R-M names student columnists

From the Register-Mail:

The Register-Mail recently asked area high school students interested in writing a column for the Education section to submit a cover letter along with a sample column. During the 2009-10 school year, students, including freshmen, juniors and seniors, will write a monthly column offering a perspective rarely seen in a newsroom: the high school student. What follows is a list of the columnists, along with a brief bio….

Ashley LaGrow, 16, ROWVA High School junior

LaGrow ranked third in her class and was inducted into National Honor Society as a sophomore. She will be the clarinet section leader for both the concert and marching bands. She hopes to attend Knox College to major in instrumental music education. As she wrote in her essay, we hope asking her to write a column ends up working out to “our benefit.”