Rouse High School Junior Anastasiia Grygorieva is one of 28 students selected from a nationwide pool of applicants to join PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs (SRL) for its ninth annual summer academy this June. 

“Anastasiia is innovative, collaborative, and a vital part of Raider Rumbler Media; she’s been developing her distinctive filmmaking style over the last three years in Rouse’s AV program,” CTE AV Graphic Design Teacher Trina Moore said. “It’s exciting to see her career path open up on the national level — I am very proud of her!”

This week of intensive journalism and storytelling training will be held at Emerson College’s Department of Visual and Media Arts. Participants will work with professional journalists to produce video reports about issues facing young people today.

Grygorieva’s love for film and cinematography has grown over the past three years as she has taken multiple CTE AV classes, allowing her to improve her skills in producing, team collaboration and problem-solving. 

“For a long time I was unsure of what I wanted to do in my future but thanks to taking AV I finally feel very connected to film and know that it’s something I want to pursue,” Grygorieva said. “I was able to learn and improve so much throughout the year and I think going to PBS SRL will serve as a great way to further strengthen my teamwork skills as well as learn more about journalism.”

She has already submitted a documentary piece about Interstellar BBQ to the SRL Food, Culture and Community competition and has participated in SRL’s rapid responses.