2011 Award Winners
Elizabeth Palmer teaches at duPont Manual High School in Louisville, Kentucky. Palmer is currently offering courses in photojournalism, desktop publishing, multi-media, oversees the production of manualredeye.com, and advises duPont Manual’s yearbook, The Crimson. Underneath Palmer’s direction, the 2009 and 2010 volume of The Crimson were awarded the Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Crown. These volumes of The Crimson were also recognized as Pacemaker Award Finalists, respectively. In 2009, Ms. Palmer won the James L. Highland Media Adviser of the Year Award, presented by the WKU School of Journalism and the Kentucky High School Media Institute. Other awards include the Rising Star Award from the Journalism Education Association (JEA) and the Jefferson County Teachers Association Schoolhouse Award. She currently serves as the JEA Kentucky State Director.
Palmer focused her undergraduate studies in journalism at the
University of Georgia and the University of Louisville. She later
received her Master’s of Arts in Teaching from University of
Louisville and has obtained post-graduate credit from the
Reynold’s High School Journalism Institute from the
University of Texas in Austin.