JPJ Students Make Their Own News

by Anna McNamer, Guest Writer

After months of honing their skills as 7th grade journalists, the Joel P. Jensen Journal was recognized by the West Jordan Journal for their commitment to developing a student produced newspaper and journalism program.

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News Editor, Alejandra Alvarez described the impact the class had on creating a quality product.

“For us in this class, it was no longer like a normal class,” Alvarez said. “We didn’t care about the grade; we just cared about the content. Without journalists, things wouldn’t be the same; people wouldn’t be informed. We realized that we had a big job, and we pulled it off together.”

Business Editor Tayson Jorgenson, McKall Peters, and Isabelle Barlow discussed the different ways project based learning helps them hone writing and research skills related to their specific interests.

Editorial Addition: Mrs. McNamer sends her congratulations to the incredible staff of the JPJ Journal and hopes they are having a fantastic 2016-17 school year. She misses her journalism students very much!