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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 and Broadcasting during a recognition ceremony at the April 11, 2014, Mark of Excellence Contest Award Ceremony at WKU.


The postmark deadline to enter is Tuesday, March 11, 2014. The judging committee will be comprised of WKU faculty and staff. The contest covers the regular calendar year, January – December 2013, 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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