Floyd Central journalists weren’t the only Highlanders honors at last week’s IHSPA state journalism convention at Franklin College on Oct. 21-22. FC principal Louie Jensen was officially named the IHSPA Indiana Administrator of the Year.
Jensen was honored for his consistent support of scholastic journalism and press freedoms, as well as his continual support for the Bagpiper and Bartizan staffs at Floyd Central. He will officially be presented with the award at the IHSPA First Amendment Symposium at the Indiana State House in Indianapolis on Wednesday, March 2.
Floyd Central is the only Indiana school to have two administrators honored by the IHSPA, as former principal John Marsh also received the award in 2002. Additionally, former New Albany High School principal Steve Sipes also received the award, making the New Albany-Floyd County School Corporation the only corporation in Indiana to have more than one administrator honored by the IHSPA.
We should all be proud that the NA-FC schools and administrators continue to support student press freedoms without administrative prior review and censorship.