Summit Public Schools students have the opportunity to enroll in two Expeditions classes per year. These immersive elective classes meet four times a year for two-week cycles. For the 2019-20 school year, the journalism class is being offered at five sites: Summit Tahoma, Summit Rainier, Summit Prep, Summit Shasta and Summit Denali. We have reporters working hard to cover the rest of our SPS campuses in California, including a guest columnist at K2!
Summit News won six awards at the 2020 Journalism Education Association of Northern California annual contest (see the full list of winners here).
The 2020 award-winning stories included:
*Breaking news: Coverage of the Summit board meeting following the closure of Rainier
*News video: This piece from Nethan, Kyle and Max about the bomb threat near Oak Grove
*Column writing: Ben Alexander from Shasta won third place
*Review writing: Mikey Mac Callum won FIRST place for his take down of the “The Joker”
After four years as adviser, Elizabeth DeOrnellas is moving on to a new job at the completion of the 2019-20 school year. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here is a video retrospective of her tenure at Summit News:
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