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Sarah Kirksey Named Distinguished Adviser by Columbia Scholastic Press Association

LHWHS journalism teacher Sarah Kirksey has been named a 2022 Distinguished Adviser by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA).

Kirksey is one of only eight journalism teachers in the country to be recognized in the CSPA’s annual National Teacher of the Year Awards program this year, and one of only three to be named a Distinguished Adviser.

As part of her teaching duties, Kirksey oversees the school newspaper, online news, the Panorama print news magazine, and the Rambler yearbook.

According to the CSPA, Kirksey said her role as an adviser is to ensure her students understand ethical issues and potential intended or unintended consequences of publishing content.