Student News Site Receives Grant


Brooklyn Hargis, Shaillee Ross, Steve Valadez, Shaynae Smith, Isaac McCalip, Lana Hindbaugh and Crishawn Thompson are the first Elk Chronicle Team for the 2018-2019 school year.

Shailee Ross, Sports Editor

High School students have published a new website this year where readers can find student-created content.

The site launched at the beginning of the school year. The Elk Chronicle is used to update students, staff, family and community about the happenings at Elk City High School. It includes sports schedules and rosters along with events. Readers can find news, academics, features, sports, student voice and photography categories. On the home page, there is a showcase with the most recent stories and events.

Contributors to the page include a team of staff writers, editors and photographers from yearbook and media classes working together to keep the Elk Chronicle updated and organized. The most important part of the website is the work that the team puts in to inform and entertain everyone who uses the site.

“I feel like the website is a great place for parents and students to find information on whatever is going on in the school; whether it’s sports, clubs, or any other school activities,” said Sports Writer, Steve Valdez.

At the beginning of last school year, Mrs. Latia Murray applied for a grant through Oklahoma Scholastic Media to start an online, student publication. The media program was awarded the grant and received $3,500 to begin the publication. She attended a grant workshop at OU over the summer to learn more about the planning and implementation of the website.

More information about the grant can be found at