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xpression is the way you use color in a painting, and the face you make when you open the perfect gift. It is your voice inflection when speaking in front of a room full of people, and the way you look at someone you used to know. This convention has been designed to give you infinite opportunities to discover your signature expression. Expression is something that manifests and embodies who you are as a person, whether it be through film, journalism, art or any creative outlet.

We hope you use the speakers, peer-to-peer sessions and contests as tools in self-discovery. Expression is using the lens of a camera to capture a moment the way the photographer sees it, a moment that can never be replicated. Throughout the convention, please feel free to approach our convention team – student reps, board members and other hard-working volunteers – with any questions you may have. Find your own interpretation of expression, and let that guide you in your adventures as a journalist.

[Table of Contents] Page 3

Welcome

Page 19

Thursday Sessions

Pages 4-6

Convention Schedule

Page 20

Friday 9 a.m. Sessions

Page 7

Hotel Maps

Page 21

Friday 10 a.m. Sessions

Page 9

Convention Information

Page 22

Friday 11 a.m. Sessions

Pages 10-11

Contest Information

Page 23

Friday 2 p.m., 3 p.m. Sessions

Page 12

Top Student Journalists

Page 24

Behavior Rules; Duties

Page 13

Teachers of the Year

Page 26

Acknowledgements

Page 14

Student Reps

Page 27

Executive Board

Page 15

Office Staff ;

Pages 28-31

Featured Speakers

Emerging Young Journalists

Pages 32-34

All-Florida Winners

Page 17

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Sponsors; Honor Roll

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[Convention Schedule] Palms A Thursday 8-8:50 (see page 19)

Palms B

Palms C

Palms D

Palms E

Palms F

Palms G

Palms H

The Alt Universe

Why Choose UF

PR in the Fast Lane

The Social Reporter

Creating an AwardWinning Lit Mag

Finding Features

Know Your Story

Palms I

Jasmine Hotel Remote Check-In (4-7 p.m.)

Student Film Festival

Thursday 9-9:50

(Review Writing students attend)

Lit Mag Team Contest Meeting

Thursday 10-10:50

Opening Session 6 p.m. Thursday in Palms Ballroom (Doors open at 5:30 p.m.)

Friday 7-7:50

Friday 8-8:50

Friday 9-9:50 (see page 20)

Friday 10-10:50 (see page 21)

Friday 11-11:50 (see page 22)

Smarter Journalism With Your Smartphone

A Picture is Worth 10,000 Readers

Sports Photography

Separating the Good From the Bad

Characters Count

FISHing for Fun

Coaching Staff

From FSPA to CBS

Working With Your Photo Vendor

Covering Sporting Events From Every Angle

Anatomy of Breaking News

Backpacking Through London

Friday 12-2

Friday 2-2:50 (see page 23)

Friday 3-3:50 (see page 23)

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Better Heads/ Cutlines

Yearbook Marketing Strategies

What’s In My Backpack?

Relationship Status--It’s Complicated

Bridging the Gap Between Art and Business

Photoshop 101 for Print

It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time

Broadcasting Breathwork

Publishing After High School

The Basics of a Blog Post

Interviewing

Videos in My Yearbook

High School Dance: 9-11:15 p.m. Friday, Palms Ballroom

Crashing a Piece to Air True Tales for the Vault

A Picture is Worth 10,000 Readers

Everybody Has a Story Classics

Broadcast Peerto-Peer (1-1:45)

Banquet: 6 p.m. Friday, Palms Ballroom, Doors open at 5:30 p.m Middle School Bowling Night: Meet in Palms Foyer immediately after banquet for walk to bowling activity

How to Rock the Quick Turn

How to Fight For Your Publication

Sports Photography

Know Your Story

Mic the Dog

Why Journalism is Vital


[Convention Schedule] Magnolia

Oleander A

Oleander B

Orange

Scriptwriting Contest

Adviser Reception (8:15)

Poetry/ Short Story Contest

Lemon

Lime

Newspaper Team Contest

Yearbook Team Contest

Tangerine A

Tangerine B

Hibiscus

Thursday 8-8:50 (see page 19)

Thursday 9-9:50

Review Writing Contest

Thursday 10-10:50

Friday 7-7:50

Publication Swap Shop (9-10:30)

Individual News Anchor Contest

Photo Essay Orientation Opinion Column Contest

Press Conference Story

Newspaper Team Meeting

Yearbook Team Meeting

Adviser Breakfast

Friday 8-8:50

Broadcast Contest Orientation

Friday 9-9:50

Best of the Best Sports Writing

AP Style: Just Do It

Package It

(see page 20)

Taking Advantage of Technology

Middle Madness

Power of Partnership

Friday 10-10:50

Speed Dating

Best of the Best Lit Mag

20 Commandments of Great Video

21st Century Yearbook

Social Media and Live Reporting

Middle School Adviser Roundtable

Journalism of Ideas

Building Superior Programs

Fearless College Reporting

Photos: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

(see page 21)

Judging/ FSPA Office

Friday 11-11:50 (see page 22)

The Glory of Grassroots Journalism

Friday 12-2

Photo Staff Peer-to-Peer (1-1:45)

Lit Mag Peer-to-Peer (1-1:45)

Newspaper Peer-toPeer (1-1:45)

Yearbook Peer-toPeer (1-1:45)

Online Peerto-Peer (1-1:45)

Friday 2-2:50

Sensitive Stories

Yearbooks: Sell More and Sell Out

Separating the Good From the Bad

Best of the Best Candid Photography

Producing Great Show Opens

The Quick and Read

From Blogging to Batman

Details 3X

From FSPA to GMA

(see page 23)

