Freshman editorial cartoonist Tuesday M.K. Kellogg recently received an honorable mention at the National Scholastic Press Association National Convention in Phoenix, Ariz. She and fellow classmates junior Kelsey Williams and sophomore Chad Speer and journalism teacher Donna Alvested attended numerous seminars.
Alvested presented a session on digital photography and the students competed on the national level against 4,000 high school students from across the country.
One of the highlights of the convention was to meet guest speaker Mary Beth Tinker who was a defendant in the Tinker vs. Des Moines case decided by the Supreme Court in the early 1970's. This case identified what freedoms students are guaranteed at school and set the rules for judging the limits of behaviors that might be in question.
Tuesday and thirteen other journalism students travel the first weekend in May to Kansas University to compete at the Kansas Scholastic Press Association State Competition.
This group is qualified in 23 categories against students from all across Kansas. There are 1100 students expected on the KU campus in Lawrence on Saturday.