Student publications staffs gain experience at KSPA

Trevelle Means, Staff Writer

On September 19, the Iola journalism and yearbook classes got to represent Iola High School at the Kansas Scholastic Press Association’s (KSPA) annual fall conference at Kansas University (KU). The KSPA fall conference gathers top-notch journalists and photographers from all over the country to create a team to give specialized seminars. They give the seminars at different colleges throughout the United States for journalism students to attend and learn more about the different aspects of journalism.

Senior Karima Hall went to KSPA and attended four seminars throughout the day. The first was “Visual Devices for Photography,” second was “Hello to Trello,” then a “Tour of the Journalism School,” and she lastly went to a panel called “Being a Jayhawk Journalist.”

“My favorite was ‘Being a Jayhawk journalist,’” said Hall. This year at the KSPA fall conference, there were more than 50 different schools attending. “That is the most students I’ve seen at KSPA since I’ve been in high school.” Hall has been attending KSPA since she was a freshman in high school.

17 of Iola’s 23 journalism and yearbook students attended KSPA this year.