COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 15

April 1, 2008

ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE/SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Linda M. Wallinger

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Nominations for the 2008 National High School Journalism Teacher Awards Program

 

The Dow Jones Newspaper Fund, Inc., that sponsors the National High School Journalism Teacher Awards Program is seeking nominations for the 2008 National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year and four Distinguished Advisers. This program identifies outstanding high school journalism teachers with three years experience who have done exemplary work in the 2007-2008 academic school year.

 

The winning teacher will receive a laptop computer and software and will be a featured speaker through the 2007-2008 school year at newspaper industry and journalism education conferences. A student at the school of the national winner will receive a $1,000 college scholarship to study news-editorial journalism. Students of the four Distinguished Advisers also will receive $500 scholarships to study news-editorial journalism.

 

Nomination forms are available at: https://www.newspaperfund.org/ on the Teacher of the Year page. Applications and supporting materials must be postmarked by July 1, 2008.

 

For additional information, please contact Tracy Fair Robertson, English coordinator, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, by e-mail at Tracy.Robertson@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 371-7585.

 

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