Wheeler Magnet Student Katy Wood Wins National Journalism Award

kwood.jpgCongratulations to Katy Wood, 2008 graduate of Wheeler High School’s Center for Advanced Studies magnet program, who is the winner of the third annual ITT Award for Excellence in Student Water Journalism. Miss Wood won the honor for her article titled, “A Lack of Lakes: Georgia Water Crisis.”

The award was created by the ITT Corporation to recognize aspiring student journalists and encourage them to explore and report on water-related, environmental issues. Miss Wood was chosen as winner by a panel of industry leaders and top environmental journalists from sources such as National Geographic, Scientific American and MSNBC.

Katy and Sarah Wheatley, her journalism faculty adviser at Wheeler, will fly to Stockholm, Sweden in late August to attend and report from the 2008 Stockholm Water Symposium. Miss Wood will also receive a $1,000 scholarship from ITT, which she will use to attend Duke University this fall.