Bagpiper student newspaper earns Hoosier Star award for third consecutive year

Members of the Floyd Central Bagpiper newspaper staff who attended the annual convention of the Indiana High School Press Association at Franklin College on Oct. 19, 2012 include: junior Ashley Vance, junior Bekah Landers, junior Meghan Poff, senior Danielle Rehor, senior Grace Runkel, senior Anna Boone, 2012 graduate Darian Eswine, and junior Claire Defrancisci, along with adviser Jim Lang. The Bagpiper was named a Hoosier Star newspaper based on work published in the 2011-12 school year.

The Floyd Central High School student newspaper, The Bagpiper, earned Indiana’s highest honor at the annual convention of the Indiana High School Press Association on Friday, Oct. 19 at Franklin College, as it was named an IHSPA Hoosier Star Newspaper for the third year in a row.

Additionally, The Bagpiper won first-place in the state in Civic Journalism and Community Journalism for coverage last year of Southern Indiana tornado damage and educational issues.

Individual journalism students were also honored for their work published last school year and for their entries in a variety of on-site competitions. The FC yearbook, The Bartizan, was also honored at the convention.

For a complete list of Floyd Central journalism students honored at the IHSPA convention, please click here.


About James E. Lang

I'm a high school journalism and English teacher at Floyd Central High School in Southern Indiana. My interests include reading, writing, literacy, politics, the media, issues of faith, and IU basketball...basically, I'll blog about anything and everything. I'm an independent thinker. I respect all viewpoints and opinions and value reasonable discourse and learning about others. I have been a proud public school educator all of my life. The purpose of my blog is to support scholastic journalism, promote literacy and civic engagement, and explore the social, political, and policy issues impacting education.

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