Teen Press

Teen Press is a journalism project developed with three area schools in Winona and La Crosse. Teen Press allows students to gain real life experience and develop writing and communication skills while building self confidence. This program has resulted in dozens of stories and video blogs on musicians associated with MWMF crafted by teenage writers.

Teen Press students from Longfellow Middlie School in La Crosse interviewed musicians connected to our video series MWMF Sessions.

Video interview Dr. Goon and the Daily Tribune

Video interview Them Coulee Boys

Teen Press students from Cotter School interviewed musicians and fans at Mid West Music Fest 2018 and 2019 in Winona. Click the links below to check out their amazing work.

Cotter Students Interview Blues Legend Jimmy “Duck” Holmes

Jaedyn James and Lily Campbell interview: “Be spontaneous!”

Beefy, cheesy, crunchy chewy: talking with General B. and The Wiz

As part of Mid West Music Fest Presents Event, Riveryway Community School’s Teen Press interviewed Margaret Butler from the band GGOOLLDD before a performance at the Root Note in La Crosse, WI. You can find the interview HERE.

Cotter News interviewing Scott Lochner

Cotter’s Teen Press interviews Scott Lochner of The People Brothers Band.

Riverway Teen Press Interviews Margaret Butler of GGOOLLDD

Lillian Whetstone (left) and Zane Al-Saeed (right) with Margaret Butler (second from right) Photo by Shantia Smith.

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the
Minnesota State Arts Board thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.