William Wehmer is the new summer intern at the Webster County Citizen.
He is the son of Citizen owner and publisher Dan Wehmer and will be a part of the newspaper’s staff throughout May, June, July and early August.
His focus will be developing the Citizen’s video presence on social media and its website.
He also will be involved in advertising sales and feature news writing.
The younger Wehmer, 17, will be a senior this fall at Hillcrest High School in Springfield, where he recently was named the news director for HTV, which is the longest student-produced broadcast journalism program in the nation with the most awards and titles since its inception more than three decades ago.
He also is the editor for the school’s newspaper, The Hillcrest Herald, and he helps run the online podcast for the school, called “Bay 11.”
This year, HTV won the Sweepstakes Award from the Academy for Scholastic Broadcasting (ASB) and won Best News Program for HTV and Best Of Show for Bay 11.
Academically, Wehmer is in the top 10 percent of his graduating class of 2021 at Hillcrest High School, has earned three academic letters and has maintained a weighted grade-point average of 4.8 on a 4.0 scale.
News story or video ideas can be given to him via call or text at 417-300-2188.