Friday 3-3:50 (see page 23)

Freelancing 101

Contests

Classes

Other

Adviser Luncheon

Closing: 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Palms Ballroom

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[Convention Schedule] Azalea A

Azalea B

Largo

Marathon

Cedar

Longboat

Biscayne

Siesta

Thursday 8-8:50 (see page 19) Broadcast Contest Judging

Thursday 9-9:50 Thursday 10-10:50

Friday 7-7:50

Friday 8-8:50

Digital Illustration/ Digital Infographic Contests

HandDrawn Illustration Contest

Mixed-Company Contest Download Photos for Nature Photography and Team Photo Essay Contests

Friday 9-9:50 (see page 20)

Friday 10-10:50 (see page 21)

Friday 11-11:50 (see page 22)

Best of the Best Infographics

Pardon the Interruption Contest Orientation

Best of the Best Portrait Photos

Cinema Editing Challenge Orientation

Broadcast Contest Judging (and submission of broadcast contest entries)

CopyRIGHTS and Other Legal Issues

Friday 12-2

Friday 2-2:50

Masterful Teaching

(see page 23)

Pardon the Interruption Contest

Storify Contest

Friday 3-3:50 (see page 23)

Thinking Beyond the Studio

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Keep Calm and Deadline

**Spectators Welcome**

Best of the Best Yearbook Spreads

Contests

Classes

Other


[Hotel Maps] Palms Ballroom Salon I

Salon A

Floral Ballroom Citrus Ballroom Salon H

Salon E

Salon B

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Orange

Lemon

Lime Tangerine A

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4

Siesta

Oleander A

Biscayne

Magnolia

Longboat

Salon C

Cedar

Salon D

Tangerine B

Marathon

Salon F

3

Largo

Jasmine Salon G

Key Rooms

Oleander B

Palms Foyer

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2

Hibiscus

Azalea B

Azalea A

Business Center

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Key to map above

1. Convention check-in; Thursday night speaker check-in 2. Contest Window (Thursday check in for specific contests) 3. Print contest judging and FSPA office (Friday) 4. Broadcast contest judging 5. Hotel check-in (Thursday before opening) 6. Pre-Opening Luggage Storage

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YEARBOOK. The Original Mash-Up

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John Pantelis

Steve Ferguson

Susse Mabie

Amanda Wedgworth

Cindy Hogue

Tracy Walters


[Convention Information] Convention Check-in Convention check-in begins at 3 p.m. in the Palms Foyer, across from Palms F-G. Registration is done by publication, and an adviser and one student from each group should report to the check-in window to collect programs (courtesy of Sun Coast Press), T-shirts (sponsored by Herff Jones Yearbooks) and adviser bags (provided by Dean Stewart Photography). Check-in will stop at 6 p.m. but then resume after the conclusion of the Opening session. At the check-in desk, turn in your student behavior contracts at check-in. You’ll receive wristbands at check-in. All students are expected to wear their convention wristband from check-in until the Closing ceremony, including at the banquet and the dance (they’ll look great with your black-and-white banquet attire).

Hotel Check-in Hotel check-in is in the Jasmine room. Rooms may not be available prior to the 4 p.m. check-in time. Early arrivals can store luggage in the Cedar/Marathon rooms. Check-out time is noon on Saturday.

Vendors/Exhibitors Please take some time to visit with our exhibitors/vendors in the Palms Foyer on Thursday night before the Opening and prior to lunch on Friday. We are grateful for their support and know they all have much to offer our students and programs (Exhibitor list, page 17). We are expecting a recent record participation rate for our Danny Wellman display contest, in which publications create exhibits based on the Ex[press] ion theme. The exhibits will be stationed throughout the Palms Foyer and other corridors.

Opening Session Join us for the Opening beginning at 6 p.m. Michael Newman will discuss his journey from UCF graduate to on-air personality for KASA Fox in Albuquerque,

New Mexico. We’ll also hand out some awards and show some award-winning student work, including the champion of our Short Film Contest.

Thursday Night Activities Following the Opening, we’ll offer sessions from 8-8:50 p.m. Some of our contests will also be held on Thursday; consult the contest schedule. Advisers should plan to attend our reception and business meeting s c h e d u l e d fo r 8 : 1 5 - 9 : 1 5 p. m . i n Oleander B. From 9-10:30 p.m., check out the Student Film Festival in Palms E or the Publication Swap Shop in Tangerine A-B (Info on all, page 19)

Friday Sessions There are five session blocks scheduled on Friday: 9-9:50, 10-10:50 and 11-11:50 a.m. and 2-2:50 and 3-3:50 p.m. Students not actively participating in contests are expected to be in class sessions during these times. (Friday sessions are listed on pages 20-23)

On the Spot Contests Pre-registration was required for all on the spot contests. Information on schedules and equipment/supply needs for each contest is available on pages 10-11. There are no carry-in contests; they were replaced by the Spring 2013 Digital Contests.

Meals The University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications will provide breakfast for advisers on Friday in Tangerine A-B. Jostens is sponsoring Friday’s Advisers Luncheon in the same room. Of course, all delegates should attend the banquet Friday night in the Palms Ballroom. Doors for the Friday night banquet open at 5:30. You must sit at the table listed on your ticket. The Friday

night banquet will feature Yoni Mintz, a former Florida student journalist who now works as a producer for ABC’s Good Morning America. For meals not provided, you may visit one of the hotel restaurants or one of the many restaurants in the International Drive area. Be sure to plan your lunchtime so you can get back in time for the afternoon sessions, which begin at 2 p.m. If students leave the hotel for lunch, they must travel in groups. Students should always make sure their advisers know where they are at all times.

