9th place Best-in-Show designation awarded at JEA/NSPA Boston convention
Journalism students Jenika Chiang ('16), Tamara Navarro ('16), Alexandra Nedelcu ('15), Michelle Manuel ('14), Jacob Berroya ('14), Sahar Kanfi ('14), and Ricardo Reyes ('14) pose for a picture with their earned awards from the conference. Photo Credit: Hailey Basner
The annual fall JEA/NSPA conference took place from Nov. 13-17 in Boston, MA, a four day gathering of high school journalism students and advisors networking to share ideas and improve ways of writing and designing.
“Boston is so rich with culture, and our entire staff was amazed. You could just tell how happy everyone on the team was while we were there,” sophomore Alexandra Nedelcu said.
While attending the convention, students met with representatives from colleges and universities, took part in specialized workshops ranging from yearbook design to journalistic writing style, and received advice from experienced journalists, writers, and advisers.
“It was a lot of fun to be able to meet with other journalism kids from around the world and share ideas and learn,” junior Hailey Basner said.
In addition, the next JEA/NSPA conference, “Making Waves,” will take place in San Diego, CA, from April 10-13. It has also been announced that the following conference held in Fall 2014 will be located in Washington, DC, from Nov. 6-9.
“It was my first time attending the conference and I absolutely cannot wait to go to the next one! Hopefully we win even more awards,” sophomore Tamara Navarro said.