Grove named Mississippi High School Journalist of the Year

This year’s Mississippi High School Journalist of the Year is Garret Grove of St. Joseph Catholic School in Madison, Miss. Grove was selected from a pool of 20 student applicants based on the strength of his comprehensive online portfolio.

Grove will now advance to the national level of the Journalism Education Association’s High School Journalist of the year competition, where he will compete for up to $3,000 in scholarship award money.

“This was an extremely close race, but Garret’s incredible talent and the depth of his experience in both print and multimedia journalism made him a clear choice to be the standard-bearer for our state,” Mississippi Scholastic Press Association director R.J. Morgan said.

As Mississippi’s top scholastic journalist, Grove will headline a new, select group of yet-to-be-announced All-Mississippi honorees at MSPA’s spring statewide convention at the University of Mississippi on April 1. This is the first year MSPA has bestowed All-Mississippi recognition.

Grove plans to study Broadcast Journalism in college and attributes much of his success to his adviser Terry Cassreino.

Grove’s winning portfolio can be found here.