RCHS journalists attend national convention
RCHS students pose in front of the Christmas tree at the Mall of America in Minneapolis during the convention.
Article by Charlie Melbye with photo by Rob Rathbun
Eleven student journalists from Rock Canyon High School (RCHS) attended the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota November 17 through November 20. Staff members from The Rock, Black & Gold, and RCTV braved the cold weather and attended sessions all weekend to learn from advisers all over the country.
“It was a really productive conference. I found the sessions to be informative, and everyone that went will be able to take home something to improve the yearbook,” said RCHS senior and co-editor-in-chief of Black & Gold, Karly Hanson.
At the end of the convention, awards were given to top publications from schools that were present at the convention, with categories for broadcasts, newspapers, newsmagazines, and yearbooks. Attendees from RCHS were excited to hear when Black & Gold won sixth Best in Show for last year’s book, and The Rock won tenth Best in Show for last month’s issue, out of approximately 400 schools attending the convention.
“It was really exciting that our book did so well! It was a pleasant surprise to see that it won an award,” said Hanson.