Awards Dozens of awards will be presented at this year’s convention. At the Opening Session (6 p.m. Thursday) we will honor this year’s Tampa Bay Times Emerging Young Journalist. At the adviser luncheon, we will honor Silver, Gold and Platinum Key recipients and the finalists for the Morty Schaap Teacher of the Year. The Gold Medallion recipients also will be recognized at that time. Friday’s banquet is the setting for the presentation of certificates to staffs who have earned All-Florida hon ors from FSPA. The Todd C. Smith Student Journalist of the Year (sponsored by Walsworth) and the Morty Schaap Florida Journalism Teacher of the Year (sponsored by Balfour) also will be announced at the banquet. The winners of On-the-Spot contests will be announced at the Closing on Saturday morning. Liveality is providing refreshments for judges of those contests throughout the convention. We’re also presenting new “Best of the Best” awards, given to the top winners in our Spring 2013 Digital Contests. Those will be given at the Opening, the Banquet and the Closing. Bright House Sports Network is sponsor of the sports video categories.

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[Contest Information] Are you in an On-the-Spot Team contest? Here’s your need to know and where to go. Contests are listed alphabetically. Pre-registration was required for all contests. CINEMA EDITING CHALLENGE All team members attend orientation meeting at 10 a.m. Friday in Marathon/Cedar A team of up to three students will receive a flash drive with all the footage (multiple takes/shots, etc.) from an actual scene in an independent movie, and will be given three hours to edit a cohesive scene together. No equipment will be provided. COLLABORATIVE COMMERCIAL Attend orientation meeting at 8:15 a.m. Friday in Magnolia One student from each school may sign up for this contest, and will be paired with two students from different schools. This team of three, which will be announced the morning of the contest, will have three hours to shoot and edit a 30-second max commercial on a topic provided. No equipment will be provided. DANNY WELLMAN DISPLAYS Participants in the Danny Wellman floor display contest can begin setting up in their designed area at 3 p.m. Thursday. Displays will be judged Friday and should remain on display until at least 3 p.m. Friday. DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION 7-8:15 a.m. Friday in Azalea Create an original computer-drawn illustration using an assigned prompt. Participants must provide their own computer and will submit the image as a digital file. You may use Illustrator, Photoshop or similar software program. DIGITAL INFOGRAPHIC 8:30-9:45 a.m. Friday in Azalea Create an original infographic using provided criteria. Participants must provide their own computer and will submit the image as a PDF file. (This will be held in same room as digital illustration, so a staff with contestants in both can use the same computer for both.) EDIT TO THE BEAT Where, Part I: Check in at the Contest Window beginning at 3 p.m. Thursday Students are given a two-minute song. This team, of up to three, must shoot video at the FSPA convention and edit this footage to the beat. No equipment will be provided. HAND-DRAWN ILLUSTRATION 7-8:30 a.m. Friday in Largo Create a hand-drawn illustration based on an assigned

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prompt. Participants must provide their own paper and art supplies. INDIVIDUAL NEWS ANCHOR Immediately after Opening session on Thursday night, Hibiscus Student will read a provided news script on camera with approximately 10 minutes to review/make notes beforehand. A teleprompter will be provided; students should wear professional attire. LITERARY MAGAZINE TEAM CONTEST Contest prompt was provided to registered teams one week prior to convention. At least one member of each team must bring the finished document on a thumb drive (in PDF format) to a meeting at 10 p.m. Thursday in Palms C. MAN ON THE STREET Check in at the Contest Window beginning at 3 p.m. Thursday Students will cover convention registration, the opening ceremonies and the convention theme with an “Entertainment Tonight” style piece. This team, of up to four, should include interactive stand-ups, interviews, background music and creative transitions while telling the story of the FSPA convention theme. No equipment will be provided. NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY Check in at the Contest Window beginning at 3 p.m. Thursday Take a nature photo based on an assigned prompt. Contest will take place on the hotel grounds. Participants must provide camera and card reader/cord; a laptop will be provided to download image in Longboat room between 7-8 a.m. Friday. NEWSPAPER TEAM CONTEST Check in at the Contest Window beginning at 3 p.m. Thursday A team of up to six student journalists will work together to cover Thursday activities at the convention. They’ll create a newspaper front page and a second page of content by taking their own photos, writing their own stories and designing their own pages to required specifications — all while dealing with the pressures of a tight deadline. The team must provide its own cameras, camera cords/card readers, computer(s) and other necessary tools. We will provide workspace for all teams in Lemon. They will submit a finished PDF document by 11 p.m. At least one member of the team must attend a sharing session at 7:30 a.m. Friday in Lemon.


[Contest Information] OPINION COLUMN 7:30-8:45 a.m. Friday in Oleander A Write an opinion column/commentary based on an assigned topic. Participants must provide their own paper and pen/ pencil.

social media tool that allows journalists to create stories using the Facebook posts, Tweets, Instagram photos, YouTube videos, etc. of others). Participants will need to provide a computer with the ability to access wireless Internet. You should also pre-create an account on Storify.com.

PACKAGE EDITING All team member attend orientation meeting at 8 a.m. Friday in Magnolia Student news team of up to four members will produce a news package (not to exceed 2 minutes) on a press release that will be distributed just before the contest begins. Schools will need to bring their own computers with editing software to participate in this contest. Nothing will be provided. No previously recorded material may be used. Any graphics/ animation/music must adhere to copyright guidelines. Finished video will be due at noon to Siesta/Biscayne.

