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The 2016-2017 Quest News staff celebrated 32 winners at this year's journalism banquet.

Part of Don Antonio Lugo High School’s rich history, Quest was established as a print publication over 30 years ago. Now under the direction of the only Certified Journalism Educator in the Chino Valley Unified School District, Annette Deming turned Quest into Quest News and began re-establishing the course as a self-sustaining student service class. In 2014, Quest News discontinued its print publication and opted for a more relevant 21st century approach by going completely digital and embracing social media. Digital publications are a great alternative to expensive print media and allowed Quest News to drastically reduce its environmental footprint.

The Quest News is committed to publishing every day. The staff is carefully screened and selected by the Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor each year. They have established a well respected and strong academic staff. The journalism program at Don Lugo High School is continuing to grow and offers CSU/UC (a-g) elective credit. The program offers scholarship opportunities, awards, and a multitude of student recognition. Journalism courses at this level are valuable to the college bound student who will be required to fulfill communication credit in the future at both the CSU and/or UC level. A course in advanced journalism production looks great on a resume and applications for college, especially since we are nationally recognized program with honor society status and recognition.

Typically a program like this offers the rigor sustainable and competitive to a program where students continue to be successful at the college level. A course like this has just as much merit on a college application as a recommendation for additional sciences and/or math courses. In 2014-2015, the Quest News was accepted as a member of the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) and has been recognized with scholarships and fellowships by the American Society of News Editors (ASNE) and the Journalism Education Association (JEA). Since 1980, Quest has been recognized as a national honor society of journalists by Quill and Scroll which is supported by the University of Iowa. The awards and recognition from our program is substantial. Students have the opportunity to graduate with cords, letters for letterman jackets in journalism, pins and patches, scholarships, fellowship opportunities, internships, and professional affiliation status.

The 2015-2016 Quest News staff was the first to attend and compete at the NSPA/JEA Conference in Los Angeles this past spring. The QN staff is mentored by professionals from CVUSD, the Chino Champion, the LA Times, KCAL rocks, and many more. The 2016-2017 Quest News staff will competing at the SCJEA State Regionals and the NSPA/JEA National competition in Seattle, Washington this spring.

Anyone interested in joining the journalism program or the Quest News staff should speak with their counselor, visit Mrs. Deming in the Quest Newsroom (Rm. 24), or email her directly at [email protected] The selection is a careful consideration of many aspects, so a student should NEVER just “sign up” for Quest News.

 

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