BlackToppers Story

My final "test" at the paper was to create a photo essay and written story on the BlackTop Basketball League, an inner-city basketball league that aims to keep kids in the Reading, PA, area active and out of trouble during the summer. Over the course of several days, I spent hours out at City Park in Reading interviewing parents, coaches, and children, as well as taking photos to put together a story.

This was the first time I had ever written a news article outside of my journalism class, and I'm pretty proud of it. And the fact that the paper gave me two whole pages on my last day for this story.... was pretty exciting.