WSKG ASKS: Who's Your Champion?


As part of WSKG’s program on graduation, we want to hear about the person, place, program, or support that is helping you be successful in school. Introduce us to your champion! (Submit your own stories in the form below.)

Champions go by many titles: teacher, coach, neighbor, friend, boss, classmate, or parent… Just to name a few!

Recent graduates are also welcome! If you could have held the microphone on graduation day, who is the person you would most like to thank?

If you’re sharing on social media, use the hashtag #UpstateGrad.

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What we’re looking for

Stories and anecdotes from children, teens, and young adults
Creative ways of thanking your champion
Celebrating someone who helps (or helped) you be successful in school

Write a poem about your experience. Instagram a selfie with your champion, commenting how she helps you. Record a cell phone video interview and email it. Draw a comic about how your champion saved your 6th grade year. Write a thank you letter and mail it to us.

It’s your story. You decide how to tell it!


What you’ll receive

WSKG will select thoughtful and interesting submissions to feature in the American Graduate project. If your submission in selected, you will be invited to WSKG Studios in Vestal, NY and build a media piece around your submission. This may include recording an audio spot, filming an interview, creating a web graphic, or something else that best compliments your submission.

Selected students will:

  • Learn in WSKG’s Youth Media Lab
  • Create alongside our producers
  • Publish Champion story on WSKG platforms
  • Receive a gift card in appreciation


Tag your story #UpstateGrad, fill out the form, and share it any of the following ways:

Email Facebook | Instagram | Mail | Twitter

We will accept stories on a rolling basis from December 1, 2015 through January 27, 2016.  For more information contact Annie Cartie at 

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