James Yoakley, former newspaper and yearbook advisor at Lenoir City high school, named the 2012 Adult Courage in Student Journalism Award recipient by the Student Press Law Center in Washington, D.C.

And here's the SPLC news release on the matter, which also names a group of Kentucky students with the student award.

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News Sentinel editor Jack McElroy also deserves credit for being first to publish the atheism editorial and the story on the yearbook flap. AP picked up the stories from the Sentinel.

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