Young Journalists from WLHS travel to Los Angeles for the National High School Journalism Convention

18 students from WLHS attended a Journalism Convention over the weekend that covered skills to improve writing technique and leadership skills.

Over the past weekend, WLHS students traveled to Los Angeles, Cal to enhance their skill in  Journalism at the National High School Journalism Convention. After leaving from PDX on Thurs, April 14, the group attended Universal Studios, Jackie Robinson night at the Dodger Stadium, Santa Monica and sharing the Westin Hotel with 3,000 other young aspiring journalists.

Journalism and english teacher Glenn Krake, students started the convention by listening to a filmmaker and immigration rights activist Jose Antonio Vargas,

“It was so powerful to see a Pulitzer Prize winner who is using journalism to change the world,” Krake said. “To have my students see such an inspiring journalist was cool because, just like them, he was once a student journalist also.”

Rameen Ali, junior, was thrilled to be returning to the National High School Journalism Convention for the second year.

“This convention gave me an opportunity to be around people who enjoy journalism as much as I do.” Ali said. “I got to learn new ways to tell important stories and make our yearbook something memorable for everyone to enjoy, plus Los Angeles is awesome and getting to explore a new city was really fun.”