Senior Brenna Jones has won second place in the Missouri Interscholastic Press Association (MIPA) J-Challenge feature article contest. The theme was bullying prevention.
“Instead of writing a typical ‘end-bullying’ article, I chose to focus on a positive approach that calls on students to use kindness to end bullying,” said Jones. “This has been a theme for our school for a few years now with the emergence of the Say Hello Program.”
The article highlighted Sam Holland (12), a well-rounded student who takes personal initiative to make all students feel welcome within the walls of Hermann High.
“I am really proud of the precedent my yearbook kids have been setting for the past few years in the realm of the competition world. For a small rural school, it has always been a priority to me for our kids to have the skills needed to compete against some of the biggest schools in the state. We have worked hard to build up the publications program, and Brenna continues to carry on the legacy set forth by previous students,” said Yearbook Adviser Leigh Rogers.
This was only the first of the statewide J-Challenges, and the yearbook program plans to enter many more.