This is a high school journalism contest, and I have done judging for it in the past, which was great fun.
I was honored to be asked back again, and this year I am looking forward to it will extra eagerness because I want to become a journalism teacher myself. I look at this as an opportunity to see what high school students do so when I get to teach it I know in what direction to point my own students.
This will also be an opportunity to see old friends from my time as a WSU student, especially the folks down at my old stomping grounds of the student newspaper, The Sunflower.
Not to mention I will get to check up on the student journalists from my old high school, Canton-Galva High School.
Don’t worry, though. I won’t be showing any favoritism toward my old high school. While judging, all the entries are coded by numbers. I have no idea with what school the numbers match to. Besides, playing favorites would be wrong and rather unsavory. I want them to win on their own merits and not have the victory cheapened by dishonesty.
Once everything is said and done, I will try to post an update on how CGHS does and follow provide coverage of them competing at the state competition.