students are living and thriving at Melrose today as well as challenges they face.
    • Bring current school happenings to life from a select group of topics
    • Post 2 stories/articles per month for publication on this site’s blog
    • Must be submitted on-time with relevant pictures and/or student interviews
  • Deadlines. Each Sunday afternoon by 5 p.m. (on their designated week, the student blogger will submit their blog to the Alumni editor.
  • Posting.  Each student will have guest access to post on the MelroseHS.com and post on alumni social media.
  • Special Events. Student bloggers will be invited to participate at special events with Melrose alumni.
  • Scholarships. Awarded at Class Day


Selection Process

  • via APPLICATION HERE by August 26
  • Finalists will interview week of September 5th
  • Orientation for selected individuals happens week of September 12th
  • Student bloggers start week of Septembe 19th

Student applicants:

  • Must have computer and/or access to computer