That's right, I'm the new Lifestyles Editor for my school newspaper AND I'm going to the MIPA Summer Workshop this August which is 5 days of JOURNALISM awesomeness!
Technically me being lifestyles editor won't begin until next year, but we've put out all the issues for the 2009-2010 school year so I'm just ready to start my editorship.
Our newspaper also got a Spartan Award at the MIPA Spring Conference (all the school newspapers in Michigan) which was the highest rating possible. Of the 70+ newspapers that applied, I believe only 15 or so got the Spartan. And we only had 16 staff members! At the MIPA Spring Conference, we got 23 Individual Awards, which is the most my school has ever gotten. I won two of those! Well...three cause one was to the staff of our newspaper.
Here I am holding my awards:
EEP! I am soooo excited! At the meeting we held after school for all people interested in joining the newspaper next year, my teacher introduced all the editors and I got to stand up and get applauded 'Twas a good day.