Kirkwood, MO (KSDK) - The Society of Professional Journalists is honoring a local high school teacher as outstanding educator and contributions to the field of journalism education with its Distinguished Teaching in Journalism Award.
Kirkwood High School teacher Mitch Eden advises the school's yearbook and newspaper, both of which have earned awards during his tenure.
Eden, who has advised high school publications for more than 16 years, has been working at Kirkwood High School for five years. His family awards an annual $500 scholarship to students who exhibit strong leadership skills.
The Society of Professional Journalists, founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, promotes the free flow of information and works to inspire and educate future generations of journalists.