PTI/PARDON THE INTERRUPTION Pick up prompt at 10 a.m. Friday in Largo This contest is based on the popular ESPN show of the same name. Randomly assigned partners from two different publications will debate topics in sports before a panel of judges (and an audience). Performances start at 2 p.m. in Cedar/Marathon.

POETRY 8-9:30 p.m. Thursday in Orange Create a poem based upon an assigned prompt. Participants must provide their own paper and pen/pencil. PRESS CONFERENCE STORY 7-8:45 a.m. Friday in Orange Write a story based on a press conference/interview opportunity. Participants must provide their own paper and pen/pencil. REVIEW WRITING Check in at the Student Film Festival at 9 p.m. in Palms E. You’ll be covering the first hour of the event. After the festival, students will be able to write their reviews in Orange. Complete stories are due by 11:15 p.m. Participants must provide their own paper and pen/pencil. SHORT STORY 8-9:30 p.m. Thursday in Orange Create a short story based upon an assigned prompt. Participants must provide their own paper and pen/pencil. STEVEN J. THOR MIXED COMPANY CONTEST 7:30-9:45 a.m. Friday in Cedar/Marathon A group will of four students from different publications will plan, write and design under the pressure of deadline. Work will be hand-drawn; art will be provided. Participants will need to provide paper and their own pens/pencils/markers/rulers/ etc.; we will provide layout paper. STORIFY 2-4 p.m. Friday in Azalea Create a Storify about the FSPA convention. (Storify is a free

SCRIPTWRITING 8-10 p.m. Thursday, Oleander A A team of up to two students will write a script for a package according to a topic provided. Reporting is necessary for accuracy, but no camera work is required. TEAM PHOTO ESSAY Pick up your prompt at 7 a.m. Friday in Magnolia Working with a partner, create a five-image photo essay on an assigned topic. Contest will take place on the hotel grounds. Participants must provide camera and card reader/ cord; a laptop will be provided to download image. You can download photos in Longboat starting at 9 a.m. but no later than 11 a.m. You will be required to accurately caption your photos. VIDEO PHOTOJOURNALISM All team members attend orientation meeting at 8:30 a.m. Friday in Magnolia A team of up to three students will shoot video according to a topic provided. Camera work will be judged on both technical and composition values as well as on creativity. No editing is required. Participants will submit footage to Siesta/Biscayne by 11 a.m. Friday. YEARBOOK TEAM CONTEST Check in at the Contest Window beginning at 3 p.m. Thursday A team of up to six student journalists will work together to cover Thursday activities at the convention. They’ll create a yearbook spread by taking their own photos, writing their own stories and designing their own pages to required specifications — all while dealing with the pressures of a tight deadline. The team must provide its own cameras, camera cords/card readers, computer(s) and other necessary tools. We will provide workspace for all teams in Lime. They will submit a finished PDF document by 11 p.m. At least one member of the team must attend a sharing session at 7:30 a.m. Friday in Lime.

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[Student Journalists of the Year]

Lindsay Alexander Boone High School

Melissa Danz American Heritage School

Anessa Diaz Lakeland High School

Rachel Mowat Hillsborough High School

The “New Cooper.” That’s what the newspaper staff called me on my first day of class as a sophomore. It wasn’t a compliment. Cooper was a procrastinator who did little his first year on staff to improve his lackadaisical attitude. They called me this because I, like Cooper, never took Journalism I, which is normally a requirement for newspaper. That’s where our similarities stopped. My sophomore year was a steep learning curve. I must have done something right because I was selected as Copy Editor the next year. The next year, I was selected as editor-in-chief. I was so grateful and shocked that the once “New Cooper” was going to be EIC. Being editor is not easy. As EIC, I’ve assumed ultimate responsibility for the paper. I write, grade and help all 25 of my staffers. I oversee all aspects of production, from fonts to front page stories. When something falls through, it’s my job to pick it up. Aside from newspaper, I am a valedictorian of my graduating class, captain of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and a member of National, Spanish and Quill and Scroll honor societies. I cannot credit my adviser, Burke, as the staff affectionately calls her, enough for all of her dedication to helping me improve my journalism skills. Next year, I will attend the University of Florida, majoring in journalism. With a communications degree, my future career choices range from freelance reporter to presidential speech writer.

As yearbook editor-in-chief, line producer of WAHS News and an editor and writer for Teenlink South Florida, I am proud of what I’ve accomplished as a student journalist in four short years. It all started through the coercing of my sixth grade English teacher that I joined my middle school’s yearbook staff. I began my yearbook career using tiedyed backgrounds and obnoxious font sizes. Fortunately, a lot has changed since seventh grade, both inside and outside of yearbook. I have not only learned the difference between Comic Sans and Helvetica, but I’ve also grown as a person and a journalist. I’ve evolved into a one-of-a-kind journalist, involved in yearbook, broadcast and newspaper -- a triple threat. In December 2012, I was honored to be named a Posse Scholar, which has enabled me to soon attend Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. I earned this scholarship, in part, because of my civic engagement work with ArtREACH, an after-school program, which enriches the lives of homeless children through art and mentoring. I have also been named a nominee for a Silver Knight in Journalism. I plan to study English, journalism and non-profit organizations, to pursue a career in investigative journalism.

