Portage High School Yearbook Staff Travels to Ball State

Portage-High-School-SignMembers of the Portage High School newspaper and yearbook staffs traveled to Ball State University on April 24 for their annual High School Journalism Day. While there, students listened to keynote speaker Bobby Hawthorne, author of “The Radical Write,” give tips on strong writing and reporting skills. They also attended three workshops gain valuable writing, design and photography advice. Attending the event were juniors Mary Clancy, Sam Smith and Hallie Vanover, and sophomores Taylor Calhoun, Grace Steorts and Becca Wireman.

Additionally, members of the staffs entered the Ball State Journalism Day Contests and brought home the following awards:
Haley Crnarich: Feature Photo, Superior and Honorable mention
Marko Mavrovic: Review Writing, Excellent
Legend (yearbook) Staff: Traditional Yearbook Design, Excellent
Pow Wow (newspaper) Staff: Newspaper Overall, Excellent
Nick Blue and Taylor Clemens: Print Front Page Design, Honorable Mention
Ela Pascua: Alternative Story Design, Honorable Mention
Lydia Gerike: Opinion Story, Honorable Mention
Nick Blue: Personality Feature, Honorable Mention