KSPA Regional Journalism Competition – results, mixed emotions
Tyler DeForest, Staff Writer
March 30, 2012
Filed under News
On Thursday, Feb. 23, thirteen Louisburg Yearbook and Newspaper students represented our school at the KSPA Regional Journalism competition at Emporia State University. As far as placings went, Maggie Perkins, junior, got first place in Photo Illustration and third in Student Life Photography; Connor Philgreen, junior, got first in Academics Photography; Emma Dewitt, senior, got third in Yearbook Copy Writing and Sports photography; and Mathew Parodi, freshman, came third in Headline Writing.
This event happens yearly, and some who attended this year also attended the previous year.
“There were a lot more people this year, and everybody was in one room, but least year we were spread out and I feel like this year was more intimidating because of that,” Caitlyn McSweeney, junior, said.
It is safe to say that it seems as though this year was a much tenser atmosphere than the previous year. Results were not posted until March 9.
“I don’t know, it was harder than last year, but even if I don’t place, I still had fun,” Jaden Scott, junior, said.
Regardless of the atmosphere of increased difficulty, the event definitely had its perks.
“I think the best part was after, because I didn’t really know what to expect before. It felt relaxing afterwards,” Brittni Collins, junior, said.
All in all, the Journalism team did pretty well this year, placing first in two subjects, and third in four subjects.