by Julie Dodd
JEA Mentoring Committee co-chair

What’s a favorite memory you have about Quill and Scroll?

Those of us who have been advisers of Quill and Scroll chapters have many memories – induction ceremonies, recognizing special students, and chapter service projects. Students who have been inducted into Quill and Scroll will have special memories, too – from being able to wear a Quill and Scroll graduation cord to putting Quill and Scroll on their resumes.

Vanessa Shelton, Quill and Scroll executive director, is asking us to share those memories if we will be attending the JEA/NSPA convention in Portland.

Quill and Scroll will have a booth in the Exhibition Hall at the Oregon Convention Center and will be video recording students and teachers – individuals and groups.

The hours for video recording are:
Thursday, April 15 — 1 to 7 p.m.
Friday, April 16 — 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

As a member of the Quill and Scroll board of trustees, I’ll be helping in the booth. I hope if you’ve been involved with Quill and Scroll that you’ll come to the booth to join in the project. (I’ll be at the booth Friday from 2:30 to 4 p.m.)

Participants will sign in before being recorded. A drawing will be held after the convention for prizes for those who participated, including a Flip video camera 1st place, a digital audio recorder with a camera 2nd place, and Quill and Scroll T-shirts.

Quill and Scroll members who won’t be attending the convention also can submit entries to the Quill and Scroll office. I’ll provide more information about how entries are to be submitted and the deadline.

For those not familiar with the organization…
Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society for High School Journalists was organized April 10, 1926, at the University of Iowa by George H. Gallupand a group of high school advisers for the purpose of encouraging and recognizing individual student achievement in journalism and scholastic publication.

Since its founding, school charters have been granted to more than 14,267 high schools in all 50 states and 44 foreign countries. Media advisers in chartered schools are eligible to recommend outstanding high school journalism students for membership in the honor society.