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March 22, 2016
Big Timber Pioneer NIE project recognized by Senator Daines
Senator Steve Daines recently recognized the eighth grade class at Big Timber Grade School for taking over the writing for the Big Timber Pioneer Newspaper.
The Big Timber Pioneer participated in Newspapers in Education Week and the lucky new young writers were the eighth graders of the Big Timber Grade School. This very special edition of the newspaper was a compilation of stories written and pictures taken by the individuals. There are 38 students in the class and they all wrote an article.
“Our eighth graders worked very hard on this edition. Lindsey Kroskob at the Pioneer was phenomenal! The special edition was her idea and she supported us every step of the way,” Kathy Morgan, an English Teacher at Big Timber Grade School stated. “This was a great lesson for our students on how to conduct an interview, take accurate notes, and meet deadlines. Most of the students really took this assignment seriously and they worked very hard to create articles they were proud of. We really have an amazing group of eighth graders at Big Timber Grade School. This project wouldn’t have been possible without their diligence and strong work ethic. It was a great project and we look forward to working with Lindsey and her staff in the future.”
“This project was very near to my heart, both as a journalist and as a young student who found her passion for journalism by chance in the classroom. Our world and the industry have changed drastically in the last two decades,” Lindsey Erin Kroskob, Editor and General Manager at the Big Timber Pioneer stated. “The way Americans connect with their news is radically different. Community newspapers are the stronghold. The Big Timber Pioneer, and newspapers like it, thrive because we strive to reflect that heart — the heart of our communities. This project is a perfect example of that. The eighth grade students and their teachers, Kathy Morgan and Tami Mehus, took my idea and solidified it. They showed enthusiasm, passion and courage in their willingness to put their work in front of the public. I’m humbled to be recognized alongside them and grateful to Senator Daines for highlighting the significance this project held for our community.”