The Bethel Park High School Chapter of Quill and Scroll, the International Honor Society for High School Journalists, inducted 15 new members on May 22, 2018.
Inducted this year were seniors Gavin Campbell, Danica Moody and Amber Schnupp; juniors Maria Cerro, Nicholas Guimond, Korey Hajduk, Angeline Lorenz, Alex Mullen, Mikaela Narr and Victoria Slawinski; and sophomores Juliana Carbone, Katherine Crooks, Lauren Mullen, Grace Regan and Brady Stallings.
These students were recognized for their work on the school’s Hawk Eye online newspaper, Beacon yearbook, Black Hawk TV station and Vernissage literary magazine and selected by the advisers of those activities for induction.
The students received pins and certificates as part of their induction.
Also receiving special recognition for his efforts was freshman Logan Wright.
The Quill and Scroll International Honor Society for High School Journalists was organized in 1926 at the University of Iowa by renowned pollster George H. Gallup and a group of high school advisers for the purchase of encouraging and recognizing individual student achievement in journalism and academics. The Bethel Park High School Chapter was established in 1947.
Bethel Park Student Advisers are John Allemang, Hawk Eye and Beacon; Brad Kszastowski, Black Hawk TV and Charles Youngs, Vernissage. In addressing the audience, Mr. Allemang said that the 2017-2018 Hawk Eye staff was "the best group of journalists" he has had during his tenure as the paper's Adviser. Mr. Kszastowski shared that the Black Hawk TV staff was the largest he's had in his five years as serving as the station's Adviser. Mr. Youngs called Vernissage a "stunning magazine" filled with arts, poems and a short story, and credited Danica Moody's efforts as Editor to solicit quality work for inclusion in this year's magazine.
Charles Youngs serves as Bethel Park’s Quill and Scroll Chapter Coordinator.
Delivering the Keynote Speech about the importance of community journalism was Harry Funk, writer for The Almanac and Observer-Reporter publications, who heralded the work of community newspapers for their continued commitment to telling the important stories of local communities. Mr. Funk encouraged the students to keep their skills evolving and stressed the importance of accuracy.
Congratulations to this year's inductees!