CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – Penn State Lehigh Valley will serve as the host venue for a regional 2014 Pennsylvania Student Press Association Student Journalism Competition held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Dec. 8 at the campus in Center Valley.
More than 100 area high school students will compete in different categories like broadcast, literary magazine writing and yearbook design. William Childs, creative director at The Morning Call Media Arts Group, will serve as the keynote speaker. The winners will meet in March at Penn State’s University Park campus for the finalists’ competition. Penn State Lehigh Valley is proud to be chosen as one of only five regional host sites, including Penn State Harrisburg, Penn State University Park, Temple University, and Point Park University.
Pennsylvania School Press Association (PSPA) is the oldest scholastic press association in the country, established formally in 1925, but having met as a group since 1923. It is an independent organization dedicated to student journalism affiliated with Penn State University, Temple University, Point Park University, Mercyhurst College, and The Pennsylvania News Media Association.
PSPA offers opportunities for student journalists through annual publication critiques, individual entry critiques, open seats for students on the PSPA board, a website and regional workshops. In addition PSPA annually recognizes an administrator with the Outstanding Administrator Award, a teacher with the Teacher of the Year Award, a student with the Student Journalist of the Year Award, and other organizations that help promote student journalism in the commonwealth with the Friends of Journalism Award.