More than 15 high school journalism programs from across the city were honored Tuesday in a ceremony at the National Constitution Center. Among them were five Northeast schools.
The event was the closing ceremony for Prime Movers, a program designed to bring journalism to the high school level, getting students involved in writing, photography, broadcast and other forms of media.
Students and faculty advisers from Lincoln High School, Frankford High School, Washington High School, Fels High School and Swenson Arts & Technology were honored for their work this year, which included producing newspapers, radio shows and online publications.
All of the Northeast schools created online publications:
On a personal note, as the editor of NEast Philly, I had the honor this semester of helping the students at Washington High School create their online paper. The small, dedicated group of students came a long way, and in a few short months, wrote 50 articles. They tackled student issues like cheating, cultural issues like St. Patty’s Day, and even produced an animated cartoon.
Watch the video below to see GWHS student Timothy Penglase give his speech. Penglase was one of four students in the citywide program who were asked to share their reflections on their experience with Prime Movers.