Three Penny Press


We are accepting applications for the 2020-21 school year. Please print this application and complete in pen. Bring in person to ROOM 340 during Cardinal Hour by February 28, 2020.  PRINT VERSION OF APPLICATION HERE  If you prefer to complete your application electronically, click HERE.

Learn how you can travel and compete in state and national student journalism competitions, earn membership into the Quill and Scroll, the international high school journalism honor society, and be a part of the voice of Bellaire High School.

WHO SHOULD APPLY?  Students who are entering 10-12th grade. Anyone who wants to write about things that matter. Anyone who wants to tell the stories of Bellaire students and teachers. Tell the the stories that need to be told.  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.


  • Strong writers and readers.
  • Reporters, photographers, copy editors, graphic designers, artists, social media/digital leaders, business managers or anyone who wants to learn these skills.
  • Students interested in learning broadcast journalism, become a high school news anchor, creating videos, and hosting podcasts.
  • Students who thrive in a fast-paced independent deadline-driven environment classroom lab.
  • Positive “I can learn it” and “I will try it” attitudes.
  • Students who are open to becoming proficient in every area of multimedia journalism.
  • Students who want to write about things that matter.
  • Students interested in building a portfolio by publishing your work in the Three Penny Press.

For more information, contact adviser Lillian Harris at [email protected] You can also visit our  “About Us” page and stop by Room 340 during lunch to visit in person.

The student news site of Bellaire High School