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Advisor of the Year

The James L. Highland Media Adviser of the Year Award has been established to recognize the Kentucky high school media teacher who actively supports and protects the First Amendment rights of students through inspiring high ethical and professional standards. In addition, the award will recognize advisers' outstanding achievement in Kentucky's high school or middle school media classrooms and in student publications and broadcasts.

Award benefits

The winner will be presented with a plaque from the WKU School of Journalism & Broadcasting during a recognition ceremony at the Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, Mark of Excellence Yearbook Award Ceremony at WKU's Mass Media and Technology Hall.


Congratulations to James Miller of duPont Manual High School, Louisville, who was selected as the 2015 James L. Highland Adviser of the Year.



The postmark deadline to enter was Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. The judging committee will be comprised of WKU faculty and staff. The contest covers the regular calendar year, January – December, enabling advisers from the spring or fall semester to apply.

Click here for criteria and application form.

For further information about the James Highland High School Media Adviser of the Year Award, contact

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