By Reporter Staff
For the fourth time in as many years, Reporter Staff Writer Richard Bammer has been named a winner of a writing competition sponsored by the California Teachers Association.
Unlike in previous years, Bammer this year earned honors in more than one category, competing in the Community Daily Newspaper class, for publications with up to 100,000 subscribers.
In the feature story category, a panel of professional journalists cited “Holocaust lessons taught with re-enactments” for a John Swett Award for Media Excellence. Bammer’s detailed, colorful story focused on Buckingham Charter Magnet High School history teacher Dave Hawkins’ one-day lesson in which he brought to dramatic life for the students, in the confines of his classroom and outdoors at the Bella Vista Road campus in Vacaville, a vision of the Holocaust’s horrors.