Monday, November 16, 2015

Knight Writers Find Fun & Success at National Conference in Orlando

Daniel Jewell, Michael Ecker, Ben Murray, Joe Budd, Patrick Halpin
Ten journalism students from the publications team traveled to Orlando Florida to attend the NSPA/JEA National Convention along with 6000+ journalism students from all over the country this past weekend.  They spent two days attending workshops and keynotes, as well as competing in a write off contest where 2300 out of the 6000+ attendees competed for three levels of distinction in several categories.  Only 721 out of these 2300 were awarded distinctions.  

Joe Budd, Daniel Jewell, Michael Ecker,  and Ben Murray got honorable mentions in the follow categories:
Joe Budd-Commentary
Daniel Jewell-Feature Writing
Michael Ecker-News Writing
Ben Murray- Editorial Writing

And Patrick Halpin took a Superior in Sports Writing which is the highest category.  This is a first for Mount Michael in a national journalism competition.