When I started journalism my sophomore year, I had no idea what I had gotten myself into. There was no way at the time that I thought I would become a YERD. However, by the end of the year I realized I became one and loved every moment of it. Over the past few years, I have made so many amazing memories and put in countless hours, not only into the yearbook, but also the program, which has fueled my love for this thing we call journalism. Our book has been in the rebuilding stages for the past three years and last year, was awarded a Silver from the Florida Scholastic Press Association. I served as copy editor and assistant editor during my junior year, while also serving on the online newspaper staff. During my years of participating in journalism, I have earned 13 awards for my achievements in writing and designing. I am now the co-editor in chief of the Highlander yearbook and a third-year staffer. Next fall, I will attend Stetson University where I will major in mass communications and later pursue a degree in law. Ever since third grade, I knew I wanted to be a lawyer. Every life changing decision I have made over the past three years, specifically this year, has been brought on by my involvement in journalism, but also the endless support of my adviser/ coach Stacey Pierce and my loving family and friends. Journalism has changed me; I couldn’t imagine a life without it. I will always be a journalist, a YERD.

I anticipated being a writer within my school journalism program. However, things changed quickly when someone placed a camera in my hands. I have participated in scholastic journalism since ninth grade, working my way through the ranks of my yearbook staff to photo editor. Because of the late nights of meeting deadlines my yearbook staff has morphed into my family, granting me some of the best memories of my life. I have made achievements at the various FSPA competitions, receiving the award of best on-the-spot photo during my sophomore district convention. During my junior year, I received an All-Florida award for a sports photo I had taken. My junior year I sought to expand my journalism horizon and applied for tb-two*, a student-run newspaper sponsored by the Tampa Bay Times. I was published almost every week in the newspaper. By senior year, I proved myself worthy of an editor spot and went from producing my own photos to giving pointers to others about theirs. I was also president of Quill & Scroll. Next up: I will be attending the University of Florida to pursue a degree in journalism and expand my journalistic knowledge. I hope to succeed with the strong professional base that tb-two* has provided me with. However, I would be completely lost if it wasn’t for my high school journalism family and the teacher running it all: Joe Humphrey.

Student Journalist of the Year award honor of slain journalist Todd C. Smith

Todd C. Smith 1961 - 1989

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“Duty is the sublimest word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less.” Spoken by Robert E. Lee, “These words were Todd C. Smith’s favorite quote, and in his own way, he lived up to them,” said 1996 Leon High School High Life news editor Brandy Doyle in a tribute she wrote for The History of FSPA. Smith, a 1979 High Life co-editor, was killed in November 1989. On a working vacation from The Tampa Tribune, Smith was kidnapped by Shining Path guerillas while attempting to report on Peru’s cocaine-producing Huallaga Valley. Several days later, his body was found on a playground in Uchiza, Peru. Apparently, he had been mistaken for a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent and was tortured to death.

The FSPA Executive Board named the Student Journalist of the Year Award program in honor of Smith’s dedication to duty. In 2002, the inaugural presentation was made by Smith’s father, Robert P. Smith, at the awards banquet. Members of Smith’s family, former colleagues from his time on staff at The Tribune and Tallahassee’s Leon High School newspaper attended. After beginning his career in high school, Smith was editor-in-chief of the college newspaper at Washington and Lee University in Virginia. He interned at the Tallahassee Democrat and worked for the St. Petersburg Times. In 1987, he freelanced in Nicaragua and Honduras, running a series in the St. Petersburg Times and San Francisco Chronicle about his journey with the Contras.


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District 1: Rachel Wade Rachel Wade advises the TV production program, MTV, at Milton High School. Her passion for journalism began when she was a student at Pace High School, where she began her advising career as a co-adviser five years ago. Her position at Milton High School is a “last minute blessing.” She took the job without knowing much about its details, and she used last year to assess the program and determine what improvements to make. She has implemented a thorough application process for students in order to recruit diverse, enthusiastic staffers who really want to be in the class. Another change was to accept students in all grades, not just juniors and seniors. Wade knows that this is the best way to expand a program. She appreciates the way students grow and learn over time and how this adds so much to the program. “Rachel has channeled her focus into selecting her own staff through a set of standards that reflect her own characteristics: strong work ethic, passion and willingness to learn,” said Molly Cobb, Wade’s mentor at Pace High School. Wade interned at a local news station while in college, but she knew there was something missing. She figured out that her place was in the classroom, advising a TV production program. District 2: Janice Latham-Smith Janice Latham-Smith’s family was in the motion picture production business, which gave her the skills to revive the TV production program, TigerVision, at Dunnellon High School 10 years ago. Upon entering the “classroom” on her first day, she found the “equipment” consisted of an old, non-functional camera, a few cables and a broadcast amplifier. After begging, borrowing and buying some simple equipment, she and her students began producing a daily show. Despite the challenges, Latham-Smith has grown the program and enrollment into a thriving, application-required program with state of the art editing stations and equipment. Latham-Smith’s greatest enjoyment is creating lifelong relationships with her students, many of whom work with her throughout their four years of high school. She cites the story of one former student who called to tell her how much he appreciated what she did for him and that he landed a dream job with the Golf Channel. Her principal commends Latham-Smith for her infusion of best practices in reading, student talk, and the use of technology to make lessons come alive. “She embodies everything that is right and good about education today,” William McAteer said. District 3: Bonnie Tucker Bonnie Tucker teaches TV production and advises the WMHS News Team at Melbourne High School. She has 15 years experience in journalism education as well as being trained as a print journalist. She and her students have won numerous awards from scholastic journalism associations and from professional organizations such as Bright House Networks and C-Span. Tucker developed the media program at Melbourne from its inception. She had control over the course content, allowing her to study the current trends in the field

