Journalism Teacher from Washington High School wins $500

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She was named the 2016 National High School Broadcast Adviser of the Year through the Journalism Education Association.  We're adding Tools for Teachers winner to her list of awards with $500 from Weber Chevrolet.  Michelle Turner is from Washington High School in Washington, Missouri.  Michelle was nominated for our Tools for Teachers award by one of students, Lindsay Alfermann who told us, “Ms. Turner puts her heart into helping each student pursue their dreams”.

This is the message that Alfermann wrote KPLR 11:

"Ms. Turner has been my teacher for the past five semesters of high school for Photography I, three semesters of Photography II, and two semesters of Blue Jay Journal TV Broadcast. For one semester, I was in her class twice a day and it was a luxury. She always brings her exuberant personality to the classroom which makes learning a fun experience. She is the 2016 National High School Broadcast Adviser of the Year through the Journalism Education Association and puts her heart into helping each student pursue their dreams. I don't know where I would be without Ms. Turner. She made me realize my potential, helped me reach my goals, and supports me in all of my endeavors, whether academic or not. Ms. Turner is a passionate educator, mother, and friend to many people and her outreach seems to never end. She is so deserving of all recognition available and any funding possible would greatly benefit her publications and classes."

Michelle received $500.00 from Weber Chevrolet.

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