Linda Drake, the adviser at Chase County High School in Cottonwood Falls, is one of five NSPA Pioneer Award recipients for 2010. She will be honored Nov. 13 at the NSPA/JEA national convention in Kansas City, Mo.
Drake is also a member of the KSPA board, serving as an Area 3 representative. She is a member of the KSPA Hall of Fame, and has served as the organization’s president.
From the NSPA announcement:
“Linda Drake has taught journalism and advised publications at Chase County High School in Cottonwood Falls, Kan., for more than 37 years. She’s twice been president of Kansas Scholastic Press Association and was the 2008 JEA National Yearbook Adviser of the Year. She serves as JEA secretary and has been on NSPA’s board of directors since 2006. Drake is a frequent speaker at conventions and workshops.”