Meet the Press – Year 9 Sport Journalists Interview Upcoming Star
At the end of March, Mrs Naomi Tsvirko and Mr Troy Stanley’s elective Year 9 Sports Journalism classes held a mock press conference in the Old Boys Lecture Theatre with Old Boy Basketball superstar Makuach Maluach (ON 2016). While a student at Newington, Makuach had a distinguished Basketball career and in his final year was a member of the AAGPS Championship winning 1sts in addition to receiving a number of representative honours including playing as a member for the Australian team, the NSW Pacific Games team, the NSWCIS team and for the AAGPS Basketball 1sts team.
The boys asked Makuach a series of prepared questions about his Basketball journey at Newington as well as his future plans to attend university in the USA and play College Basketball. The boys in the ‘press gallery’ were keen to gather enough information to the take back to their news teams to mock up a news article. Zack McGeechan (9/PR), Thomas Maka (9/KL), Jack Haydon (9/PR), Quentin Lemoto (9/LE), Will Maley (9/KL), Harrison Henson (9/FL) and Peter Phillips (9/JN) collaborated on the following piece in The Newington Morning Herald.