If you like to write, enjoy graphic design, or love using sophisticated software, a position on the staff of The Shield, Glenelg's student newspaper, might be right for you. Journalism II students hold Editor positions such as Op/Ed, Entertainment, News, Features, and Sports. Journalism III and IV Editors can apply for Editor-in-Chief or Assistant Editor-in-Chief. These students manage and publish the paper, overseeing all content and layout. Journalism offers exciting opportunities for many different leadership roles.
Ms. Chawkat teaches 11th grade English and Journalism. She graduated from Hanover College with B.A.s in English and Theater, and she earned her master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from McDaniel. Previously teaching in Virginia and in another Howard County school, Ms. Chawkat has been at Glenelg since 2006. A collector of Hello Kitty memorabilia and a lover of hand-me-down clothing, she also uses her background in theatre to collaborate with the drama department on occasion.