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Journalism Students Attend Mississippi Scholastic Press Association Conference

Journalism students spent their Monday at the Mississippi Scholastic Press Association's annual conference at Ole Miss. In addition to attending workshops about how to grow in their craft, The Vision staff brought was awarded 22 certificates from the awards ceremony, far exceeding past numbers.

MSPA is made up of 67 schools, and the various contest categories combined bring in close to one thousand submissions. Like with the Oscars, to be a finalist means a story/photo/etc. has made it into the top-5 submissions (top-3 for the carry-in contest). From there, MSPA picks one winner. In the newspaper category, The Vision received the following recognition: 

Carry-In Contest (for work published after the Feb. 15 "Best of Mississippi" deadline):

News Photo--Gina Nguyen, Finalist

Feature Photo--Helen Peng, Winner

Headline--Davan Reece, Finalist

Lede--Davan Reece, Winner

Best of Mississippi (for work published between Feb. 16, 2018-Feb. 15, 2019)

Feature Story--Mariat Thankachan (c/o 2018), Finalist

Opinion Piece--Davan Reece, Finalist

Staff Editorial--Yousef Abu-Salah (c/o 2018), Winner

Review--Dairian Bowles, Finalist

Review--Hayden Stokley (c/o 2018), Finalist

Review--Helen Peng, Winner

Editorial Cartoon--Abigail Barker, Winner

Sports Story--Elijah Dosda, Winner

Sports Story--Victoria Gong, Finalist

News Photo--Gina Nguyen (x2), Finalist

Feature Photo--Gina Nguyen, Finalist

Feature Photo--Michelle Luo, Finalist

Sports Photo--Elijah Dosda, Winner

Page Design--Michelle Luo, Finalist

Best Online Presence--The Vision, Finalist

Best Social Media Presence--The Vision, Finalist

Adviser of the Year--Thomas Richardson, Finalist

Four juniors who have been selected to attend the 2019 Invitational Journalism Workshop for High School Students at Ole Miss this summer: Elijah Dosda, Gina Nguyen, Davan Reece, and Cameron Thomas.

Please congratulate these students when you see them, and keep reading The Vision!

Janie ShieldsComment