This week marks the first installment of a new feature in the Lake Placid News geared to providing students of the Lake Placid Middle High School their own space in your community newspaper.
The idea is to have student-generated articles in the newspaper, which will hopefully give them a feeling of accomplishment and inspire them in their future endeavors.
When the News started the LPHS Photo of the Week, feedback from the photography instructor indicated that the students felt proud of having their work published in the paper and looked forward to each issue.
The new feature is an extension of this initiative. It will be identified with its own banner, which was incidentally created by a student — 8th-grader Trevor Knapp.
In the future, the News hopes to solicit area businesses to sponsor the segment on a weekly basis, which will demonstrate the business community’s support for the school and its students.
One thing to note about this inaugural article — it was produced by the Lake Placid Central School District’s Board of Education (see page 10) and does not reflect the opinion of the Lake Placid News. This is not going to be the norm.
Although the News welcome’s the opinion and thoughts of the school board, the space will be dedicated to student’s work, with an occasional piece by a teacher or staff member — perhaps to highlight a particular program, class or field trip.
Hopefully, this new feature will not only be a source of pride for the students who get to see their work printed in the award-winning Lake Placid News, but to the entire community as well. The hard work, creativity and intelligence of area students will make us all proud.
(NOTE: This weekly feature will not appear on the online version of the Lake Placid News. It will be available only in the newstand copy. For subscription information, call 518-891-2600)