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Newsies make headlines at KSPA

posted Mar 6, 2017, 9:08 AM by Jessica Mies   [ updated Mar 6, 2017, 9:09 AM ]

Students in news website and yearbook traveled to Emporia State University on Feb. 23 to compete in the 2017 Regional Journalism competition. The competition was hosted by the Kansas Scholastic Press Association. CSHS news website and yearbooks student competed in the 3A/4A division.

“Getting a smoothie from the restaurant that I went to was the best part,” sophomore Leah Reep said. “It was a good smoothie.”

Eleven students from CSHS qualified for State Journalism in 10 categories. The qualifying students are seniors Mary Berntsen, Melissa Chaffin, Jessica Mies, Zachary Schwarzenberger and Michelle Willson; juniors Makenna Beesley and Amanda Smith; and sophomores Maddie Koester, Jade Leslie and Brooke Pierce. Of those going to state, two were first place finishes, three were third places, and six were honorable mentions.

“I was honestly very shocked when I first heard that I got first,” Berntsen said.

The qualifiers will go on to the State competition hosted at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kan., on May 6.

    “I have never been to State before, so I’m excited to see what it is like,” Smith said.

In her first session, sophomore Maddie Koester finishes up her editorial cartoon. Koester placed third in editorial cartoon for KSPA. Photo credit: @KSPAstaff via Twitter.

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