Leigh Rogers, a fifth-year adviser from Hermann, Missouri, holds the Emerging Journalism Adviser Award presented to her by the Missouri Interscholastic Press Association, March 25

Leigh Rogers, a fifth-year publications adviser and English teacher at Hermann High School, Hermann, Missouri has been honored as a promising journalism educator. She advises the Paragon Yearbook and The Blue Review newspaper https://www.thebluereview.info.

Beginning in 2017 the Missouri Interscholastic Press Association has recognized promising new journalism educators with the Emerging Journalism Educator of the Year Award. These “rising stars” show a commitment to journalism education, improving the media program(s) at their school and empowering their scholastic journalism students.

The presentation was made at the MIPA’a J-Day, March 25. Peggy Gregory, JEA Mentor from Arizona, is Leigh’s JEA Mentor mentor.


Hermann (MO) High School journalism students pose with their award certificates at the MIPA J-Day March 25. Included in the group (fifth from the left) is their is their adviser, Leigh Rogers who was honored with MIPA’s Emerging Adviser Award. Peggy Gregory was her Roger’s JEA Mentor.