Congratulations to the National Association of Christian Homeschool Journalism Clubs for its first newspaper publication of The Messenger!
The club began two months ago, where just seven students met with a passion to write and the desire to inform the public of the three different types of news: things people need to know, what they have a right to know, and what they want to know. Our first paper covered all three!
The students - including me - had to do a lot of preparation before we could publish a newspaper. We had many writing projects and assignments, where we learned about how to write quickly, precisely, and most importantly, how to write well.
Then we had to decide on a name for the newspaper. After the students submitted dozens of names, we voted on the top four and the result was The Messenger. Following more writing exercises, each student picked a topic of his/her choice to submit into the newspaper. We had two weeks to gather information on the subject, write it and send it to our publisher.
I know for myself that I benefited from these past two months of reading, writing, and researching. Furthermore, it was very exciting to see the results of everyone’s hard work in our own newspaper.
I am very much looking forward to our next publication.