A last minute teaching change isn’t stopping students in ‘The Bobby Hawthorne Experience’ from learning the most that they can at camp.
“At first I was disappointed because I came to work with Bobby,” Lakota High School senior Nina Brillhart said. “But Missy and Jim are really qualified.”
After a family emergency before camp, Bobby Hawthorne’s class was reassigned to Jim Streisle and Missy Yeomans.
Despite the change, students like Brillhart are gaining experience in writing like never before.
The students latest assignment was to interview a fellow classmate and find a story worth telling for a student feature.
“We are learning to add a human element,” Lakota High School senior Vincent Galioto said. “It’s been about finding a face to the story.”
The class so far has been dedicated to presenting newsworthy information in an interesting way. Streisle has been stressing the idea of taking normally dull information and using it in informative but intriguing way.
“It’s helped me establish my voice,” Brillhart said. “We’ve learned that everyone has a story, and it’s our job to find it.”