May 22, 2023

Norup 8th Grader  Selected for Aspiring Young Journalist Award

Norup 8th Grader  Selected for Aspiring Young Journalist Award

In January, Journalism II students in 8th grade at Norup International School compiled a media portfolio showcasing their finest work from the two years they spent in class. The portfolios included podcast episodes, blog posts, and advertising created for The Dailey Dose, Norup's student-led podcast. Additionally, they included a photo, introductory letter, resume, letters of recommendation, and a written response to the question: "What is the importance and benefit of middle school journalism programs?" Creating these portfolios prepared students to enter a contest at Norup for the Journalism Education Association Aspiring Young Journalist Award.

A panel of judges comprised of staff members from the Berkley School District evaluated the portfolios. The judges selected one portfolio to be submitted for the Aspiring Young Journalist award, and 8th grader Theo Grose was unanimously selected for this honor.

Norup Journalism teacher, Prima Dailey, shared, "Theo is a phenomenal journalist who deserves this award. He keeps his team on track and advocates for himself when he needs to be heard. He accomplishes all of this with grace and kindness."

Theo’s portfolio moved on to judging at the national level.

Congrats, Theo!