• Students learn the foundation of journalistic informational writing.  They are taught life skills such as interviewing, asking open-ended questions, writing using a lead and supporting details, the differences between direct quotes and paraphrasing, and fact-based reporting, makining this a high school credit course.  For the future Anderson Cooper or Savannah Guthrie, this is a fantastic opportunity to establish the building blocks of a lucrative career!  (THIS IS A PREREQUISITE TO THE YEARBOOK ELECTIVE - 7th GRADERS ONLY.)