Journalism sophomore, June Santos, works on the yearbook spread he has to complete for his write-off competition before the upcoming trip to San Francisco. Photo Credit: Hailey Basner
Journalism students, along with their adviser Mr. Matthew LaPorte, will be leaving for a trip to San Francisco on Apr. 24 to attend workshops and improve their skills in specific areas including yearbook and news skills.
“Students will be participating in an all-day intensive workshop on a specific area of journalism, such as writing opinion stories, improve their online story writing skills, Photoshop etc.,” LaPorte said.
When in San Francisco, students will find out if their online news site won for the NSPA Online News Site Pacemaker for this year. Along with this memorable event, they will also be traveling to Alcatraz and doing some shopping in the downtown area of San Francisco.
“I am really excited to have a vacation from both Las Vegas and school. Since I have never been to San Francisco, this is going to be an exciting trip,” freshman Brittnie Truax said.
Class has resumed as normal after completing the yearbook. Students have been diligently working to maintain the website, starting to create modules and designs for next year’s yearbook and studying for write offs.
“Class has been hectic these past couple weeks. Working on the website, finishing stories on-time, preparing for San Francisco, etc. but it’s all worth it in the end,” freshman Jenika Chiang said.