PHS Newspaper Staff Wins Awards at Deseret News Conference

By Megan Ballamis
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On February 13 the Payson High School newspaper staff went to UVU for the Deseret News and the UVU Review Newspaper Conference to have the experience to learn from experienced journalists. There were workshops where journalism students could chose different topics to lean about areas of journalism. Each topic had to do with how to improve on a certain part of writing whether it was hot to make a feature article or how to edit your article so that it makes sense.

The conference included a competition to celebrate student journalists’ work. Payson High School won 3 awards. The awards they received were 2 place for overall newspaper design, Honorable mention for front page design, and Jayden Worwood got 1 place overall for graphic design.

                “Traditionally we don’t win many awards for design, but we have a lot of good design talent this year as well as writing talent. I’m proud of the hard work of our newspaper staff and that we are competitive against larger, more well-funded schools,” said newspaper advisor Krystal Baker.

                The UVU, Desert News Conference was a great opportunity for us as a newspaper staff to hear from experienced journalists and to learn more about how to make our writing and design better.