Quill & Scroll International Honorary Society for High School Journalists
Overview: Allen High School's chapter of Quill and Scroll, the International Honorary Society of High School Journalists, continues as an active and vital part of Allen's journalism program. The Society, as a whole, has always taken an active part in raising journalistic standards and in directing the course of high school journalism. The purpose of the organization is to encourage and reward individual achievement in journalism and related fields.Membership qualifications:
- Students must be a junior or senior, although sophomores may be initiated with membership become effective their junior year
- Students must be in the upper third of their class scholastically
- Students must have done superior work in some phase of journalism or school publications, such as writing, editing, advertising, broadcasting, photography, and video.
Activities/Competitions: Activities include an annual initiation ceremony held in the spring. All members of Quill & Scroll have been productive members of the newspaper or yearbook staff, and though those student publications, members have competed in a variety of journalism competitions including those sponsored by the Journalism Education Association, Interscholastic League Press Conference, National Scholastic Press Association and more.
Sponsor: Mr. MacVeigh