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and then continually adapt the courses to include skills now needed in the industry. She trains students to work in teams, a critical skill in any career, as well as teaching them how to cover and complete a story by themselves. Successful staff recruiting begins with Tucker, yet it really takes off when other students see her staffers out on campus covering the news – other students want to get involved, too. Tucker knows that journalism can take that quiet, even uninterested student and transform him into one who takes part in all aspects of production. “At first I was hesitant to join the class because of my fear of being in front of the camera. With her guidance, the fear was gone, and I soon enjoyed being in front of the camera,” said Anthony Nachreiner, who has since landed prestigious internships in journalism. District 4: Louisa Ogle In her seventh year of teaching a high school publication, Louisa Ogle advises The Pony Express at Gaither High School, but her journalism career began when she was in fifth grade. She has been in scholastic journalism practically every year since. Ogle’s advising experience includes yearbook and photojournalism in addition to the print and online newspaper. Her current staff is small, yet it is still diverse. They have expanded their coverage to include more areas of the school. She encourages them to enter contests, where they win their share of awards. But Ogle says, “I am always happy if they try their best in competitions because it truly is a valuable learning experience for them.” Ogle served as District 4 Director in her first two years of teaching, participated in a Poynter Institute workshop about online journalism and attended the Reynolds High School Journalism Institute, where she contributed to the online and print newspapers, writing about the experience. Her student-centered approach to her staff results in student-run publications. “Her staffs are well-trained and professional, and they are quite self-sufficient and independent in their positions, making decisions and executing the plans and designs for upcoming issues,” said Debra Dyal, English department head. District 5: Jillian Bieber Jillian Bieber, adviser of the Spyglass newspaper at Braden River High School for the past six years, has learned through “on the job training.” She intends to keep doing this next year because she “can’t imagine doing anything else.” Her greatest enjoyment is being entrusted with students who want to write. All her journalism students write for both the Spyglass and for the Bradenton Herald, and these writing experiences have garnered several prestigious awards for the students. Additionally, she has taught her students what rights they have as student journalists. When the newspaper ran a column critical of a sports team, she and her principal stood by the writer’s press rights; although the situation was challenging, the students saw that they do indeed have the right to practice good journalism. Bieber’s students love attending FSPA so much that they fully supported her taking an FSPA leadership role

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last year. As district director, she revived the dormant District 5 and with her students, organized the first district workshop in six years. She has also attended the ASNE Reynolds Journalism Summer Institute. “With passion, drive and determination, Jillian has shown her students the importance of journalism and how it can impact their daily lives,” Principal Jennifer Gray said. District 6: Camille Betances Camille Betances advises the Catharsis literary and art magazine and the online media site CavsConnect at Coral Gables Senior High School. When she began teaching at the school, she was thrilled to take over the creative writing program. Four years ago, with the help of three dedicated students, she began the literary magazine and expanded the writing program to meet the needs of students who wanted to take the course all through high school. CavsConnect debuted this year as part of the communications academy. Betances oversees the staff as they update content almost daily. Betances recognizes that the diversity of her school’s population brings students of all academic and economic levels together, so journalism students have learned how to best serve their audience. For example, two ESOL students on the CavsConnect staff write for a special section called “En Espanol,” using “their home language of Spanish and fostering relationships with bilingual and English speaking students.” Clearly, Betances listens to her students and empowers them to take control of their publications. In the words of CavsConnect Executive Editor Patricia Passwaters, “Ms. Betances is quick in helping/guiding us and because of the amount of dedication, time and effort she devotes her students she leads them to success.” District 7: Carol Neal Carol Neal’s “grand adventure in journalism” began 42 years ago, and she has been the Optime yearbook adviser at Westminster Academy since 1971. From the beginning, she and her students have taken advantage of the learning offered by classes, workshops and conventions like FSPA. Neal has seen the transition into the technology age of yearbooking, and she has also recognized the importance of the business side of the publication. The author of a program to keep track of the money, Neal earned her master’s degree in computer technology so she could be a better adviser. Through it all, Neal has always kept her students as the main focus. She encourages diversity in her staff makeup and through equitable coverage. Her students love to win, and they have won many awards in state and national competitions. But they also know that the biggest win is in producing a book that is better than the previous one. Neal’s best awards come from her students, when they invite her into their lives. Former students send pictures and Christmas cards, tell her that yearbook is the reason for their success, ask her to be their child’s godmother. Kelly Oakes, 2012 Optime editor, said Neal is the one who “trusted us with responsibilities, encouraged us when we needed it and challenged us to give our best.”

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[Student Reps] Chairwoman Millie Rosasco is currently a senior at West Shore Jr/Sr High School in Melbourne. Along with being the managing editor of her school newsmagazine, The Roar, Millie recently produced a documentary on what people believe happens after death. Planning to pursue her dreams in journalism as a writer or designer for a major news source, Millie will begin college at Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University in the fall. Co-Chair James McAndrew is currently a senior at Choctawhatchee High School where he is the editor-in-chief of their newspaper, Smoke Signals. After James graduates this June, he plans on attending the University of Oregon, where he will double major in law and journalism. After four years at Oregon, James hopes to transfer to an Ivy League school to pursue a law degree.

District 1: Austin Angerman is a junior at Choctawhatchee High School in Fort Walton Beach Florida. He is a staff writer for Smoke Signals News, the school paper, and enjoys writing about school sports as well as helping students voice their own opinions. Austin plans to minor in journalism in college and eventually become a freelance writer, covering news stories and publishing them on the web. He loves journalism and plans to continue writing for the rest of his life. District 3: Lexi Rossow is currently a junior at Hagerty High School, and also the Lifestyles editor and business manager of the school’s student newspaper, the Blueprint. This year will be her second time attending the FSPA State convention, and has enjoyed planning the events, contests and activities alongside fellow aspiring journalists from the accompanying districts.

