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Maria Wilcher listed as 2023’s up-and-coming storytellers under 20

Maria Wilcher


Maria Witcher, 16

Maria Witcher is a junior at Cass Technical High School in Detroit, Michigan. She attended the 2023 Summer Academy in Boston and helped produce a story on Boston’s Center for Teen Empowerment, an organization that works with teens to help them address issues in their community. She is also on the 2023-24 Student Advisory Team. Maria also spoke on a student panel at the 2023 National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan where she and other SRL alums talked about their experiences with student journalism and how it has been a powerful force in their lives. This year she was also a summer apprentice with the Detroit Free Press.