High School Journalist of the Year winners announced

Judges selected Lauren Stepp of West Henderson (Hendersonville) High as the 2014 N.C. High School Journalist of the Year. Stepp will receive the $2,000 Rachel Rivers-Coffey Journalism Scholarship and represent North Carolina in the national JEA Journalist of the Year competition.

The two alternates are Murphy Grant of First Flight High in Kill Devil Hills and Hannah Lieberman of East Mecklenburg High in Charlotte. They will receive a $500 Rivers-Coffey Journalism Scholarship.

Honorable mentions were given to José Valle of First Flight High and Allison DeJong of Northwood High in Pittsboro. Read more about the competition here.

The North Carolina Scholastic Media Association (NCSMA) serves scholastic journalism and works for its advancement. Member schools include middle and high schools from across the state.

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N.C. adviser named JEA Yearbook Adviser of the Year

Brenda Gorsuch, adviser at West Henderson High School, was named the 2013 National Yearbook Adviser of the Year (photo by Sarah Littauer, photo editor of the Westwind). She’s the first N.C. adviser to win this award. Read more about it here.



Common Core and scholastic journalism

N.C. Scholastic Media Advisers Association members have prepared this presentation illustrating how easily Common Core standards may be applied to high school journalism classes.

Honors Journalism course materials

Thinking of developing an honors journalism course? Take advantage of North Carolina curricular materials collected for you here.