WHSSPA moves conference to the capital

Laramie County Community College will host the Wyoming High School Press Association’s annual conference on Oct. 2.

For the first time since 1990, the conference will be leaving Casper and relocating to Cheyenne due to logistical errors and problematic technology at the previous locations. The conference is expected to bring 200 high school students from across the state.

“LCCC will offer students a better learning environment and a better opportunity to use more advanced facilities,” said Jake Sherlock, a mass media and journalism instructor at LCCC

Activities such as hands-on practice with publishing and broadcast software, workshops ran by the region’s top media professionals, and a crash course in photography by a professional photographer will be available. The speaker for the 2017 conference will be Carrie Faust, a journalism instructor and high school media advisor at Smoky Hills High School in Aurora, Colorado.

Wingspan Student Media will also host a movie night for the conference attendees on Oct. 1.

For more information contact Jake Sherlock at (307) 778-1109 or jsherloc@lccc.wy.edu.

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My name is Logan Harrison, I am 21 years old. I was born in the great city of Minot, North Dakota. My father had been sent to the Minot Air Force base, where we lived for four years after I was born. In the year 2000, my father was reassigned to the the F.E. Warren Air Force Base where we ended up staying in smelly, outdated air force housing for three or four years until we moved off the base. I attended Anderson Elementary school and then enrolled into the East High system where I attended Carey Jr. High for three years. After graduating from East High in 2014, I received a scholarship to Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington, Wyoming, to compete on the golf team. During my time there we went to back-to-back National Championships and took second in the region my freshman year, and during my sophomore season we won the Region IX title. I always love a good meal with good company, and I enjoy hanging out and talking with friends and family. I will never pass up an opportunity to pet a dog or any pet. This past winter I took a trip to St. Thomas Island in the Virgin Islands where I stayed with a friend of mine and worked as a kayak guide for seven weeks. That whole experience is something I encourage everyone to do. Get out of your comfort zone and explore a new environment, culture, food, and activities. I went kayaking, snorkeling, and hiking almost everyday. The highlight of my time there was scuba diving, swimming with sharks and exploring an old shipwreck. The ocean is surprisingly very peaceful and magical when you finally reach the bottom. The whole experience taught me that life doesn't actually start until you reach the end of your comfort zone.

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