“She’s a rock star!” said one of the more than 350 high school journalists and their advisers who met Mary Beth Tinker at OSMA’s state convention April 5 & 6, 2013.
Not only did she present the keynote at the awards banquet, but she was also the speaker for the interview and commentary contests, and she was surrounded by students and advisers before and after all her presentations.
Tinker said she thought the students were pretty amazing, too, and thrilled at least one school when she noted some stories they wrote that showed they were standing up for themselves.
Watch the video here.
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