Gil Chesterton, 83

Gil Chesterton, former journalism adviser at Beverly Hills High School and CNPA’s Journalism Educator of the Year in 1978, died May 18, 2017. He was 83.

Chesterton taught and advised journalism at Beverly Hills High for 33 years. He also was a longtime director of the Newspaper by the Bay summer high school workshop at Stanford and an instructor and director of the California Scholastic Journalism Association (CSPA) Workshop for high school students at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Read CSPA’s remembrance here.

Elsewhere: “I’ve run each of my publications just as Mr. C had.” (Gaby Herbst, former Chesterton student and current Beverly Hills High adviser)