Christ School sent a contingent of 10 Greenies and three faculty members to the National High School Journalism Convention held November 20-24 in Washington, D.C.
Each day began at 8 a.m. and was filled with workshops, guest speakers, and contests. The Struan, Christ School’s literary and arts magazine, won an eighth place Best in Show award.
The boys befriended other students from across the country, discussing their common interests in a wide variety of media. The keynote speaker on opening night was Chuck Todd, the political director for NBC News and moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
Of course, sight-seeing was on the agenda. The group took photos around the National Mall on its final night after dinner.
“It has been a memorable trip. Great boys, interesting new information and fun times. It feels like we are returning, equipped to make new and better student media at Christ School,” said English teacher Mary Dillon, who is also the faculty advisor for our student newspaper, The Stump.
Along with Mrs. Dillon, English teacher Dr. Spenser Simrill and Digital Media Specialist/Christ School Broadcast Network director Ross Weathersbee ‘10 supervised the following students: Scott Brouse ‘23, Garrett Clapsaddle ‘21, William David ‘21, Caleb Fountain ‘21, Wilton Graves ‘21, Lux Haney-Jardine ‘20, Shawn Lin ‘23, Henry Lytle ‘23, Richard Lytle ‘20, and Billy Thackston ‘21.
The National High School Journalism Convention is the largest gathering of student journalists in the country and typically draws more than 5,000 attendees.