CLARENCE — Imagine having no newspaper to read or interesting books to read.
Four individuals hope to not let that happen and they are being awarded for doing so. On Feb. 29, four North Cedar sophomores were inducted into the Quill and Scroll Society. The inductees — Brittyn Wilhau, Rany High, Anna Petersen and Makayla Schluter — all have showed excellence in publications and writing.
The International Quill and Scroll society got its start in 1926 at the University of Iowa. Quill and Scroll’s mission is to recognize excellence in journalism. The chapter at North Cedar is one of the 14,104 in the United States and 44 countries that have established local chapters. Inductees have to have these attributes — be a sophomore, junior or senior; have at least a B average; done excellent work in their school’s journalism or publications classes; and been recommended by the teacher and approved by the Quill and Scroll executive director.
All of these students have gone above and beyond the requirements described above.
Wilhau has been in yearbook since seventh grade. She has written great articles, all of which have been published at www.thegazette.com. Petersen also has been in yearbook since junior high. Petersen takes time out of her busy schedule to take pictures at numerous events and activities and also designed and maintains the yearbook’s Facebook pages. This year she also is going out of her comfort zone and doing the yearbook’s photo shop designs. Schluter, who also has participated in publications since seventh grade, has shown excellence in writing and journalism. Schluter has written many articles and served as one of the editors for the yearbook, along with Wilhau and Petersen. Finally, High joined North Cedar’s publications class last year and proved to be a great asset to the yearbook staff. She designs great pages and also writes articles for www.thegazette.com.
Each of the Quill and Scroll recipients also has entered their photos and articles in the Iowa High School Press Association contest. Due to these excellent journalists, the future of North Cedar’s publications looks very bright.