John Sevier Middle School Journalism Program Captures National Award

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) has announced the winners of its fall contests, with the Sequoyah Scribe, student newspaper of John Sevier Middle School, winning 1st Place "Best of Show" in the Junior High/Middle School category. 
"I am incredibly proud of the work our journalism editors and staff produced," said David Flanary, Sevier Middle School Social Studies teacher and Journalism advisor. "Sevier's student journalists have now captured over 200 state and national awards. These wins show that middle school students, given the opportunity, can rise to the challenge and produce great writing and photography."
"I am so proud of our students on the Sequoyah Scribe staff for winning this prestigious award," said Dr. Kelli Seymour, Sevier Middle School Principal. "We are fortunate to have such an outstanding program at Sevier. Much thanks to the Scribe advisor, Mr. David Flanary who helps make this opportunity possible."

The Sequoyah Scribe is the extracurricular journalism program at John Sevier Middle School in Kingsport, Tennessee. The program produces student-written, student-designed, and student-led newspapers, yearbooks, social media, and a website.

The National Scholastic Press Association, based and incorporated in Minnesota as a non-profit educational association, provides journalism education services to students, teachers, media advisers and others throughout the United States and in other countries. It was founded in 1921.

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