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6 Heritage students to receive 'J' award

March 08, 2007

Six students from Heritage Academy are to receive the United States Achievement Academy's National Journalism Award.

Students so honored must maintain an overall grade-point average of 3.0. Other qualifications include that they must exhibit journalism skills and aptitude and a motivation to learn and improve.

The six honored are: seniors Brittany Eberly and Jennifer King; junior Megan Mowen; sophomore Grace O'Brien; and freshmen Brianna Dorsey and Grace Johnson.

Eberly, daughter of Roger and Jeanne Eberly of Clear Spring, is a second-year journalism student and a member of the newspaper and yearbook staffs.

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Dorsey is a member of Heritage's chapter of the Quill & Scroll International Honor Society for High School Journalists, and is its vice president/treasurer.

King, daughter of William and Christine King of Hagerstown, is a fourth-year journalism student and on both publication staffs. She is a member of Heritage's chapter of the Quill & Scroll International Honor Society for High School Journalists and is its vice president/secretary.

Mowen, daughter of Robert and Melba Mowen of Clear Spring, is a third-year journalism student and a member of both publication staffs. As a sophomore, she was editor of the Eagle Echoes, Heritage's newspaper. She is now the editor of the Conqueror, the yearbook. She is a second-year member of Quill & Scroll and is chapter president.

O'Brien, daughter of James and Catherine O'Brien of Hagerstown, is a first-year journalism student. She is a member of the newspaper and yearbook staffs.

Dorsey, daughter of Edmond and LaSaundra Dorsey of Hagerstown, is a first-year journalism student. She is a member of the newspaper and yearbook staffs.

Johnson, daughter of J. Wayne and Sandi Johnson of Mercersburg, Pa., is a first-year journalism student. She is a member of the newspaper and yearbook staffs.

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