Jade Webster has been accepted into the Youth Olympic Reporters Program in China this summer.
The Cayman Islands Olympic Committee announced that Webster, a 22-year-old budding journalist, has been selected into the program for the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games.
She is one of 31 youngsters worldwide to be selected by the Continental Associations of National Olympic Committees through a rigorous process. Representing each of the five continents, all are between 18 and 24 years old.
The young reporters will be offered intensive classes and field training in written, photographic, television, radio and new media reporting of sport throughout the Youth Olympic Games by professional trainers and seasoned journalists who will act as mentors and coaches.
“As a young journalist, this program will open many doors and provide me with the knowledge I need to excel in the field,” Webster said. “But it will also challenge me to try something I’ve never done before, report on sports.”
Webster was awarded the Rod Hansen WestStar Communications Scholarship in 2009. She graduated from the University of South Florida last year where she earned her bachelor of arts degree in broadcast news.
She received high marks throughout her studies and finished impressively with a 4.0 GPA for her final semester.
Webster graduated in the top 10 percent of her class and was inducted into Kappa Tau Alpha, a national journalism honors society.
“I’m honored to have been chosen to represent not only the Cayman Islands, but the Americas as well,” Webster said.
The Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games run from Aug. 16 to 28. Cayman will send six athletes.