Editors in chief, Andrea Traitti and Emily Martin, chose a Journalizer of the month for the first class of each month. They pick an individual who has exhibited hard work in all of the following categories: thoroughness, accuracy, balance, collaboration, grit, productivity, and technological prowess.
This month, one journalizer proved herself to be one of the most valuable members of our staff. This staff member doesn’t have a position on the Editorial Board, but her ideas and her contributions to our paper have been very impactful. Not just for the March paper, but for every paper we have put out this year, this individual has stayed after school and has worked to make sure that we are always publishing our best material. She has worked hard writing her own editorials, but she also branches into other content areas to help others with their articles. Our staff this year wouldn’t be complete without her, and she continues to strengthen The Rebellion with her hard work and dedication. We can always count on her to pick up our Starbucks when she isn’t going home to unload the dishwasher, and for that, we are thankful. Our February Journalizer of the Month is Michaela Donato!
In the latest issue, we had numerous big stories. One person took on a lengthy article covering a difficult topic that required communication with various people in and out of school. Despite undertaking one of the most difficult stories, this person finished her article before the deadline; moreover, the article she passed in was descriptive, well-written, and required almost no editing. All around, the story was one of the best pieces that The Rebellion has put out this year. This staff member is always focused and on-task, consistently stays after school during paper week, and is proactive about finishing her assignments and helping others, often asking us if there is any additional work that she can do. Overall, this person has proven herself to be a crucial part of The Rebellion staff, and we truly hope that she is as proud of her work this year and in the latest issue as we are. For these reasons and many more, Tara Gordon is the January Journalizer of the Month!
Our December Journalizer of the Month is someone who consistently does her best work. She puts in time in school and out of school to produce the best content that she can. She manages her section efficiently and always helps others when they have questions or need advice. She is one of the most organized, hard-working, and positive members of The Rebellion staff. Our December Journalizer of the Month is Maeve O’Connor!
Our November Journalizard of the month is an individual who consistently devotes time to the paper during school and after school. She is proactive and brings a positive attitude and good work ethic to our staff. She always works diligently to make sure layout is complete, but many times she goes beyond her content area to help edit articles after they have been placed. And she brings great snacks after school. The November Journalizer of the Month is Katie Mazzotta!
Meghan Foley and Grace Sewell
Two individuals worked hard in October to make improvements to our paper even before we had a deadline for the November issue. They are always putting in work in class, and they effectively communicate with both the J2/J3 class and the J1 class. They worked on the layout of several pages in our paper and they helped to make sure we had ads to fill all of these pages. They are always organized and on-task, and without them we certainly would not have a successful paper. Also, they are the most kind and amazing individuals on staff and we love them a lot! Our October Journalizers of the month are Meg Foley and Grace Sewell!
For the September Journalizer of the Month, we want to recognize a J2 who has already proven herself to be a valuable Rebellion staff member. Especially in the last few weeks, this individual has taken the initiative to improve her productivity and take on greater responsibility within and out of her content area. Her work ethic in school and out of school was impressive, as was the quality of her work and her ability to stay on task. Her positive attitude (combined with her hard work and dedication) was a huge help in getting our October issue out. The October Journalizer of the Month goes to Lillie Hunter!