At Youth Journalism International's Connecticut headquarters, we like to have a little fun when we're not churning out the news. On Saturday, we had a little get-together to welcome our new student from Tunisia, 17-year-old Ameni Mathlouthi. She is attending high school in Connecticut this year as an exchange student and has already written a piece for Youth Journalism International about her role in the Tunisian revolution a year ago. Students who took part in this rough assignment, which involved consuming chocolate cake, pizza, clementines, chips and cider, are shown in the photo above. From left: Gabi Smith-Rosario, Kiernan Majerus-Collins, Mary Majerus-Collins, Erez Bittan, Ameni Mathlouthi and in front, Yelena Samofalova. All are students at Hall High School in West Hartford.
Jessica Elsayed, a YJI reporter from Alexandria, Egypt, who is now studying at Denison University, took part in the party via Skype, talking with everyone. In the photo below, Ameni talks with Jessica.