Woodland Yearbook Adviser Receives National Recognition
Woodland Yearbook Adviser Receives National Award
Posted on 01/26/2017
Andrew Young

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.