The local chapter is at the heart of Quill and Scroll. The member belongs to an international organization. Membership widens a student’s horizon, increases journalistic perspective and gives the prestige of membership in an honorary scholastic society.
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Not only is it great to receive the pins and the cord for graduation, I really enjoy being around a group of journalists who are just as passionate about what they do as I am. The projects that we create through the Quill and Scroll chapter at my school have done a great job of helping people around the community.
Being a Quill and Scroll member has many benefits. You get to know other student journalists, and you get recognized for all of the work that goes into working on a student-run publication.
I was inducted into Q&S in 1968, and later advised for 30 years. My favorite moment was always the candlelight ceremony and lighting the Candle of Truth. Students would giggle a bit… how hokey, right? But as they stood before proud parents, and repeated the vows, there was something real there.
Proudest moment of my high school career: Nominated and accepted into Quill & Scroll at Triadelphia High School, Wheeling W.V., 1956.
It is nice to have a place for members of our journalism program to have a place together to pursue more specific journalism-related endeavors.
I was inducted in Quill and Scroll in 1960. I was feature editor of our school newspaper and editor-in-chief of our literary magazine. I remember the ceremony and the pride of my journalism teacher and adviser who happened to be my mother’s sister! I still have my pin as a charm on my charm bracelet. In those days it was solid gold!
What I enjoy about Quill and Scroll is the opportunities it has given me. It has joined me with a group of people I would have never been friends with before.
When I was inducted in 1994, I was proud to know my mom had been a member in her high school days before me. As an adviser now, inducting my own students for the past 18 years, I watch them take pride knowing the rich tradition and what it means to do such important work in the interests of truth, service and integrity. They get asked about their Q&S cord at graduation, and I love watching them explain what it means and how they earned it.
This is my second year as a Quill and Scroll member and the President Elect of our chapter. It has been an honor to be a part of this society.