We are very excited and proud to announce HomeGameSports contributor Jacob Bogage has been recognized by the MDDC Press Association as the High School Journalist of the Year. Jacob has recently made the decision to attend University of Missouri’s journalism honor’s program this coming fall after graduating from Sherwood High School. Mizzou is considered one of the very top journalism school’s in the U.S.
Here is the press release on Jacob’s honor from MDDC Press Association:
Jacob Bogage Wins 2012
Powell High School
Journalist of the Year
SHERWOOD SENIOR NOT UNDECIDED ABOUT CAREER DREAMS
Jacob Bogage doesn’t need to be told when he’s looking a great story — the Sherwood High School senior instinctively knows it. It’s a trait no journalism school can teach and has already served Bogage well.
Bogage is the 2012 winner of the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association’s Michael S. Powell High School Journalist of the Year award. The award will be conferred officially on Friday, April 20 at the Sheraton’s Four Points BWI hotel during MDDC’s annual editorial awards luncheon.
Bogage, the Executive Editor for Sherwood’s Warrior newspaper, and a youth staff writer for the Washington Post’sAll-Met section, is presently undecided on a college but has no reservations about his career path. In fact, he’s already made a believer of Peter Huck, Sherwood English teacher and faculty adviser to the Warrior.
“I can recall only one other student I’ve taught who seemed so destined for the journalism profession, and that student is a 23-year-old staff writer at the Washington Post,” said Huck in a January 30th recommendation letter written on behalf of Bogage. “Jacob is currently editor of the Warrior, while still writing two articles a week, steering editorial decisions about content, layout and design, and has taken on the additional responsibility of training staff how to report and write article.”
For tickets to MDDC’s annual awards luncheon in Baltimore, email Membership Services Coordinator Jen Thornberryat 1-855-721-MDDC (6332) ext. 2 or 410-295-1581.
Join us in congratulating Jacob. You can find him on twitter @JacobBogage