Students have been writing for The Quill since 1953
The Quill has always been a document by and for the students since 1953. Students train in AP Style writing and editing techniques, reporting and interviewing methods, and layout and design skills using InDesign and other Adobe programs. The Quill follows great journalists in the honorable tradition of bringing information to a specific people group through thoughtful, well-written, short, topical, applicable prose. The Quill teaches students how to gather information for their news articles while organizing and conducting interviews on their own. Students work together to pitch ideas and make edits on their pieces. The editor and chief, the student leader of the class, then makes sure the paper is ready for print.
You Can Write for The Quill
Students can start writing for The Quill as early as their freshman year. If you are interested in being a part of The Quill’s legacy, speak to one of our counselors to add it to your schedule. As students gain experience, more leadership opportunities become available, such as the Editor and Chief or Section Lead.
The Quill provides a creative atmosphere for students
Ella Hamilton worked on The Quill for three years while attending King’s High School. Ella credits the confident person she is today to the work she did on The Quill. Ella’s experience was not only crucial in her professional development but her personal development as well. “The Quill is a fantastic atmosphere for personal growth because it’s not competitive, however the intentional workplace environment that we created allows students to challenge themselves at their own pace,” Ella says.
The staff works hard every year to create fresh themes and content that they believe the student body needs to hear. Ella shares her favorite part of working on the newspaper was discovering what it meant to be the voice of KHS.
Working on The Quill led Ella to discover her creative passions and gave her a safe environment to pursue them. She explains, “It was extremely fun to create the newspaper for three years with the incredible staff and Splatter, who supported me through everything.”
Read The Quill here.