The SHS Booster and Totem editors went on the annual trip to Franklin College for ISHPA Convention on October 20.They received awards for yearbook, newspaper and heard from many speakers. Students then broke off to attend classes of their choice in design, writing and photography categories to later help them in their skills in the classroom.
The publications classes won a total of 20 awards in which 13 of them went to The Booster, including being a Hoosier State Finalist. The other seven went to the Totem Staff. They were also a Hoosier State Finalist.
The Booster won three awards that placed first, one to Hunter Barrett for news writing, the second award to Alli Thompson for column writing, and third award that received first place was for advertising, given to Anne Noble.
The Booster won three second place awards. Maestro Package was given to Fee Diaz, Dustin Calhoun, and Alli Thompson, the second award to Katie Hunger for spot news photos, and the third award that received second was for Abby Richey’s cartoon.
The Booster also won two Honorable Mentions awards, one for page design to Alivia Lytle and one for photojournalism portfolio to Dustin Calhoun.
After The Booster had received their awards, it was time for the Totem staff to receive theirs. Totem won two first place awards, one for overall theme that was given to Pamela Graham and Gabby Buckner and the other went to the club section.
The Totem Staff also won many honorable mentions awards. Haley Bryant, Megan Rosemeyer, and Juliet Nichols won the first one for the album sections. Haley Bryant, Megan Johnson and Izzy Myszak won the second award for sports. The award for spot news photo went to Izzy Myszak, and the last award that was given to the Totem Staff was for sports photo which was given to Juliet Nichols.
Savannah Franklin (11) said, “Overall I liked Franklin, I think even more than IUS. The environment was smaller and I didn’t feel like I’d get lost at every turn, and I felt like I learned more from it. “
Hunter Barrett (11) said, “I think Franklin was a really great experience and I enjoyed every minute I was there. I can’t wait to go back next year.”