MG Kids Editor wins awards, sets sights even higher

We always thought journalism was a high calling. But MG Kids Editor Sharon Sheridan has found a higher one.

Sharon, who has done such wonderful work organizing children’s art festivals and recruiting cub reporters here at Morristown Green, is an aspirant for the priesthood studying at Drew University.

MG Kids Editor Sharon Sheridan has won the 2014 John Paterson Old Testament Studies Prize from the Drew Theological School. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

MG Kids Editor Sharon Sheridan has won the 2014 John Paterson Old Testament Studies Prize from the Drew Theological School. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

And she brings the same drive and passion to that endeavor. Evidence came recently when the theological school awarded Sharon its John Paterson Old Testament Studies Prize.

Sharon also has won a Polly Bond Award for feature writing from the Episcopal Communicators, for an article she wrote for the Episcopal News Service about an underground railroad re-enactment at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown.  (Her son, Carl Hausman, filed a lively MG Kids dispatch for us.)

Working for news organizations and working for God are not that different, according to Sharon. And she’s not just talking about the long hours and low pay.

“You need good communication skills, good writing skills and good listening skills” for both avocations, she said.

“I always thought journalism, at its best, is helping people. And that’s a form of ministry for me,”  Sharon explained. “I’m simply exploring a new avenue of ministry, a way to use the same gifts.”

Congratulations, Sharon.  Your future boss is a lucky deity.

HIGHER CALLING: MG Kids Editor Sharon Sheridan, right, with Virginia Samuel, former interim dean of the Drew Theological School. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

HIGHER CALLING: MG Kids Editor Sharon Sheridan, right, with Virginia Samuel, former interim dean of the Drew Theological School. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

 

 

 

 



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