On Oct. 15, 2014, Mt. Hebron’s school newspaper, The Mountain, published its online edition for the very first time, making the momentous leap into the Digital Age to accommodate the school’s more tech-savvy readers.
After countless hours of deliberation and editing, the Journalism class is proud to present this online version to supplement our print edition, which will still be distributed for Mt. Hebron’s 50th Anniversary Homecoming and in May 2015 to commemorate the graduating seniors with the annual Senior Issue.
Technology Education teacher Ms. Bernadette Bechta, who has been at Mt. Hebron for 18 years, was thrilled about the new site.
“I’m just so happy that the Journalism staff is so forward-thinking to do the paper in a digital format,” said Ms. Bechta. “It’s very reflective of the quality of the paper, which has always been outstanding.”
The goal of the online newspaper is to embrace student use of technology, especially as the “Bring Your Own Device” Policy, which was piloted at Mt. Hebron during the 2013-2014 school year, spreads to other schools in Howard County. The site aims to keep students up-to-date on school and local news. Throughout the year, articles will be published regularly.
“I think it’s more accessible to students this way and is a great resource for the community to find news about school happenings,” said sophomore Emma Kate Davis.
After many successful years as a print newspaper, this development is sure to change the way Mt. Hebron students stay “in the know.”
The Mountain staff sends its best wishes to all members of the Mt. Hebron community for a safe and successful school year and asks you to spread the word about our new publication format.