Newspaper students revamp Golden Graffiti

Published 8:03 am Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Newspaper students show off their new broad sheet newspaper for the Golden Graffiti

Newspaper students show off their new broad sheet newspaper for the Golden Graffiti

The Bainbridge High School newspaper, The Golden Graffiti, launched their publication in a new format Thursday, selling hundreds of papers to students and faculty members.
The staff of The Golden Graffiti, a newspaper formed more than 40 years ago at the high school, has traditionally been a small sheet not much bigger than copy paper, but after a partnership was formed, the high school staff was able to expand to a broadsheet newspaper publication.
The Post-Searchlight formed a partnership with The Golden Graffiti to print their publication as well as help them print pictures in color and on a broadsheet format — similar to a standard newspaper size.
“The new format is just great,” BHS principal Tommie Howell, said. “After I saw it Thursday, I ran to the newspaper class to congratulate them. And as a former Golden Graffiti staff member myself, the format is more professional and honestly one of the best editions this school has seen.”
The staff of more than 15 put together 10 pages of newsprint featuring stories on sports, Valentine’s Day romance in the high school, national news, a feature on cute campus couples and editorials.
Senior editors Kaitlyn Lizotte and McKenna Locke said their staff came together to create the new publication and they learned a great deal in the first production round.
“This was the same thing we normally do, but a bigger size,” Lizotte said. “With the help of everyone on staff we were able to piece together this puzzle and now we will continue to grow.”
Their sponsor, teacher Dawn Kremkau said she was extremely proud of her staff and glad they encouraged her to take the leap of faith to moving to broadsheet pages and the larger format.
As for the newly formed partnership, The Post-Searchlight will continue to work with the Golden Graffiti, printing the new publication.
“Anytime we have the opportunity to get young people interested in news gathering, reporting and production of a newspaper, we will take that opportunity,” Publisher of The Post-Searchlight, Jeff Findley said.