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Journalism staffs compete in regional KSPA

posted Mar 27, 2018, 9:50 AM by Unknown user

As part of their weekly assignments and posts, members of The Cardinal Times news website staff and The Talon yearbook staff competed in the annual regional contest, sponsored by the Kansas Scholastic Press Association (KSPA). KSPA is an event where 3A and 4A journalists from around the area can compete in a variety of topics revolving around writing, design and photography.

The event was scheduled for Feb. 22 at Emporia State University. However, due to poor weather conditions, participating students from Conway Springs did not travel to Emporia and instead made up their submission the following Sunday and Monday at CSHS.

“I wish we went to Emporia to get out of school, but it was still okay at the high school,” sophomore Karley Mooneyham said.

Despite the conditions and changes, the staff worked on their assignments and their submissions. The staff’s work resulted in seven qualifiers for state KSPA. The qualifiers are seniors Carissa Brozovich, Amanda Smith and Clarissa Snow; junior Alivia Lange; and sophomores Stephanie Brozovich, Adyson Koster and Rachel Ward.

“It wasn’t as hard as I thought it was going to be, but it was still difficult,” Koster said.

The competition grows as the members approach and prepare for state, which will be held at the University of Kansas on May 5, where they will have another opportunity to compete in what they enjoy doing.

“I like the class and writing and getting to compete as journalists,” Smith said.

Along with their weekly assignments and posts, The Cardinal Times Online staff prepare for regional KSPA. Photo by Neal Zoglmann.