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K-State Today

February 23, 2012



Hundreds of high school students compete in journalism competitions at K-State

By Kelly Furnas

Student Publications, which publishes the Kansas State Collegian and Royal Purple yearbook, will host 356 high school students from around the state competing in the Kansas Scholastic Press Association regional journalism contests.

Students will compete Thursday, Feb. 23, in live competitions in areas such as writing and editing, with others carrying in work such as design and photography for judging. Volunteers from the K-State community will judge 750 total entries for the contests.

"It's always exciting to see high school students get together to learn more about the journalism field," said Kelly Furnas, contest director and associate director at Student Publications. "It's also wonderful outreach for K-State, letting reporters, photographers and editors from the Collegian and Royal Purple introduce themselves and their publications to high school students considering college journalism."

The contests take place in the K-State Student Union.