Manual Students Awarded for Courage
Students at duPont Manual High School running an independent publication, The Red Pen, were recognized by Student Press Law Center for journalistic courage. In response to an administrative that prohibited publication of articles on controversial topics, including homosexuality, the students started an off-campus publication on their own. An adviser in Tennessee was also recognized for courage after being reassigned following his defense of a student's publishing an article on his coming out. Read more in the press release at SPLC's website.