Three Penny Press


NOTE: We are now accepting our second round of applications. The deadline has been extended to Friday, April 16 at midnight. The application process will close after April 16.To be considered, please complete this application . 

Incoming 2021-22 staff members should have the following on file: Application, essay, teacher recommendations and evidence of attending at least one (virtual or in person) summer camp and/or zoom session(s).

Three Penny Press is a 5.0 credit class.

Watch “Journalism is the Subject of the Future” to see how high school journalism can help you.  


WHO SHOULD APPLY?  Aspiring journalists, graphic designers, sports writers, graphic designers, business minded folks and video editors. Students who are entering 10-12th grade. Has your English teacher told you that you have strong voice in your writing? Consider becoming a newspaper reporter on the “Three Penny Press” where you can write for an audience.


  • Anyone who thrives in a fast-paced exciting, energetic and fun team that functions as the eyes, ears and voice of Bellaire.
  • Positive “I can learn it” and “I will try it” attitudes.
  • Strong writers and readers.
  • Overall strong students (you must be passing every class) with solid attendance.
  • Reporters, sports writers, photographers, copy editors, graphic designers, artists, social media/digital leaders, business managers or anyone who wants to learn these skills.
  • Experienced video editors.  Become a high school news anchor, create videos and  podcasts.
  • Students who are open to becoming proficient in every area of multimedia journalism.
  • Aspiring writers who want to build a portfolio by publishing your work. 

For more information, contact adviser Lillian Harris at [email protected] or you can also visit our  “About Us” page.

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