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Journalism Attends National Convention in KC

By Emma Risinger

From Thursday, April 4, through Saturday, April 6, PHS’s journalism staff attended their first national Journalism Education Association convention in Kansas City, Missouri.

Students had the opportunity to connect with over 2,500 other student journalists from 391 schools, 44 states and 3 countries.

“I really think it was eye opening for my students and myself to see how things work nationally,” said yearbook sponsor Crys Bauermeister. “We benefited so much from networking with other states and other schools in our state, and I will definitely plan to take groups back to a national JEA convention now that I see how much it has to offer.”

The convention kicked off with the Thursday night keynote featuring National Geographic photographer and Kansas native, Jim Richardson. The convention also offered hundreds of informative sessions on journalism and broadcasting topics, a college fair, the opportunity to network, and a chance to explore the city.

“I feel like the journalism [staff] had a lot more bonding,” said Brianna Rundell, explaining how much the trip brought the class together. “I had a lot of new experiences such as The Melting Pot.”

Students also stated that they got a lot of inspiration from the sessions they attended, giving them a fresh perspective and new ideas for future publications. 


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