Two SAHS teachers honored at national journalism convention

November 21, 2017
Teachers holding award certificates

Stillwater Area High School teachers Laurie Hansen and Rachel Steil were honored at the National Scholastic Press Association Convention in Dallas. Hansen, who teaches language arts and yearbook, was the recipient of the Journalism Education Association Master Journalism Educator award. In order to earn the certification, she had to show evidence of advising and teaching for at least five years, taking the Master Journalism Educator exam, and completing a project to show her journalism expertise. Her final project was a magazine article on anniversary yearbooks.

Steil, who teaches language arts and newspaper, earned her Journalism Education Association Certified Journalism Educator certification as well. She had to demonstrate at least five years of teaching/advising and take an exam on journalistic writing, editing, graphics, design, and legal and ethical considerations.