S: THE WASHINGTON JOURNALISM AND MEDIA CONFERENCE - 2011
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1: Day 1 July 10, 2011 | Mom, dad, and I set off for Fairfax, Virginia for me to start my week at George Mason for WJMC! | Mine and Alex's dorm for the week!
2: DAY 2 JULY 11, 2011 | Our first scheduled event of the week was to visit the Newseum, a museum devoted to news and media. | Sam Valentin goofing off.
3: Newspaper headlines in the 9/11 exhibit. | The antenna from the top of the World Trade Center's North Tower. | Survivor wall messages from Hurricane Katrina.
4: A recovered doll from New Orleans. | A helicopter hanging in the Newseum lobby.
5: A section of the Berlin Wall. | Close-up of the North Tower's antenna. | Camera artifacts from the only journalist killed on 9/11.
6: Close-up of the Berlin Wall. | Berlin Wall observation tower. | Ally Sapirman, Valarie Timms, Laticia Johnson, Gabi Retcho, Michaela Arenius, me, and Sam Valentin in the observation tower.
8: The museum's elevator shaft. | Michaela and Valarie relaxing. | Dinner with Valarie Timms, Jamie Bergey, and Michaela Arenius
9: That evening, after our concurrent sessions, Valarie and I had fun on campus before returning to our rooms!
10: DAY 3 JULy 12, 2011 | On our third day, we traveled to the city to eat lunch and hear speakers at the National Press Club.
11: Emily Dill, Jamie Bergey and Michaela Arenius at the National Press Club. | Today Show correspondent Chuck Todd speaking. | Hoda Kotb ready to speak! | I had the honor of asking Hoda a question when she spoke to us!
12: Hoda was kind enough to meet with people afterward and autograph their books, including mine and Valarie's!
13: After dinner, we traveled into the city again for a moonlight monument tour. | Beki Rosenman, Devin Bradley, Valarie Timms, and Michaela Arenius having fun at dinner. | We traveled to the White House, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Korean War Memorial.
14: Hanging out at the Lincoln Memorial with Michaela Arenius, Emily Dill, and Jamie Bergey!
15: Me with Jessie Stulik at the Korean War Memorial. | DAY 4 JULY 13, 2011 | We traveled to the city where they gave us a few hours of free time to see the sights around the city.
16: A group of us ate lunch at the National Air and Space Museum. After lunch, one group went on a bus to the Holocaust Museum while a few of us stayed back to walk around the city.
18: We walked over to the Sculpture Garden at the National Gallery of Art, where we relaxed until a freak storm occurred, which Valarie and I dubbed as "Hurricane Timm." | Valarie Timms and Emily Dill at the Sculpture Garden.
19: Me with Michaela Arenius, Valarie Timms, and Autumn Trent at the fountain. | Autumn Trent, Jamie Bergey, and Valarie Timms following the storm.
20: Due to the storm, we were allowed to dress casual for the speakers at George Mason that evening. | Dean Andrew Flagel speaking. | Patrick Wright, Resita Cox, Laticia Johnson | DAY 5 JULY 14, 2011
21: We traveled into the city on our last full day to spend a few hours on our own for lunch at Union Station before getting our group photo taken at the Capitol.
22: The interior of Union Station. | Gift shop bobbleheads! | Valarie before her congressional meeting. | After dropping Jamie and Valarie off at the Hart Senate Office Building, Michaela and I roamed around the city ourselves for a few hours.
23: U.S. Capitol Building | Library of Congress
26: Washington Journalism & Media Conference Capitol Hill Photo - 2011 | After our free time in the city, we traveled back to the George Mason campus where we got ready for the gala.
27: Michaela Arenius | Courteney Gantt and Autumn Trent | Devin Bradley and Beki Rosenman | Me, Chelsea Tyson and Michaela Arenius | Jamie Bergey, Courtney Gantt and Autumn Trent | Emily Dill and Michaela Arenius
28: Me, Autumn, Devin, Jamie, Audrey, Valarie, Michaela, Beki | Me, Autumn, Devin, Audrey, Valarie, Michaela, Jamie, Beki, Alex | Devin, Valarie, Beki, Anna | Devin, Valarie, Beki, Alex, Michaela
29: Spare change? | Anna Bruner | Beki Rosenman, Michaela Arenius, and Valarie Timms: "Cheers!" | Devin, me, Valarie, Beki
30: Jenga fun. | Gala ice sculpture. | Me and Jenna Welsh | WJMC Purple Group
31: DAY 6 - THE LAST DAY JULY 15, 2011 | On our final day, following our last speaker, I said goodbye to everyone before we all went our separate ways again. It was a week I'll never forget. | Michaela Arenius, Alex Rosenman, Beki Rosenman, me, Valarie Timms | Alex, Beki, Valarie | When my mom and dad came to pick me up, they surprised me by bringing Bubba along. We got a photo together at George Mason before leaving to go back to Pennsylvania.