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Grand Valley High School produces award-winning student journalists

Amanda Holt MillerWestern Garfield County Staff

PARACHUTE – Room 135 at Grand Valley High School empties out shortly after the bell rings to start class.The students have more important business to attend to than sitting pretty in their desks. They’re off to gather the news, write it, capture it with cameras. They have interviews to do and stories to write.The students in Allison Teter’s room 135 are award-winning journalists.The school newspaper, the Cardinal News, was judged the best small-school newspaper in the state at the 15th annual Media Days conference at Mesa State College in Grand Junction on March 8. The yearbook took second place among division-one, -two and -three schools. Grand Valley is a division-two school.Niki Loschke, a senior and the editor in chief of the Cardinal News, started working on the newspaper and yearbook two years ago. She won first place at the Media Days conference for yearbook writing and second for editorial writing.Loschke plans to go to Hawaii Pacific University in the fall. She wants to study journalism.”I just really like writing,” Loschke said. “I like talking to people, seeing what’s on your mind.”The journalism program at Grand Valley is not new, but it has grown significantly in the last three years.”We used to make photocopies and pass them out,” Teter said. “When I started teaching this class, they were still putting it together by hand, pasting stories and pictures on the pages.”Now, technology students design the newspaper using iBook laptops and Adobe InDesign, advanced design software. They use an Internet application to put the yearbook together.The Glenwood Springs Post Independent prints the paper for Grand Valley and inserts it in those papers that go to local residents. About 500 copies of the Cardinal News go out to students and Parachute residents.”I think we have a really good newspaper,” Loschke said. “It’s everybody. Everybody works hard.”


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