Tebekah Yzenski and her staff at OSMA convention

Rebekah Yzenski (second from right, front row) joins her staff for a photo at the OSMA convention. Yzenski advises the newsmagazine at Sheridan High School in Thornville, Ohio.

by Wayne and Georgia Dunn
Ohio mentors

The Ohio Scholastic Media Association just completed their two-day convention.

Six of our present and former mentees entered the various newspaper, broadcast, and yearbook contests. Those six schools garnered 97 awards.

In addition, another of our mentees joined the board. That means that four mentees are now members of the state association board: Josh Davis, Amanda Leahy, Julieanne McClain and Maggie Cogar.

 Josh Davis and the Beachwood HS staff

Beachwood High School newspaper staff members are really excited to win awards at the OSMA convention. Josh Davis (at right) is their adviser in Beachwood, Ohio.

Julieanne is also a member of the Journalism Education Association curriculum committee and a Rising Star recipient at the San Diego JEA/NSPA convention.

Maggie Cogar is a doctoral candidate at Kent State University.