Madam Vice President


Mrs. Bateman, Alabama Scholastic Press Association’s new Vice President.

Madison Stabler, Reporter

Congratulation to Mrs. Barbara Bateman who was elected to serve as Vice President of the Alabama Scholastic Press Association at the state convention January 18th at University of Alabama.

The Daphne High School teacher has been a part of scholastic journalism for eight years, the past two years as adviser to the Daphne Oracle Newspaper. The mission of ASPA is to support & empower students throughout the state & encourage them to challenge themselves as journalists.

“I absolutely love teaching journalism & helping students to realize they are capable of telling the stories of their classmates,” Bateman said. “Student press is true project-based learning, with real world skills.”

This past October Mrs. Bateman was also recognized by the Journalism Education Association for being a Certified Journalism Teacher.

“Being a CJE teacher means that I have met standard criteria set by the Journalism Education Association. I had to learn press law, journalistic writing, photography, & design layout; it really was quite a grueling task, but well worth it,” Bateman said.