The Orlando Times Awards Lake Minneola H.S. For Participating In School Newspaper Program
BY LOUIS C. WARD
Photo Cutline: Principal Shepherd (left) and Ellen Parker, Journalism Teacher
LAKE COUNTY - Lake Minneola High School was recognized by The Orlando Times newspaper Editorial Board with a certificate and plaque for its school’s Journalism Program and its participation in The Orlando Times High School Page Placement Program on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017.
“The Orlando Times provides this unique opportunity to allow journalism students to get a feel for the craft. The purpose of the program is to offer the journalism students a real idea of what journalism is and experience getting their work published outside of the school environment”, said Kevin T. Collins, Editor-in-Chief of The Orlando Times newspaper.
“Producing a school newspaper and having it published out of the school environment is a unique experience for the students as well. It’s a great opportunity for our kids, they’re participating in a working newspaper environment at the school and having their work published in a real newspaper,” Mrs. Linda Shepherd-Miller, Principal of Lake Minneola High School, said.
“Working with The Orlando Times newspaper is not only good for the journalism students because their work is being exposed to the community, but it also provides exposure for our awesome school”, stated Mrs. Ellen Parker, Lake Minneola High School’s Journalism teacher.
Describing the awesome school, both Principal Shepherd and Ms. Parker said Lake Minneola is, “one Hawk strong, finding success, Hawks are honorable, academically focused, wise, kind hearted, and successful.”