Peer to Peer Join your student reps for peer-to-peer sessions on Friday afternoon (1:15-1:45). Talk about what works -or doesn’t work -- at your publication. Make new friends who share your interests. Topic Broadcast Newspaper Literary Mag

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Topic Photography Yearbook Online

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District 4: Liz Tsourakis is a junior at Hillsborough High School in Tampa. She is a proud yerd and student life editor for the Hilsborean yearbook. She is also an editor of tb-two*, the Tampa Bay Times’ weekly high school newspaper, and a reporter for “From the Corps,” a City of Tampa Television show. After graduation, Liz hopes to attend Columbia University and pursue a career in broadcast journalism. She won the 2012 FSPA Emerging Young Journalist award. District 6: Clarissa Buch is currently a junior at Dr. Michael Krop Sr. High School in North Miami Beach. She is the youngest managing editor in history on her school newspaper, The Lightning Strike. This August, Clarissa will intern at a local Miami newspaper, The Miami Herald. After high school, she plans to attend the University of Miami and study journalism and communications. District 7: Melissa Bosem is currently a junior at American Heritage School in Plantation and she is proud to represent District 7. She worked as a prominent member of WAHS News for two years, winning state-wide and national awards, before becoming a layout editor for The Patriot Post newspaper. Melissa loves expressing her opinions through editorials or entertainment reviews. Outside of school, she is heavily involved in BBYO and holds multiple leadership positions on a local and international level. After high school, she plans to study communications and pre-med at MIT or Vanderbilt before becoming an ophthalmologist.


[Office Staff] Marley Jackman is a senior at the University of Florida and the Office Manager at FSPA. She became involved with FSPA in high school where she was the editor in chief for The Red & Black at Hillsborough High School. Go Big Red! She is currently studying advertising with an outside concentration in sports management and event management. This is her sixth year attending convention and her third as an FSPA staff member. Emily Broaddus is a freshman at the University of Florida. She became involved with FSPA in high school when she joined Wharton High School’s AllFlorida publication, The Predator. Dubs up! Emily held the position of photography editor for three years and won many district and state level competitions for her photos. She is studying advertising with an outside concentration in creative photo and possibly history. She has attended four district conventions and this is her fourth year attending state convention. Emily also wishes her old advisor and second mom Terry Sollazzo the best of luck after her retirement this year. Oh, and Go Gators! Justin Galicz is a junior advertising major at the University of Florida. He has been interested in journalism since his freshman year of high school when he joined J.W. Mitchell’s yearbook, The Stampede. He was Editor-in-Chief his senior year when his book was awarded a Gold Crown and a Pacemaker.

Alexia Fernandez is a first year journalism major at the University of Florida, with a minor in French. She became addicted to journalism in high school where she served in editor positions for four years, later becoming Editor in Chief of the Spyglass newspaper for two consecutive years at Braden River High School. Go Pirates! She has written for numerous professional newspapers in and around Manatee County in both English and Spanish and has interviewed professional journalists such as John Stossel. This is her third year attending an FSPA conference and her first as part of the FSPA staff. Erica Hernandez is a sophomore journalism student at the University of Florida. A former high school intern at the Miami Herald, Erica worked on Coral Gables Senior High’s newspaper staff, highlights, and literary magazine staff, Catharsis. While in college, Erica has interned for the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting, the St. Augustine Record, ABC News and UF&Shands Communications. She is a Twitter junkie, so be sure to follow her: @ericaalyssa, and interact with her via FSPA’s Facebook and Twitter.

Alexandra Hershorn is a sophomore public relations major at the University of Florida. She attended William T. Dwyer High School where she was the Senior Editor of the Panthera yearbook staff. Allie has worked as a freelance writer for InSite Magazine Gainesville and an assistant event planner at Your Sparkling Event, LLC. This is her second year as a member of the FSPA office staff and third year attending the state convention. Allie is also a member of Delta Gamma sorority and a legal assistant at Johnson & Osteryoung, P.A. Ravika Rameshwar is a University of Florida graduate. She became involved in the field of journalism in high school, where she worked on her high school newspaper staff for four years. At The Chronicle of Coral Springs High School, she served as Double Truck Editor for a year and then Editor-in-Chief for two years. This is her seventh FSPA convention. She will be attending law school at the University of Miami beginning this fall.

Emerging Young Journalist Award FSPA and the Tampa Bay Times Fund will present the sixth Emerging Young Journalist Award at the Opening Session on Thursday. The award honors a freshman or sophomore whose work demonstrates a bright future in scholastic and, perhaps, professional journalism. The winner receives $100 toward registration and travel costs for journalism conventions or workshops, plus free registration at the FSPA conventions for the duration of their involvement in scholastic journalism. He or she will partner with a professional journalist for mentoring. Here are the finalists:

Christina N. Bauer, Dunnellon High School Ellie Rodriguez, Hillsborough High School Meredith Sheldon, Cypress Bay High School

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[Sponsors & Exhibitors] Sponsors Jostens Friday Adviser Luncheon University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Friday Adviser Breakfast Herff Jones Yearbooks T-shirt sponsor Dean Stewart Photography Canvas Adviser Bags

