Melanie Jones

Melanie Jones
  • Wheaton, IL
  • Wheaton North High School

I have spent most of my high school career finding ways to create spaces that open conversations about race. I have grown as a leader, activist, and student by putting myself in a position that promotes inclusivity. I want to use my experiences to continue to “be more” and connect with people through journalism by exploring the importance of the truth.

Pursuing higher education gives me the opportunity to create connections, and one thing that connects people is the truth. Regardless of culture, race, and language, people always need the truth. I want a better understanding of how people consume media, the different ways that people read and understand the news, and how that can impact reporting. I want to help people to understand more, listen more, be more than what’s expected, while always reminding myself that I am MORE THAN ENOUGH.

Scholarships Awarded: 2020 Communicorp See What's More Scholarship