WBVO editor honored by Bay Village Schools, Ohio School Boards Association

Tara Wendell receives the Ohio School Boards Media Honor Roll award from Superintendent of Bay Village Schools, Clint Keener.

Tara Wendell, senior editor of the Westlake | Bay Village Observer, was honored at a recent Kiwanis meeting with The OSBA Media Honor Roll award for her excellence in working with the Bay Village City School District.

Schools superintendent Clint Keener presented the award, which states it is given for “fair and balanced education reporting, and exemplary service to our community.”

“Tara does a truly fine job of covering our annual State of the Schools presentation, with photos and quotes for each speaker. Her articles drive lots of traffic to our website, and people do watch the videos!” said Keener.

He added that Wendell also works with a number of Bay Village Schools students who like to write and publish under their own bylines. “It is a great opportunity for our students,” he said.

The Westlake | Bay Village Observer recently celebrated its fifth anniversary. It has grown considerably since it was started in 2008 by Tara Wendell and her father, Denny Wendell.

“We can always count on Tara to make room for the good news stories coming out of our school district,” said Keener. “We know our residents love the paper, and we now rely on it for reaching many of them on a regular basis.”

Wendell’s award was also covered recently in the Ohio School Boards Association monthly magazine, Journal.

Karen Derby

Director of Communications for the Bay Village City School District

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Volume 5, Issue 25, Posted 10:50 AM, 12.10.2013