Seeing students succeed while you have them and after they leave is one of things that makes your day.
Yesterday, lots of Cedarville University students were honored for their work on Cedars at the Ohio Newspaper Association Annual Convention in Columbus. For the second straight year, they brought home the gold … or the plaque. Their entries in various categories of reporting, design and photography won 10 awards. The points added up to the General Excellence Award in the non-daily division as the best paper in the state. They competed against eight other schools.
Four of them, Zack Anderson, Lauren Eissler, Mary Miller and Becca Kochsmeier got to spend the day in Columbus. We heard Gov. Kasich speak about challenges facing Ohio. We also heard from Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute and co-author of the “Elements of Journalism,” a text we use in our advanced reporting class. I plan to share some of the things he said soon on this blog about the strong future of journalism.
Serving as their adviser is a privilege. They work hard at doing the best work possible with integrity and fairness. And they do it not just for themselves or their school, but for their Lord. I see a work ethic that reflects a desire to do all they do for the glory of God.
I hope everyone at our school is as thankful for them and as proud of them as I am.