Woodland Jr. High yearbook adviser Andrew Young has been honored by The Journalism Education Association as one of ten scholastic media advisers to receive its 2017 Rising Star Award.
Young is in his third year as the Woodland yearbook adviser, and his yearbook staff members have been recognized in the JEA Middle School/Jr. High Media Contest and two Walworth Gallery of Excellence Awards.
The award honors advisers of student media who have completed five or
fewer years of advising and show exceptional promise as an adviser and
in service to the profession.
“Since its beginning in 2005, this award has become one of our most
popular and competitive,” Casey Nichols, JEA Awards Committee chair,
said. “Many former recipients are involved in state and regional
organizations as leaders, have advised award-winning publications, and
show great promise in leading our profession into the future.”
This year’s recipients will be honored April 8 at the
JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention in Seattle.