2020 aspa

state convention wrap up

The 2020 Alabama Scholastic Press Association State Convention theme was about teaching students to amplify their voice. Since most middle and high school students cannot vote this election year, we want to show them how to use their school media to amplify their voice. Sessions focused on social media, broadcasting, creative writing and literary magazines, radio and podcasts, censorship and thorough coverage.

Thank you to our almost 400 participants
for making this year's convention so special!   

Sparkman High School: Spirit Award 

ASPA students visited the commercial TV station on campus, WVUA23, for onsite news and sports
anchor competitions, and gained some hands-on experience with some
of the equipment. 

Patricia Hinman leads a session on yearbook caption writing 

Abby Jaillet from 
Clay-Chalkville
High School accepts the Susie DeMent Advisor
of the Year Award. 

Some of our talented students between sessions.

Students interview our keynote speaker, Malick Mercier, for the broadcast stand up onsite competition. 

Students during one of the 30+ sessions held during the convention. 

Session leader Dr. Butler Cain captivates students duing his session on media ethics.  

See you again next year! 

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