Outstanding Journalist honor awarded to Timberline’s Greta Forslund

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Outstanding Journalist honor awarded to Timberline’s Greta Forslund

Greta Forslund is a three-year veteran of the Timberline journalism program.

Greta Forslund is a three-year veteran of the Timberline journalism program.

Pete Kendall

Greta Forslund is a three-year veteran of the Timberline journalism program.

Pete Kendall

Pete Kendall

Greta Forslund is a three-year veteran of the Timberline journalism program.

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Timberline High School senior Greta Forslund has been named this year’s recipient of the Washington Journalism Education Association’s Lu Flannery Outstanding Journalist Award.  Forslund received her award of a $2,000 scholarship at the WJEA State conference in Seattle March 16.

Forslund is a three-year veteran of the Timberline journalism program and this year serves as Editor-in-Chief of The Blazer newsmagazine as well as its online and social media accounts.

Blazer adviser Chris Groen describes Forslund as “responsible, resilient, able to engage at both the visionary and detail-oriented levels and successful in both an academic and workplace environment.”

In her application portfolio Forlund displayed her wide range of journalistic talents including reporting, design and photography. She organized and is currently overseeing a year-long investigation of homelessness and its effect on Timberline students and the greater Olympia community in an issue due out later this month.

The Blazer staff conducts themselves professionally and reports evenly and fairly, which is a direct reflection of Greta’s leadership,” Timberline principal Paul Dean said. “She has earned the respect and appreciation of her peers and the staff at Timberline through her consistency and drive to make The Blazer a publication the entire community can be proud of.”

Forslund plans to attend the Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University’s Honors College.

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