Archive for September 17, 2010
This from Ashley Brown, published in Grady High’s The Southerner newspaper (hat tip to Grady’s Carrie MacBrien for sharing):
For the fifth time in the past six years and for the third year in a row, The Southerner has earned the George H. Gallup Award, the highest honor presented by the Quill and Scroll International Society for High School Journalists.
“The Southerner is what many high school newspapers strive to be,” the judge wrote to the staff of The Southerner. “It isn’t perfect, but it makes every effort to be perfect, something that’s apparent to its readers. It takes a lot to fill a 20-page paper, especially in high school, so everyone involved in [the 2009-2010] publication [year] should be proud of their work … It’s safe to say The Southerner will continue to serve its readers well, and be an example of what a high school newspaper can and should be for years to come.”
The judge also praised The Southerner’s breadth of coverage.
For years students and educators alike have passed through the halls of John Wesley Dobbs Elementary without making a connection to the man for whom their school was named — until Friday. Dobbs’ daughter, June Dobbs Butts, and niece, Juliette Dobbs Blackburn-Beamon, appeared at the school as part of The HistoryMakers project. Dobbs was one of six schools around APS to welcome guests who provided educational and entertainment oral histories. This particular program is part of a nationwide back-to-school effort from the organization.