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Award-Winning Student Newspaper Needs Camera

The cost of SONY DSCH1 CYBER-SHOT DIGITAL STILL CAMERA is $555, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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For years, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. High School on Manhattan's Upper West Side was known as "horror high." After a violent school shooting in 2001, the school was broken up into small, specialized schools. My high school, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. High School for Law, Advocacy and Community Justice, was formed in 2002. With 87 percent of the students qualifying for free lunch and many students below level in reading and mathematics, getting students to embrace learning and coming to school has been a challenge. Last year, I created a school newspaper with the work of a handful of dedicated students. We produced three issues -- one of which was mentioned in an article by The New York Times. The students shined in this new endeavor and loved seeing their name in print. For once, they were excited about reading, writing and researching. This year, with the assistance of my principal, I created a Journalism elective for students, where they work on the newspaper and learn the principals of journalism. Last month, the newspaper was ranked nationally by the National Scholastic Press Association. Right now, the biggest challenge the newspaper faces is getting good, quality photographs. We are currently using only one camera that does not allow us to get good sports action shots or anything requiring a zoom lens. I am requesting a Sony digital camera to help support the photography component of the newspaper. With the camera, students will be able to learn about photography and get hands-on experience taking professional photographs. With your support, I am confident the newspaper can be ranked first next year and for years to come!

Ms. Gionti
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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SONY DSCH1 CYBER-SHOT DIGITAL STILL CAMERA -- Sony Digital Cameras; Cyber-shot DSC-H1 Digital Still Camera • Quill Corporation $399.99 1 $399.99

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