Kuchno receives national advisor recognition


Mr.Jeff Kuchno works with broadcast students Max Rodenbeck (12) and Taylor Zapf (12).

Journalism advisor Mr. Jeff Kuchno dedicates his time to the OHS yearbook, newspaper and broadcast staffs. He was recognized nationally this week for his hard work by being awarded a Special Recognition Broadcast Adviser honor by the Journalism Education Association.

Kuchno began advising the OHS broadcast program in 2009 when it was just a club. Now it is a popular class with over double the amount of students. He has provided a strong journalism foundation for his former students and has created a lasting impression.

“I could not think of anyone more deserving of national recognition as a journalism advisor than Mr. Kuchno,” former student and current University of Missouri- Columbia Journalism student Hannah Hoffmeister said. “He handles the entire journalism program.. and has more than prepared me for the J-School.”

Kuchno will be recognized for his accomplishments on Nov. 18 at the JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention in Dallas.

“This award is a reflection on the many outstanding students I have had a chance to teach,” Kuchno said. “It is truly a blessing to have the opportunity to guide students through the journey of a ‘real-life’ hands-on experience.”