3/6/17 Writing Leads

BOE Meeting

Who? Hattiesburg Board of Education Members

What? New dress code rules passed and school enrollment dropped by 200 students.

Where? Hattiesburg

When? Monday morning

Why? Board member duties

How? Accepted enrollment report and then passed a group of new rules proposed by the administration.

Lead: School enrollment was reported to have continued to drop by 200 students at the Hattiesburg Board of Education meeting Monday morning.

“This is the third year we’ve lost enrollment. The future looks bleak,” said Max Hoemmeldorfer, assistant superintendent.

Faculty in Plane Crash

Who? John Dunmont and George Johnson (Backwater State University professors)

What? A TWA jet crashed on takeoff

Where? Kennedy International Airport

When? Thursday night

Why? N/A

How? Escaped injury, five others were killed

Lead: Five people were killed Thursday night when a TWA jet crashed on takeoff at Kennedy International Airport while two Backwater State University professors escaped uninjured.

There were forty-five passengers and crew members aboard.

Meeman Speaks

Who? Norman Meeman

What? Spoke to an audience of 67, mostly English students

Where? Room 111 of the William Oxley Thomson Memorial Library

When? Sunday at 4:30 p.m.

Why? Exert in the field

How? Won the Pulitzer Prize two years ago for his book, My Life as Far as It Goes

Lead: Norman Meeman, author and Pulitzer Prize Winner of My Life as Far as It Goes, spoke out against English classes at the William Oxley Thomson Memorial Library Sunday.

“You can’t be a great writer by imitating the styles of prize-winning authors. You’ve got to get out and sample life, learn how the other people live, and then let your inner feelings pour out. These parodies they assign in college English courses are a bunch of hogwash,” said Meeman.

Professor Wins Award

Who? Clement Crabtree, a horticulture professor

What? Announced as one of the winners for The Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge’s annual George Washington Honor Medal

Where? Pennsylvania

When? Last week

Why? He wrote an essay called “Plan for Peace,” urging distribution of free packets of red, white and blue flower seeds in foreign nations.

How? He was cited for it.

Lead: In Pennsylvania last week, a horticulture professor was announced as one of the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge’s annual George Washington Honor Medal winners.

Winner Clement Crabtree was cited for his essay called “Plan for Peace,” urging distribution of free packets of red, white and blue flower seeds in foreign nations.

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