EHS newspaper, yearbook staffers to compete for state honors
Sixteen of Eudora High's newspaper and yearbook staffers will compete for state honors at the annual Kansas Scholastic Press Association competition. The competition is May 6 at Kansas University.
In February, students competed in categories ranging from photography, headline writing, story writing, advertising and design. Judges graded students based on accuracy, clear writing and deadline writing.
"They gave them three stories, and then said they wanted a headline to exact qualifications," said Jeannette Ewbank-Bryant, English teacher and adviser for the student paper. For writing, they gave them a flow sheet with the facts, and then they turned it into a story. It's probably more realistic in the journalism world, but in high school it's fun to see them do it under a little pressure."
Much of the work on the Cardinal Times and the yearbook is done by students, said photography adviser Matt Bova. In preparing for the competition, students received little help from instructors. Students shot their own pictures, and developed film at the school. Everything is done in-house except for the actual printing of both the yearbook and the newspaper.
"There's no consulting with the instructor on this one, as tempting as it is," Bova said. "I think there's something to be said about getting in there and working from the interior of the process. There's a whole chain of events there that I like."