If you join the staff of the Voice, Harmony yearbook, or Raider Nation News, you will have the opportunity to travel to local and national conventions and be part of some of the best organizations in the nation. Here are some of the travel/convention opportunities HHS Media students have enjoyed over the years:
JEA/NSPA NATIONAL CONVENTION: In November, the HHS media staffs attend the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association’s National Convention. These conventions, the largest of their kind in the USA, bring students from the 50 states and overseas together to attend classes and swap ideas on making their publications better. We started attending these conventions in 2006, and they’ve taken us the following destinations:
- 2005: Chicago, Illinois
- 2008: St. Louis, Missouri
- 2010: Kansas City, Missouri
- 2011: Minneapolis, Minnesota
- 2012: San Antonio, Texas
- 2013: Boston, Massachusetts and San Francisco, California (spring)
- 2014: Washington, DC
- 2015: Orlando, Florida
- 2016: Indianapolis, Indiana
- 2017: Dallas, Texas
In the fall of 2018, the convention will return to Chicago for the first time since 2005.
COLUMBIA SCHOLASTIC PRESS ASSOCIATION: In December of 2016, The Voice newsmagazine/huntleyvoice.com were named Crown Finalists in the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s annual contest. In March, members of the Voice staff traveled to New York City to attend the spring convention pick up their Silver Crown Award. In December of 2017, The Voice/huntleyvoice.com were again named Crown Finalists and a group will again travel to NYC to attend the Columbia’s spring convention.
NISPA CONVENTION: In April of each year, staffers attend the Northern Illinois School Press Association’s conference which is held at the College of DuPage in Wheaton.
KEMPA SUMMER CAMP: In the summer, staffers and editors may attend a summer workshop offered by the Kettle Moraine Press Association at Marquette University. This camp runs four days in July, teaching the basics of writing, reporting, editing, leadership, and design.