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U-High Midway adviser and journalism teacher Logan Aimone laughs during a conversation with students in Advanced Journalism while holding a Midway. Mr. Aimone was named the 2024 National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. 

U-High Midway adviser and journalism teacher Logan Aimone was named the 2024 National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year on Feb. 16 by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. 

“It’s really a big honor to receive this and I’m really humbled by the recognition,” Mr. Aimone said, “It is wonderful to be recognized for my work and for something I am very passionate about.” 

According to the CPSA, the award celebrates an educator who “teaches innovative media techniques, mentors students to produce award-winning journalists and encourages students to consider media careers.”

Mr. Aimone has been working at U-High since 2015 and previously taught journalism for 10 years at Wenatchee High School in Wenatchee, Washington. He teaches Beginning Journalism and Advanced Journalism. Along with teaching, Mr. Aimone has co-written two textbooks about teaching high school journalism. 

Mr. Aimone said the award recognizes his personal accomplishments and his ability to support students.

“Their success is my success,” he said, referring to students.  

Mr. Aimone said it also felt good to be recognized for his work outside of the Midway such as participating in workshops and conventions and advocating for student-produced journalism at the Student Press Law Center

The winner receives a plaque among other gifts and an opportunity to be interviewed by the previous year’s winner at the CPSA Annual Spring Convention.

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Lucy Shirrell
Lucy Shirrell, Reporter
Lucy Shirrell is a member of the Class of 2027 and a reporter for the U-High Midway. She began reporting for the Midway in 2023-24, as a ninth grader. Lucy is also participates in many U-High clubs, along with singing in a choir.
Olin Nafziger
Olin Nafziger, Photographer
Olin Nafziger is a beginning photojournalist and a member of the Class of 2025. His favorite part of photojournalism is taking pictures of school activities and sports, and his favorite sport to photograph is golf. Outside of class, Olin enjoys biking, watching TV and participating in various school clubs. Awards: 2023 Association of Texas Photography Instructors Fall Contest, sports reaction, third place 2023 Association of Texas Photography Instructors Fall Contest, still life, honorable mention

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    An NgoFeb 26, 2024 at 11:56 pm

    Congratulations, Mr. Aimone!

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    Charlie GofenFeb 26, 2024 at 10:20 pm

    Congratulations to Logan Aimone on his well-deserved recognition. You are very fortunate to have such an outstanding advisor and teacher. In addition to everything he means to you, he is also generous sharing his time and wisdom with peers at other schools. He is a true professional in all respects.

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