CAS Undergraduate Avalon Middleton Spends Time with Oprah
Thursday, February 3, 2011
USD Vista -- USD student Avalon Middleton was chosen to attend a special taping of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and came away with far more than she ever expected. As a sophomore double majoring in English and theater, Middleton was part of a group of 302 viewers selected to visit Australia with Oprah. The trip, Oprah's Ultimate Australian Adventure, was from Dec. 5 to 15, 2010, and included eight days of sightseeing and two days of travel.
In September of last year, Middleton's mom, Priscilla Nelson, was browsing the Oprah website and discovered the Ultimate Viewer essay contest. The contest asked participants to write about why they, or someone they knew, was an Ultimate Viewer. Middleton's mom shared the story of how the two of them had watched Oprah together for a long time, saying it was something they had bonded over. She also shared how Middleton started a club at her high school called Teenagers Against Prejudice after watching an "Oprah" episode on bullying. (Full Story)