Saint Clement School teacher Paul Nelson will be taking a group of students to the JEA/NSPA convention for the first time this week in Boston.
Nelson teaches computer science, photography, videography and web design at Saint Clement, a private school in Medford, Mass., just outside Boston, and also coordinates the yearbook and newspaper.
Cynthia Sillas is not interested in a career in journalism at this time, but the senior at Jordan High School in Los Angeles sure is glad she’s in the journalism program at her school.
“Well, our journalism teacher makes us write a lot – from newspaper articles (and) interviews to fliers, and the list goes on, but all this writing helped me improve my SAT writing scores by 40 points, which I’m really thrilled,” Sillas said.
More than 5,500 attendees are expected this week at the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention in Boston, which will be one of the largest crowds ever for the fall conference.
The host organizations are expecting full sessions, especially for the keynotes on Thursday night and Friday afternoon.
Our latest Yearbooks Blog 50 Scholars Q&A is with Tyler Paley from Communications High School in Wall, N.J.
Paley plans on pursuing broadcast journalism in college and as a career, and feels as though he is “always thinking like a journalist.”
Looking to make journalism their careers some day, three students from Oakmont Regional High School in Ashburnham, Mass., will be taking in some intensive sessions next week during the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention in Boston.
Tristan Beam, Ryan Normile and Macayla Varieur will be attending the convention thanks in part to Walsworth’s 50 Scholars program. Walsworth is partnering with NSPA and JEA to pay the registration fees for 50 scholarship winners, and essays by the three earned them each a scholarship.
Once again this year, Walsworth Yearbooks is partnering with NSPA and JEA to sponsor the 50 Scholars program at next week’s Fall National High School Journalism Convention in Boston.
Over the next week, we’ll try to give you a closer look at some of this fall’s scholarship winners and all the fun and learning that will go on at the convention with Q&A’s, articles and videos.