The J&C magnet got some positive publicity from JCPS when it reported Ms. Palmer’s Rising Star award on their main web page.Read More
We have received word that newspaper and yearbook have placed in the WKU state competition. We are still waiting to hear about Manual AM and RedEye award results, but we expect good news. Awards will be presented at WKU on Friday, March 18. We will be gone all day to the awards ceremony (leave at 7:45 am and return at 4 pm) and will eat lunch at Cheney’s Dairy Barn in Bowling Green. We will also tour WKU’s journalism facilities.
The cost of the field trip is $20. Space on the bus is limited to 44. If parents are willing to drive other students, we will pay for their buffet lunch at Cheney’s Dairy Barn and waive their child’s field trip fee. We want to have a good time on the trip and celebrate the successes of some of the best work our magnet has ever done!
THIS TRIP IS AVAILABLE ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS. Print out the permission slip at the link below. You must hand in your permission slip fully filled out (parent signature and teacher signatures for red day) with the $20 (cash or check made out to Manual) all together to get a space on the bus. If you are being driven by a parent, please be ready to offer them some gas money and bring $15 to me for the food.Read More
Congratulations to the Crimson yearbook staff of 2009-2010 and their adviser, Ms. Palmer, for becoming finalists in both of the major national yearbook competitions for a second straight year. The Crimson is the only yearbook in Kentucky, and one of just a handful in the nation, to be on both the National Scholastic Press Association Pacemaker Finalist list and the Columbia Scholastic Press Association Crown list. This placement guarantees that Manual will take home the Pacemaker or the Pacemaker Finalist award from NSPA, and the Gold Crown or the Silver Crown from CSPA. Results will be announced in April and March, respectively.
In addition, the yearbook will be distributed to yearbook company representatives across the nation by the Herff Jones printing company, positioning Manual’s yearbook to serve as an example for other schools to follow.
We are also anticipating the 2010-2011 edition of the Crimson, which will be released in May – but will not enter contests until the following school year.
Congratulations to our hard-working and talented yearbook students!Read More
Congratulations to Ms. Elizabeth Palmer of the CMA department for winning a national journalism teaching award. The Journalism Education Association has awarded her the Rising Star Award, which comes with a plaque that will be presented to her at an awards banquet in Anaheim, California in April. JEA recognizes advisers with up to five years of experience who show promise as up-and-coming advisers.
Ms. Palmer is in her fourth year teaching journalism at Manual and has garnered a number of awards. During Ms. Palmer’s time as yearbook adviser, Manual’s yearbook has achieved a Gold Crown, granted by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, and a Pacemaker Finalist Award, granted by the National Scholastic Press Association. These awards were first earned of their kind for yearbooks in the state of Kentucky. She also won the WKU James L. Highland Media Adviser of the Year Award in 2009. Most recently, Manual’s 2010 yearbook made the finalist list for the upcoming Crown awards, which will be announced in March, and her multimedia class, which produces the news site Manualredeye.com, achieved an All-American rating from the National Scholastic Press Association, the highest possible rating from a critique.
“I am honored to receive the award,” said Ms. Palmer, “but I am more honored every day to teach the talented, hard-working, and fun-loving students I have in my classes. I enjoy the challenge of setting the bar higher each year to give the kids the most authentic media experience possible in high school.”
Ms. Palmer teaches yearbook, desktop publishing, multimedia, and photojournalism, and serves as the Kentucky director for the Journalism Education Association.Read More
Congratulations to the staff of the 2009-2010 Crimson yearbook for earning a Gold Medalist certificate from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association with a score of 968/1000!Read More
The 2010 Crimson yearbook (with the theme “Manifesto”) was named as a finalist for the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s Crown awards. Congratulations to the Crimson staff and adviser!Read More