SCJEA's very own Mitch Ziegler, Redondo Union High School, earned a Medal of Merit through the Journalism Education Association (JEA). Ziegler, along with the six other recipients, will receive this honor at the National High School Journalism Convention in Dallas, Texas, on Nov. 18.
From the JEA website: Mitch Ziegler, CJE, may be an expert in all areas of journalism and photojournalism, as nominator Mary Kay Downes, MJE, said, but his contributions extend far beyond his knowledge. As a current member and former president of Southern California JEA, Mitch has helped support journalism in Southern California. As an extension of that group, he chaired the Anaheim JEA/NPSA national convention in 2008, and he helped the local committees for both the 2011 and 2016 conventions. Mitch is a true professional, continually seeking to improve his skills as a teacher and photographer, and an amazing friend and colleague, nominator Brenda Gorsuch, MJE, said.
From all of us at SCJEA, congratulations to Mitch!