Eighteen Southport High School journalism students attended the National Scholastic Press Association Convention in Boston. The group attended classes taught by renowned high school and college educators and by professional journalists.
The students also competed in write-off competitions at the convention in Boston. Competing against some of the best high school journalists in the country, SHS students won eight awards. Winning “Honorable Mention” awards were Tori Updike in editorial writing, Rachael Samm in copy editing and headline writing, Jordan Gamble in yearbook copy and caption for clubs, and Maddison Bethel-Brown in yearbook sports photography. Winning “Excellent” awards were Caitlyn Jones in newswriting and Katie Hinh in review writing. Winning “Superior” awards (the highest award given) were Jesse Roller in portrait photography and Casey Smith in feature writing. Great job, journalists!