A local seventh grade student at Herald Whitaker Middle School has been selected as a Cyber Gazette Reporter at the state level of the STLP Competition in May. She is also part of a group of HWMS students going to the state Academic Competition. She will be competing in Language Arts.
STLP encourages students to take an active role in their school and community. Many events take place in schools and their communities which allow students an opportunity to do real writing in real settings. Students who love to write can combine the technology with the writing skills.
An STLP Cyber Gazette reporter demonstrates talent in reporting, completing a piece by deadline, and speaking and interviewing. Some students may have experience with Twitter and podcasting. All these students use written and auditory communication skills and can apply as Cyber Gazette Reporter each fall. Students cover the fall showcases and create work from the event. Schools may have many students produce stories while at the fall showcase site. This work is submitted for review, and only a select few are chosen to submit at the state level. Twitter and other media can be included with the posted article.