Casey Fahrer has been selected to represent Bellmore-Merrick as a National Youth Correspondent to the 2019 Washington Journalism and Media Conference at George Mason University from July 14-19.

The program is open to 10th- and 11th-grade students who study journalism and media literacy in some aspect.

“Casey was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in journalism and media studies,” as stated in the acceptance letter.

Fahrer, 16, has been a member of the Bellmore-Merrick Broadcasting program, which is housed at Mepham High School, since they recruited their first “official” cohort for the 2016-17 school year.

“I have been sportscasting several games and feel most comfortable in that area of broadcasting,” Fahrer said. “It’s definitely something I want to pursue in college and beyond.”

He is now a junior taking Broadcasting III as well as AP Language, AP American History, College Media and College Photography.

“This is an outstanding opportunity to Casey. He’s likely to learn so much in the process and make a ton of new friends from around the country,” explained Mary Donnelly, a district English chairperson.