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EDUCATION

American University (AU), Washington D.C., Class of 2017

Major: BA, Journalism; Minor: Political Science

3.98 GPA

Honors: Patriot League Honor Roll Member, University Honors Program Member, Dean’s List, AU Honors and Scholars Award for Outstanding Leadership in the AU Community

High School: Green Hope High School, Cary, NC, Class of 2013

 

EXPERIENCE

Journalism Experience

**Collegiate Contributor, AOLSports.com, March 2015-Present**
-Write sports articles as a member of the College Contributor Network at AOLSports.com
-Cover events ranging from college basketball to professional cycling for College Contributor Network

**Editor-in-Chief, The Eagle, April 2015-Present**

-Lead a staff of over 30 writers and editors to produce online daily content for the newspaper website and produce two print editions each semester
-Work with the business manager to secure advertising for the Eagle and manage the budget
-Serve as the final editor for every story published by the Eagle

**Collegiate Correspondent, USA Today, May 2015-Present**

-Pitch two original stories each week to the Managing Editors of USA Today College
-Conduct interviews and research topics to complete weekly articles
-Participate in weekly conference calls with members of the USA Today team


**Sports Editor, The Eagle, August 2014 – April 2015**

-Cover an American University athletic event per week
-Edit 3-4 game stories per week from contributing sports writers on the staff

**Staff Writer, The Eagle, February 2014-Present**

-Report on weekly AU athletic events

**Correspondent, Raleigh News and Observer, 2013- Circulation 143,599**

-Reported on high school athletic events on deadline

 
Other Experience

**Member, Varsity Swim Team, American University, August 2013- Present**

- Compete in 8-10 competitions from October through February
-Commit over 20 hours per week to swimming, running and weight training
-Honored as a team award winner, 2015, 2016

**Committee Chair, AU School of Communication Ambassador, August 2014-Present**

-Mentor eight American University freshman Communication students
-Contribute to the planning and execution "SOC Week" each year for AU
-Attend prospective student meetings and talk to high school seniors who are interested in AU

**Team USA Triathlon World Championship Team Member, August 2013-Present**

Shannon M. Scovel 

American University- Washington, D.C. 

ss9494b@student.american.edu 


Shannon Scovel

ss9494b@student.american.edu