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Minooka Students inducted into Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society

Published: Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017 8:26 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 6:56 a.m. CDT

MINOOKA – Minooka Community High School is proud to announce ten members of its school newspaper and yearbook staffs have been inducted into the Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society for High School Journalists.

Inductees included seniors Alexa Aspan (newspaper staff), Meghan Blenck (newspaper staff), Anne Calonico (newspaper staff), Kathleen Carino (yearbook staff), Elizabeth Cook (yearbook staff), Emily Cooper (newspaper staff), Katie Lewis (yearbook staff) and Jaclynne Martinez (newspaper staff), and juniors Calvin Stiteley (newspaper staff) and Thomas Virgil (newspaper staff).

“(Yearbook sponsor) Mrs. Laura Kuhel and I are doing this to provide our students with some recognition for all the hard work they do,” MCHS newspaper sponsor Matt Thomas said.

Members must have a B average in their overall academic coursework and must have shown superior work in journalism. Society inductees received a commemorative pin and recognition certificate at their respective induction ceremony (the newspaper induction ceremony took place on Dec. 15th, and the yearbook induction took place on December 20th), and senior inductees will have special blue and gold cords to wear at graduation.

Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society for High School Journalists was organized April 10, 1926, at the University of Iowa by renowned pollster George H. Gallup and a group of high school advisers for the purpose of encouraging and recognizing individual student achievement in journalism and scholastic publication. Since its founding, school charters have been granted to more than 14,267 high schools in all 50 states and 44 foreign countries. To learn more about the Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society for High School Journalists, please visit

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