By Rich Zahradnik, Staff Reporter
COLONIAL LIBRARY — They attended the town hall meeting. They asked questions. They joined. They wrote their first ledes. They named the paper. They interviewed. They wrote the first stories. They blogged on Pelham Patch. They covered news. And sports. And arts. And entertainment. And student life. And our town. They liveblogged. They created a print newspaper. They broke news. They scooped scoops.
Over two years, they did so very much to make the Colonial Times into the successful school newspaper it is. They were, as they would say, “awesome!” They are the founding editors of the Colonial Times. And they are now Colonial Elementary School’s 2011-2012 Outstanding Journalists:
They accomplished such a great deal, in fact, that it all can’t be listed here. But this is a website, so you can visit their individual biography pages and see all the amazing stories they reported and wrote by clicking on the links above.
A plaque honoring those named Outstanding Journalists each year is hanging in the library and “2011-2012 Founding Editors” is inscribed on the first metal plate. All their names wouldn’t fit there. Instead, you will find the number 101110011 engraved underneath. For as along as there is a Colonial Times, anyone who searches this website using that number will come to this page listing the honorees.
(The special code, known as binary, represents the letter G, which begins the name Gutenberg. Johannes Gutenberg invented movable type printing.)
This story also appears on the Colonial Times website.