Adviser Update Adviser Update Spring 2017 - Page 17

NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL JOURNALISM TEACHER OF THE YEAR 2017 APPLY NOW FOR THE 2017 TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARDS The Columbia Scholastic Press Association, the Dow Jones News Fund, the Poynter Institute and The Wall Street Journal will select one National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year based on their work during the 2016- 2017 academic year. CSPA has created an online application to collect the information needed to select the National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year. http://bit.ly/NHSJTOY HOW TO APPLY Deadline July 21, 2017 We are seeking high school journalism teachers and media advisers with at least three years’ experience who have been honored as lifetime achievement, state or regional winners by local, state and regional groups. Professional media and press associations are invited to forward candidates from their competitions. Applications must be submitted online. For forms and additional information, visit: http://bit.ly/NHSJTOY Along with the Teacher of the Year, an additional eight (8) high school journalism teachers and media advisers will be named Distinguished Advisers and Special Recognition Advisers. TEACHER OF THE YEAR BENEFITS: • a plaque commemorating their achievement; • a laptop computer for their newsroom; • a district substitute teacher per diem; • a $1,000 scholarship for a graduating senior from the Teacher of the Year’s school; • a year of free webinars from the Poynter Institute; and • a digital subscription to The Wall Street Journal. DISTINGUISHED ADVISERS WILL WIN: • a $500 scholarship for a senior in their school; • a free webinar from the Poynter Institute; and • a digital subscription to The Wall Street Journal. Each Special Recognition Adviser receives a plaque and a digital subscription to The Wall Street Journal. The 2016 Dow Jones News Fund Teacher of the Year award recipients at the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention in Indianapolis. From left: Teresa Scribner, Cleveland High School, Seattle; Jami Williams, Mexico (Missouri) High School; Lori Keekley, St. Louis Park (Minnesota) High School; Leslie Shipp, Johnston (Iowa) High School; Cherié Burgett, Staley High School, Kansas City, Missouri and Dave Riggs, Wenatchee (Washington) High School.