The Student News Site of Gretna East High School

The Wingspan

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The Student News Site of Gretna East High School

The Wingspan

The Student News Site of Gretna East High School

The Wingspan


Welcome to “The Wingspan,” the official student news website of Gretna East High School, proudly brought to you by Gretna East Media. Established in 2023, both the school and our online platform are committed to delivering timely and accurate news, events, and features to the entire Gretna East community in Omaha, Nebraska.

Mission Statement: At Gretna East Media, our mission is to provide a dynamic and comprehensive news outlet that fosters a sense of community and communication within Gretna East High School. We are dedicated to delivering high-quality, student-produced journalism that informs, entertains, and inspires. Through responsible reporting and ethical journalism practices, we aim to empower our readers and contribute positively to the educational environment of our school.

Adviser: Ranae Duncan

Address: Gretna East High School 18102 Lincoln Rd, Omaha, NE 68136

Accreditations: Gretna East Media is proud to be a member of the following esteemed organizations:

  • Nebraska High School Press Association
  • Journalism Education Association
  • National Scholastic Press Association

Our Commitment: “The Wingspan” is more than just a news site; it is a platform for student journalists to explore their passion for reporting and storytelling. We strive to deliver accurate and reliable information while upholding the principles of integrity, fairness, and objectivity in our reporting. We take pride in our commitment to highlighting the diverse voices, talents, and accomplishments of our students, faculty, and staff.

Get Involved: Gretna East Media welcomes all students who are interested in journalism, reporting, photography, videography, podcasting, sports and graphic design to join our team. We believe in nurturing the next generation of storytellers and providing a strong environment for growth and learning.

Letters to the Editor: At “The Wingspan,” we believe in fostering an open and inclusive platform for our readers to express their thoughts, opinions, and concerns. We welcome Letters to the Editor as an opportunity for members of the Gretna East community to engage in meaningful dialogue and share their perspectives.

Whether you have a response to an article, want to raise awareness about a particular issue, or simply have a unique insight to contribute, we encourage you to submit your Letters to the Editor. All submissions will be reviewed by our editorial team to ensure they adhere to our guidelines of respectful and constructive discourse.

Guidelines for Submitting Letters to the Editor:

  1. Keep it Respectful: We value diverse viewpoints, and we ask that all submissions remain respectful and free from personal attacks or offensive language.
  2. Stay on Topic: Letters should pertain to topics and issues relevant to Gretna East High School or the broader community.
  3. Word Limit: To ensure that we can accommodate a variety of submissions, letters should be concise and typically not exceed 300 words.
  4. Include Your Information: All letters must include the writer’s full name, grade (if applicable), and contact information. Anonymous submissions will not be accepted.
  5. No Commercial or Promotional Content: Letters should focus on addressing issues or sharing opinions rather than promoting products, businesses, or events.

How to Submit:

  • Please fill out this Google Form to submit your Letter to the Editor. Our team will review the submissions, and if selected, your letter may be featured on our website or in the next edition of “The Wingspan.”
  • By writing Letters to the Editor, you become an active participant in shaping the conversations that matter most to our school community. We look forward to hearing from you and sharing your valuable insights with our readers.
  • Join us in making “The Wingspan” a space for thoughtful exchange and community engagement. Together, let’s continue to elevate the voice of Gretna East High School.

Stay Connected: To stay up-to-date with the latest news, features, and events at Gretna East High School, visit, and follow us on social media for exclusive content, behind-the-scenes peeks, and more.

Thank you for being a part of “The Wingspan” community “where knowledge reigns and news takes flight.”

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