Ovid-Elsie student journalism students headed to the annual fall Michigan Interscholastic Press Association (MIPA) Conference to join nearly 2,000 other student journalists from the state of Michigan on Monday, October 22nd.
Students from Ovid-Elsie have attended the annual conference in both the fall and spring for several years at the Lansing Center in order to expand their skills in writing, editing, designing, video recording and photography among many other things.
The conference brings together top journalism professionals and advisors to allow the students to attend four of over 80 different breakout sessions where they were able to discuss new ideas for their yearbooks and school’s social media. Advisors were even allowed to exchange newspapers and yearbooks for ones from other schools in order to get a glance at different formatting and ideas.
In an interview on Tuesday senior, Haley Johnson, who has attended several sessions throughout her high school career, said, “I think MIPA is a great way for students involved with journalism to get a different perspective because at MIPA there are so many different sessions that you can go to to improve your school’s yearbook, website, radio station and TV broadcasting class.”
In addition to these vital learning points the conference also allows students to interact with others that find a similar interest.