BUCKHANNON — After starting as a staff writer eight months ago, Morgan Hinzman, of Buckhannon, has been named Editor for The Record Delta.
Hinzman, originally from Jane Lew, has lived in Buckhannon for the past five years after meeting now husband Jacob Hinzman. She has worked tirelessly to build connections and relationships within the community since joining The Record Delta team back in April. One of the most recent, large projects taken on by Hinzman is the Visiting Station series, which have continued to highlight different volunteer stations around Upshur County. The finale of that project is set to publish in the coming week.
Hinzman graduated from Lewis County High School (LCHS) in 2014 with honors in the top percentage of her class. While attending LCHS, Hinzman was a proud member of the LCHS’s The Blue & Grey Newspaper and the National Honor Society. Hinzman was also an active player for the LCHS Varsity Tennis team for four years and a proud member of the LCHS Marching Band.
“Morgan did a great job for the schools newspaper. She never shied away from an article and was able to write and feature awesome stories while also including her own photography,” said Leslie White, LCHS English Teacher and The Blue & Grey Newspaper Faculty Advisor.
“Morgan is very outgoing, kind and opinionated, but she never forced her opinions on others, and you always knew where you stood with her,” continued White. “I wish her the very best. We look at Lewis and Upshur as a rivalry but when good things happen, we’re one big family, just separated by miles.”
After graduating, Hinzman went on to further her education at Marshall University but soon returned home to be with family. She continued her education at West Virginia Wesleyan College where she focused her major in Criminal Justice. With the new promotion, Hinzman is looking to return to college to further her education and focus on journalism.
For years, Hinzman worked in multiple different restaurants quickly making her way to the top rank in many cases. After a total of seven years in the food service industry, she decided on a change of scenery, landing her at The Record Delta. Since starting, Hinzman has worked her way to the top of the food chain by implementing her own photography and using her own writing style in a new format.
Hizman officially started as Editor on Monday, December 6. To reach Hinzman directly, email [email protected] or [email protected] The paper looks forward to all the new ideas Hinzman plans to introduce.