180 high school students and teachers from twelve area schools were on the Missouri Western campus on Thursday, March 8, for Praire Lands Writing Project's "Writing Road Trip" High School Writing Day.
This year's event was coordinated by Mark Henderson, Missouri Western English education graduate and Prairie Lands Writing Project Teacher Consultant, who teaches communication arts at Savannah High School.
Prairie Lands' Teacher Consultants and Missouri Western BSE English graduates who led workshops at High School Writing Day included Tina Janc (Robidoux Middle School communication arts teacher), Kyla Ward (St. Joseph Central High School Communication arts teacher), Sara Capra (Parkhill High School communication arts teacher), and Melisa Harper Stemberger (Cameron High School communication arts teacher).
The pictures: top left is Tom Pankiewicz and Mark Henderson handing out carryall bags with copies of Best Teen Writing 2011 at the teachers' luncheon, right Melisa Harper-Stemberger leading her "Poetry Around the Home. . ." workshop, and bottom left is Michael Charlton leading his "Writing the Graphic Story" workshop.