Meridian Daily writes for Blue Mound Leader


photo by Dylan Reed

by Karrigan True and Amber Miller

With the school year back in gear, journalists at Meridian are starting to write stories for Meridian Daily. This year they will also be writing for the Blue Mound Leader. This gives serious journalists the potential to start their portfolio. The Blue Mound Leader is hoping to change the newspaper for the better with Meridian Daily’s help.

“I felt honored that The Blue Mound Leader saw us as a possible resource for their publication. We have our own online paper for the high school, but writing for The Leader is a way to reach a group that wouldn’t normally read our school paper,” said Sheila Moore, Meridian journalism teacher.

Many of the students are brand new to the program at school, meaning the community will get to watch them grow over the course of the year. “It’s exciting that our community will see more of what our students are capable of achieving,” said Moore. 

“We hope that we can help students get the real experience with dealing with the public and the school with the writing they do,” says John Broux, editor for the Blue Mound Leader.

Community members may not all have access to the internet. Since everything Meridian Daily does as of now is online, having work published in the Blue Mound Leader will give more people the ability to read students’ work.

“I feel like it is a great opportunity for us, seeing that my grandma does not get online so she doesn’t really get to see a lot of stuff that I work with. Now that we actually have work published in a paper, she will be able to read it,” said Kyle Farmer, MHS senior and Meridian Daily journalist.

“The journalists will now be a presence in the community, covering more than just high school news,” said Moore.