SaraCagleAspiring journalist Sara Cagle, a senior at Hillcrest High School, will spend this summer working in the big leagues. She landed one of five high school internships at the Dallas Mornings News.

Here are more details from the Hillcrest journalism department:

Editor-in-Chief of The Hillcrest Hurricane, Hillcrest High School’s Sara Cagle was awarded one of five high school internships with the Dallas Morning News. This summer she will spend 10 weeks working in the Metro department, writing articles from spot news to light features every day.

“I’m just very proud to be the first Dallas ISD student to intern with the Dallas Morning News,” Cagle said. “I’ve learned so much about journalism from my four years at Hillcrest, and it’s great that it’s paying off not only for college, but for a head-start in the working world as well.”

Cagle applied to the internship in March, became a finalist out of more than 100 applicants, and was called in for an interview by assistant Metro Editor Selwyn Crawford. Soon after she received a call from Mr. Crawford with the job offer, and last month, she and the other four interns were announced at High School Journalism Day. Next fall, Cagle will study print and digital journalism at the University of Southern California.

“We could not be more proud of Sara and the journalist that she has become,” Hillcrest journalism adviser Lori Todd said. “I feel very strongly that Sara will be an incredible asset to the Dallas Morning News summer internship program. The DMN summer internship program chooses the best of the best and Sara belongs in that category. She has taken the small means provided for our journalism program – a computer and no funding – and turned our newspaper into one that can compete at the highest levels.”

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