MADISON – At its the latest conference and levels of competition, Alabama Scholastic Push Association honored the personnel of “Patriot Pages” web-site and “The Eclectic” literary magazine with to start with-place honors.
The University of Alabama hosted the conference.
“We mailed in our entries simply because we have a substitute trainer and bus driver scarcity in Madison Metropolis Educational institutions. It has been a obstacle to organize subject excursions on a tight funds this year,” Brandy Panagos mentioned.
“Our system just cannot pay for a constitution bus although also publishing a 300-web page literary journal. We hope to attend meeting workshops and contend in the in-person compose-off competitions upcoming year,” Panagos stated. Panagos teaches artistic creating, multimedia design and multimedia publications.
In on-line opinions, judges assessed students’ “quality and frequency of articles, photography, graphics, films, infographics and podcasts. Two of our seniors submitted portfolios of their editorial and aspect producing,” Panagos reported.
This calendar year, about 85 pupils have contributed operate to “Patriot Pages” in regular content, graphics or multimedia. Prime pupil contributors and leaders are Emily Duong, Madison Tanner, Carmen Hunderman, Grace Sanders, Thomas Sigler, Eric Pleasure, Matthew Pimmel, Olivia Lekas and Katie Dougherty.
Additional congratulations are due to Madison Tanner for profitable the “Bailey Thomson Award for Editorial Crafting,” offered to a single outstanding senior in the condition. “Madison Tanner researches her matters deeply, and she writes about her subjects with maturity and nuance,” Panagos reported. Madison’s subjects have ranged from Bob Jones students’ concerns to political pieces.
The award engenders Bailey Thomson, a outstanding Alabama journalist whose writing advocated for Alabamians’ each day issues and constitutional reform. Thomson wrote for “The Huntsville Times” and other newspapers and taught journalism at the University of Alabama.
“When you have pupils on workers who post much more than they are expected to post and ‘just for fun,’ you know you have a excellent team,” Panagos said. Bob Jones also has a number of podcast teams and some students who take pleasure in building information deals, on-digicam interviews and photographing or drawing digital, editorial cartoons. “It aids to have these other forms of storytelling.”
As Bob Jones’ literary and arts magazine, “The Eclectic” showcases 100-in addition students’ tips, together with fiction/nonfiction, poetry, phase/monitor, comics, art and pictures. Multimedia, like brief films or interactive functions, is accessed by QR codes.
“The literary magazine’s topic was ‘fate.’ College students did a stellar position with the two format style and design and the material,” Panagos explained. Scholar leaders have been Danica Vu, Emily Duong, Katie Tanner, Madison Tanner, Joe Williams, Baraka Busambwa, Christine Pham, Quinn Powell and Sam Krueger.
“Student publications are essential because learners find out to imagine about the earth in which they dwell. They discover to analysis and evaluate their sources, perform interviews and experiment with distinct kinds of expressing themselves,” Panagos claimed.
“Students who are sometimes reluctant to develop are a lot more determined when they are crafting for authentic audiences. I have learners who submit further things, with out it getting for a quality, usually,” Panagos stated.
“Maybe it is just to share their interests with many others, like Emily Duong’s 5,000-term review of a K-pop concert,” she claimed. “Maybe it is to encourage other matters that they’re included with at Bob Jones, like Thomas Sigler’s marketing of our drama department’s gatherings or Morgan Walker’s coverage of the inaugural year of girls’ flag football or Chyanne Smith’s coverage of girls’ golf.”
“If I ask if any person would like to make an infographic or gif animation to promote homecoming ticket income, I have pupils like Grace Sanders who will e-mail me one thing that day. When learners are contributing content material ‘just for pleasurable,’ I know it will be a great year for us at the opposition,” Panagos claimed.