McIntosh’s Bushmire named GSPA Student Ambassador

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Rebekah Bushmire, a McIntosh High junior, has been named a Georgia Scholastic Press Association Student Ambassador for the 2022-2023 school year.

Rebekah Bushmire’s passion for journalism has earned her a leadership opportunity. Bushmire, a McIntosh High junior and Editor-in-Chief of the McIntosh Trail and the Managing Editor of the Legend Yearbook, has been named a Georgia Scholastic Press Association Student Ambassador for the 2022-2023 school year.

Bushmire is one of just seven student journalists from across the state selected, and she is the only representative from Fayette County.

She views it as an opportunity to fight for journalism and build professional connections.

“It’s an opportunity to be an advocate for student-journalism. I applied because it is allowing students a chance to have their input considered and valued on bigger decisions like the GSPA Fall Conference,” said Bushmire. “It allows students like myself the opportunity to suggest different ideas and projects that could help other student journalists better their programs. I’m hoping to help make some choices about conferences.”

Her student media adviser Shanon Woolf is not surprised to see Bushmire recognized.

“Bekah has been a strong leader since she was a freshman,” said Woolf. “She is a multi-talented journalist, whether its video, writing, or photography, and with her background as part of the New Voices Georgia initiative, she’s incredibly well-versed in the rights of student journalists. I am proud of the work she puts in and the stories she helps tell.”

GSPA Student Ambassadors promote the organization in their schools and communities, strengthening communication between their media programs and GSPA.