Partner Project Schools Announced for 2018 Program

Partner Project Schools Announced for 2018 Program

Instructor Michelle Balmeo leads the students of Willamina High School’s journalism program during the 2017 Partner Project on-site visit in Oregon.

The Journalism Education Association and National Scholastic Press Association have named Garfield County High School in Jordan, Montana, and St. Cloud (Florida) High School as its 2018 Partner Project schools.

Beth Lawrence advises yearbook and newspaper at Garfield, and Laura Fry advises newspaper at St. Cloud High School, where they also have yearbook and broadcasting programs. Both Lawrence and Fry are first-year advisers.

St. Cloud’s principal Nate Fancher and Garfield’s principal/superintendent Nate Olson are both enthusiastic supporters of the First Amendment and share a desire to see their programs grow.

Each school will benefit from an on-site visit next fall that will culminate in a free Saturday workshop for all area advisers and students. Both schools also will receive one free year of website hosting from School Newspapers Online along with a free one-hour training.

Six schools were named as recipients of a Partner Project virtual workshop. They are:

  • Palo Verde Valley High School, Blythe, California (Paula Johnson, adviser)
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, Lexington, Kentucky (Wendy Turner, CJE, adviser)
  • Presque Isle (Maine) High School, (Marcie Young, adviser)
  • Madison Shannon Palmer High School, Marks, Mississippi (Shenita Key, adviser)
  • Cody (Wyoming) Middle School (Stacey Skoric, adviser)
  • Souhegan High School, Amherst, New Hampshire (Adam Theriault, adviser)

Instructors for the Partner Project will be

  • Val Kibler, MJE, Harrisonburg (Virginia) High School
  • Michelle Balmeo, MJE, West Albany High School, Albany, Oregon
  • Brian Wilson, MJE, Palo Alto (California) High School
  • Kyle Carter, CJE, RIchland Jr./Sr. High School, Essex, Missouri
  • Margie Raper, MJE, Highland Park High School, Dallas
  • Ellen Austin, MJE, The Harker School, San Jose, California
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