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Newsies to take on KSPA

posted Feb 3, 2016, 9:42 AM by Unknown user

Every year, the Kansas Scholastic Press association hosts five different journalism competitions throughout the state for students in 1A-6A schools. Conway Springs High School news website and yearbook staff members will be competing in the competition. This is the second year since 2010 that Conway Springs will be participating.

News website and yearbook staffs were assigned to the KSPA Regional competition at Emporia State University with other 3A and 4A schools. The competition is on Feb. 25 and will begin at 9 a.m. The students will leave CSHS parking lot in a suburban at 6:45 a.m.

“I strongly dislike having to leave so early because I am not a morning person at all,” junior news website staff member Melissa Chaffin said.

There are 10 on-site categories at KSPA, including Copy Editing, Sports Writing, Editorial Cartoon, and News Writing. There are also 10 carry-in submissions, or digital submissions, which include Academic Photography, Advertising, Infographics, and Yearbook Layout.

“I think how I do will reflect my effort, and I intend on giving a quality effort,” senior news website staff member Romi Huggins said.

There are seven students from the news website going to the on-site KSPA contest and eight students submitting carry-ins, including junior yearbook design editor Bre Akiu.

“It’s something new, and I thought I might as well try it,” Akiu said.

News website sponsor Tamara Salisbury said she was looking forward to the competition.

“We have some really talented students so I think they will do well,” Mrs.Salisbury said. “We have a good chance to place.”





News website and yearbook staff

KSPA Regional Competition

Feb. 25

Emporia State University