By Daurah Amos
The journalism class of 2016-2017 started off the school year by creating their first online newspaper stories for the semester.
Joey McWilliams starts his second year as the teacher for journalism and expresses his feelings about it during an interview.
“I really enjoy it,”McWilliams said. “I was glad that they asked me to do this and I enjoy being around high schoolers.”
Journalism has been an elective at DHS for more than 10 years and originated as a column in The Durant Daily Democrat before becoming its own online newspaper. The newspaper is now called Durant Lions Roar and features stories about the school and its organizations/events.
DECA, choir, FCA, drama, FCCLA, football, etc. are all organizations that are featured. The stories in the newspaper are recent and are reported almost as soon as they happen.
Students outside of the journalism class can also be a part of the newspaper.
“If someone wanted to submit a story that was about one of the events, we would find a way to use that,” McWilliams said.
“They can also be involved with pictures that are taken. If someone took a picture at one of the events and wanted it to be on the newspaper, it would be posted and credit would be given to the individual.”
If you would like to contribute a story or picture for Durant Lions Roar, contact Joey McWilliams.