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25 Carolina, where he has advised The Golden Fleece newspaper for 18 years, broadcast TV for 10 years, and website for six years. Harrison’s dedication to his students and scholastic journalism is amplified by his work outside of regular school hours. He chaperones his students to the CSPA spring convention in New York and the North Carolina Scholastic Media Institute and serves as a member of the Carolina Sports Journalism Camp faculty every summer. Harrison was a 2016 Special Recognition Adviser and is a board member and past president of the North Carolina Scholastic Media Advisers Association. James Miller has advised the weekly TV news show Manual AM and student publication, the Manual Redeye, at duPont Manual High School in Louisville, Kentucky, since 2006. Before teaching, Miller worked for the local newspaper and TV station and freelanced for regional publications. As the Journalism & Communications department chair, he brings in professional journalists to speak to the students and helping arrange internships. Miller is also forming the Kentucky Journalism Teachers Association to serve as the JEA affiliate. He was named the 2015 James L. Highland Media Adviser of the Year by Western Kentucky University and received a lifetime achievement award from the Manual PTSA in 2011. Matthew Smith advises the Cardinal Columns student newsmagazine and the Fondy Today broadcast news program at Fond du Lac (Wisconsin) High School. In 2014, Smith supported his students’ efforts to beat back attempts by the school administration to establish a prior review policy after a controversial story on rape culture. Smith, together with his students and school administrators, wrote a new policy that established student publications as public forums and removed prior review. Smith now plays an active role educating other advisers and pushing “New Voices” legislation in Wisconsin. Smith received the 2017 Northeastern Wisconsin Scholastic Press Association Skip Zacher Friend of Scholastic Journalism Award and the 2016 Kettle Moraine Press Association’s Nancy Becker Newspaper Adviser of the Year Award. He is a board member of NWSPA and KEMPA and a member of JEA’s Scholastic Press Rights Committee. Kate Plows, a journalism teacher, media adviser and art teacher at Malvern (Pennsylvania) Preparatory School, was selected as a 2018 Special Recognition Adviser. Plows took over advising duties for the Blackfriar Chronicle newspaper and The Friar’s Lantern website in 2012 after 12 years teaching art. She adapted quickly to teaching and advising student media with help from 1998 National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year Kathy Zwiebel through the JEA Mentorship Program. Her students have won several awards, including a 2016 Silver Crown from CSPA. Plows will receive a plaque and subscription to WSJ.com. The selection panel for the honors included Lori Keekley, 2016 Teacher of the Year from St. Louis Park (Minnesota) High School; Mark Goodman, Knight Chair in Scholastic Journalism at Kent (Ohio) State University; Linda Shockley, managing director, Dow Jones News Fund; Edmund J. Sullivan, Executive Director, Columbia Scholastic Press Association and Laura Widmer, Executive Director, National Scholastic Press Association.