Public relations students from West Virginia University’s P.I. Reed School of Journalism will be getting a lesson in history as they capture the stories of more than 20 veterans over the next three days.
This month’s recording sessions are part of the Take a Veteran to School Day program, which was announced by Sen. Jay Rockefeller on Monday. The fifth annual event, which runs from Nov. 7-15, links veterans and students in high schools throughout the state and gives veterans a chance to share their experiences with a younger generation.
School of Journalism students will visit six of the 15 schools participating in the program: Martinsburg High School, Nicholas County High School, Morgantown High School, East Fairmont High School, South Charleston High School, and Buckhannon-Upshur High School. The students will lead efforts to interview participating veterans about their wartime experiences for official submission to the Library of Congress. Five students from the School’s public relations capstone course and seven volunteers from a public relations introductory course will record and document the interviews.