2014 NEWSPA Conference information
The NEWSPA Board of Directors is putting together another outstanding Spring Conference for high school journalists and their advisers. The conference is Wednesday, April 9, on the UW Oshkosh campus.
Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the hallway area outside the Reeve Union Ballroom 227 on the second floor. Schools that have preregistered may pick up their packets at the registration tables. After registering, you may proceed to the first session, which starts at 8:30 a.m.
We will again offer sessions at three times — 8:30 a.m., 9:20 a.m. and 10:10 a.m. — and a keynote speaker at 11 a.m. Professional journalists and high school and college students and faculty will present the various 40-minute sessions. The advisers' meeting/luncheon will begin at 11:45 a.m. in Reeve Union 201.
The awards ceremonies start at 1 p.m. and should end around 1:30 p.m. The ceremony for small and medium schools will be held in Reeve Union Ballroom 227 B/C, and the large schools ceremony is in Reeve Union Ballroom 227 A/B.
This year NEWSPA is again offering a $500 scholarship to recognize the accomplishments and contributions of a deserving high school journalism student. The scholarship will be awarded to a student planning to attend UW-Oshkosh and major in a journalism field. NEWSPA is also hoping to offer a second scholarship, funded by the Wisconsin Newspaper Association, to be awarded to a student planning to major in a journalism field at any college. Check back here to see if funding was approved, and click on the Scholarship link on the left for more information. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2014.
NEWSPA is also offering FREE conference registration to two minority students and one minority adviser at each high school. The registration form must be filled out for each minority student and minority adviser attending the April 9 conference.
The conference program will be linked below closer to the date. Students are on their own for lunch. Reeve Memorial Union offers a variety of food in the food court, and there are also fast food places close to campus on Wisconsin Street.
In addition, we ask that you turn in a signed permission slip from all of your students attending so we can use their image online, in our newsletters and for other promotional activities. For those 18, they just need to sign it. Those under 18 will need a parent's signature.
Registration fees for the 2014 conference are as follows:
Preregistered member schools
- $8 per student
- $10 per adviser
Non-member & non-preregistered schools
- $15 per student
- $20 per adviser
A current list of paid member schools for 2013-2014 is available below at the membership link along with the membership form. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. I can be reached at 920-424-7145 or firstname.lastname@example.org or the main office at 920-424-1042 or email@example.com.
NEWSPA Executive Secretary
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