Monday, February 29, 2016

Homestead High School journalism adviser Nick Ferentinos dies

Ferentinos
A memorial service for longtime high school journalism adviser Nick Ferentinos will be held at Homestead High School, 21370 Homestead Road in Cupertino, on Saturday, March 5 at 1:30 pm in the school's auditorium. A reception in the school's cafeteria will follow the service.

Ferentinos, 73, was the faculty adviser for Homestead's student newspaper, the Epitaph, from 1976 to 1994. He died Jan. 25 from lung cancer.

The organizers are asking for photographs for a slideshow. Please click here to upload photos, RSVP for the service, and learn more about the scholarship created in his memory.

In lieu of flowers, Nick's wife Dina is asking that contributions be made to a scholarship in Nick's name.
Here's a profile of Ferentinos that appeared in the Mercury News.

The Journalism Education Association of Northern California said Ferentinos will be remembered as among the most significant advisers in California history for his role as a champion of student press rights.

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