View the original post that I wrote with Sophie Stephens here.
Twenty-one WSS staffers traveled with Little Hawk reporters to Chicago for the 2018 National Scholastic Press Association Convention (NSPA) on Wednesday, Oct. 31. After their arrival, staffers went on a ghost tour around haunted spots in the city before starting convention activities Thursday, Nov. 1.
The convention officially started Thursday evening with a keynote speech from Pete Souza, photographer for the Obama administration. Friday, Nov. 2 students will attend break out sessions at the Hyatt Regency Center for leadership, design, reporting, photography and entrepreneurship. Both West Side Story and Little Hawk staffers attended a show at The Second City comedy club Friday night before returning home on Saturday, Nov. 3.
As WSS traveled home Nov. 3 they received news that they had won a Pacemaker award, a national award and highest honor a publication can receive.