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Eagle Times cleans up again!
Members of the 2012-2103 journalism class. Back row, L-R, Ms. Lannin, advisor; Karsten Fridstroem, Andrew Seyboldt, Jon Perry, Brandon Sparks, Laura Putnam, Hannah Geaumont, Yekaterina Dubovitskaya, Mike Head. Front row, Cyrvoria Taylor, Jessica Ray, Carly Biegel, Michala Lord, Eva Bean. Missing from photo: Halla Perkins.
The Bonny Eagle High School Eagle Times won first place awards for general excellence and writing quality at the Maine Student Press Association conference in Bangor in April.
The Eagle Times visits the JFK Library
Eagle Times staffers at the JFK Museum.
Writing for The Eagle Times provides students a hands-on opportunity to learn about the world of journalism. The staff (and journalism class) goes on field trips at least twice a year.
Most recently, on Nov. 15, the Eagle Times staff went to Boston to see the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston.
We started our tour by watching a documentary of President Kennedy's childhood, family life, and miltary service that led up to his career in politics.
After the documentary, we went on a tour of the rest of the museum, where we saw many pictures, pins, and posters from when he was running for the presidency in 1960 There also were souvenirs from his travels around the world with his wife, Jackie Kennedy, as well as some of the many extravagant gifts they both received on their journeys.
The tour ended with a video about the day Kennedy was assassinated in Nov. 22, 1963. We learned what a terrible day that was for America, in many ways like 9/11 for our generation.
After the JFK Museum, we hopped back on the subway and went to the historic North End for lunch and then to Mike's Pastry! We spent the last couple of hours of our visit at Fanueil Hall where shoppers browsed for early Christmas gifts. As the sun set, the Christmas lights provided a festive atmosphere. It was a great day in Boston!"
Eagle Times wins awards
Journalism students, left to right, are Raegan Young, Megan Brown, and Ronahn Clarke
By Ronahn Clarke
The day of the Journalism trip to Boston, May 2, began at 4:00 AM and ended nearly 18 hours later for some students. The trip involved slow-moving trains, cramped subways, standing in the shadow of Paul Revere’s statue (seen above), and taking home several awards for the school.
The BEHS Eagle Times was a finalist print/online newspaper in the category for schools with more than a thousand students. Though the exact number of finalists is unknown, contest officials suggested the number was extremely small in comparison to the amount of entries. This year marks the first the Eagle Times has achieved finalist status since 2011.
Three Eagle Times' stories, including Megan Brown's story about track practice in the hallways of BEHS and Ronahn Clarke's review of the Hobbit movie, were among the top 10 percent of entries in the New England Scholastic Newspaper Association contest May 2. You can find Megan's story in our sports section and Ronahn's review in Opinions.
The group of Journalism students who participated attended a journalism conference at the Boston University College of Communication. The conference included topics such as constructing websites, and how to become a published author outside of school. John Tlumacki, the BU Graduate who photographed the terrorist attacks at the 2013 Boston Marathon, gave a keynote speech centered on photojournalism.
Journalism students also enjoyed Friday by having lunch, riding the subway, and witnessing a street performance that was described to be ‘totally worth their time’.
You can find out more about the 2014 Conference, and about John Tlumacki’s Keynote, here.