Final 30 High School Students Chosen for CBC's News Day in B.C.


October 14, 2010 - More than 130 students auditioned over two days at the CBC Vancouver Broadcast Centre for a coveted spot as a 2010 News Day in B.C reporter and the final 30 have been chosen.

Students sat at the CBC news desk and were filmed as they pitched a story idea that was important to them. The final 30 were chosen based on creativity of their pitch, clarity of message and overall enthusiasm.

"As News Day in B.C. enters its third year, the ambition and enthusiasm of the students continues to grow," says Johnny Michel, managing director of CBC British Columbia. "It is amazing to hear the topics this generation feels compelled to shed light on."

The final 30 students are:
Tovi Borins, Magee Secondary School, Vancouver
Beth Bowers, Moscrop Secondary School, Burnaby
Viola Chen, Port Moody Secondary School, Port Moody
Carol Dou, Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School, Vancouver
Victoria Fawkes, Argyle Secondary School, Vancouver
Maria Fung, Little Flower Academy, Vancouver
Kelly Furey, St. Thomas More Collegiate, Burnaby
Calliandra Grekul, New Westminster Secondary School, New Westminster
Leslie Jahava, Langley Fine Arts School, Langley
Diyyinah Jamora, Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School, Vancouver
Shreya Khanna, Fleetwood Park Secondary School, Surrey
Chelsea Lee, Hugh Boyd Secondary School, Richmond
Juliette Levine, Mulgrave School, West Vancouver
Nancy Li, Seaquam Secondary School, Delta
Hobson Lin, Prince of Wales Secondary School, Vancouver
Zoe Luba, Seycove Secondary School, North Vancouver
Bronwyn McCarter, West Vancouver Secondary School, West Vancouver
Hafsa Mohamud, Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School, Vancouver
Baanu Murugiah, Sir Charles Tupper Secondary School, Vancouver
Shaaneabbas Nathu, Hugh Boyd Secondary School, Richmond
Haider Nayani, Port Moody Secondary School, Port Moody
Lisa Odland, Seycove Secondary School, North Vancouver
Miguel Ramos, St. Thomas More Collegiate, Burnaby
Douglas Scandrett, Elgin Park Secondary School, Surrey
Meghan Shields, Kitsilano Secondary School, Vancouver
Taryn Stikney, South Delta Secondary School, Delta
Laura Tsai, St. Johns School, Vancouver
Mamta Virk, John Oliver Secondary School, Vancouver
Xinia Wang, Richmond Secondary School, Richmond
Adam Zohar, Hugh Boyd Secondary School, Richmond     

Students will spend the next few weeks researching, writing, and putting together their stories for broadcast and print.

On November 18, stories will be heard on CBC Radio's The Early Edition, On The Coast and North by Northwest, seen on CBC News Vancouver at 5, 5:30 and 6, appear on throughout the day and in The Vancouver Sun. On radio and tv, students will co-host segments, report on original stories as well as report on sports and weather.

For more information on News Day in B.C., visit the website at, follow the hashtag #cbcnewsday on Twitter and join us on

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