3/6/17 Writing Leads
Who? Hattiesburg Board of Education Members
What? New dress code rules passed and school enrollment dropped by 200 students.
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
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.
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
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.