Balfour Teacher of the Year

Exhibitors Balfour Bright House Sports

Walsworth Publishing Student Journalist of the Year

Network Dean Stewart Photography

Liveality Judges Hospitality room Sun Coast Press Convention program printing

Leonard’s Photography Lifetouch Yearbooks & Photography Liveality

Friesens Yearbooks

Sun Coast Press

Herff Jones

Walsworth Publishing

Jostens

[Honor Roll of FSPA Sponsors] Since our beginnings in 1946, FSPA has achieved many amazing goals. As an all-volunteer organization, however, much of our success has depended on sponsors who realize the importance of enhancing and promoting scholastic journalism. With today’s ever-increasing economic challenges, this sponsorship is crucial. Therefore, in grateful recognition of support received, FSPA launched an Honor Roll program in the 2001-2002 school year to recognize our partners who assist in our ongoing efforts to educate, train and support Florida’s student journalists and their advisers. The following list reflects contributions and in-kind sponsorships channeled through the FSPA office since that time. We salute all of our sponsors!

Founders ($30,001 and up) Prestige Portraits/Bryn-Alan Studio UF College of Journalism and Communications Benefactors ($15,001 to $30,000) Jostens Herff Jones Yearbooks Balfour Walsworth Publishing Company Sponsors ($7,501 to $15,000) Dean Stewart Photography The Tampa Tribune Advocates ($2,501 to

$7,500) Florida Press Association The Independent Florida Alligator Leonard’s Photography Lifetouch Publishing The Orlando Sentinel Poynter Institute for Media Studies Les Rose St. Petersburg Times University of South Florida School of Mass Communications Society of Professional Journalists Wall Street Journal Friends (up to $2,500) American Society of

Newspaper Editors Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale Bright House Sports Network The College Press Community News Publications Dean Stewart Photography Diane’s Fundraising Julie E. Dodd Emerald Coast Public Relations Organization Linda Evanchyk Florida Association of Broadcasters Florida International University School of Journalism and Mass Communication Florida Technical Institute Friesens Yearbooks Live Yearbook The Gainesville Sun

Gigante Productions Deb Jepson JS Printing Liveality The New York Times Betsy Owen Phocron Judy Booth Richman School Newspapers Online Sports Venturz Sun Coast Press SWI Photography Tallahassee Democrat University of Tampa Vision Tech Walt Disney World Youth Programs Raoul Zayas

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IT’S ABOUT YOUR SCHOOL

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[Thursday Sessions - 8 p.m.] The Alt Universe / Stephen Komives / Palms B Eskimos are more than 30 words to describe “snow.” Why do we have so few that describe “story”? The possibilities with storytelling approaches are endless. They can register with readers in a bigger way than straight narratives and add a lot of life to your work. All it takes is a little planning. Why Choose UF’s College of Journalism and Communications / Charles Harris / Palms C Learn more about scholarship information and summer programs for high school students at the University of Florida. Students will be on hand to answer questions about UF and the College of Journalism and Communication. PR in the Fast Lane / Keisha Pickett / Palms D We will explore the role of public relations professionals in today’s social media mix. The session will enlighten attendees on the necessary relationship between journalists and the PR company. The Social Reporter: Using Twitter to Track Sources / Steve Johnson / Palms E The most powerful tool to get a lede in a reporter’s bag used to be public records. Now it’s social media. In this session, we’ll tap into the endless resource that is social media. We’ll show you how to search for sources, get story ideas and fact check.

Creating an Award-Winning Literary and Art Magazine / Camille Betances / Palms F This session will provide students and advisers with practical information on how to start and maintain an award winning literary or literary/art magazine. I will cover topics ranging from equipment and budget requirements, to staff organization and how to gain experience in design and layout. This session would be good for people that are interested in starting a magazine or people who have already started a magazine and would like more insight into how a magazine program works. Finding Features / Tom Pierce / Palms G There are a wealth of possibilities for interesting–and often important–stories your readers will value, even if they already know something about them. But they require some digging and investigating and answering what makes the story worthwhile for the reader. You can’t do this just searching the Internet. You have to talk to people and not just a few. It’s reporting! There’s a handout of more than 100 ideas you might consider. Know Your Story / Michael Newman / Palms H An introspective look into the person telling the story. The journalist. We will be stressing the importance of understanding one’s own story as a way to effectively tell someone else’s story. To know one’s own perspective creates a framework to understand the point of view of the person you’re interviewing.

Thursday Night Events

Adviser Events

Student Swap Shop 9-10:30 p.m. Thursday (Tangerine A-B)

Reception & District Meetings 8:15-9:15 p.m. Thursday Oleander B

Bring copies of your publication and spend some time with other journalists from around the state discussing what has and has not worked for your publication. Leave with great ideas from other staffs about how to take your publication from drab to fab.

Student Film Festival 9-10:30 p.m. Thursday (Palms E) After seeing the winning entry at the Opening, check out some of the other top publications in our Student Film Festival. These five-minute entries are produced by students from throughout the state.

Breakfast Sponsored by University of Florida College of Journalism & Communications 8:30 a.m. Friday Tangerine A-B Luncheon & Business Meeting Sponsored by Jostens 12-1:45 p.m. Friday Tangerine A-B EX[PRESS]ION • 19


[Friday Sessions - 9 a.m.] Smarter Journalism with Your Smart Phone / Rick Brunson / Palms A With today’s smart phones, students literally carry around an entire newsroom in their hands. This session will show you how to produce good journalism for your school’s news website by using your iPhone, Android or other mobile devices. A Picture is Worth 10,000 Readers / Debra Leithauser / Palms B Visuals used to be the second act, a backup to telling stories with words. No more. With the advent of smart phones, tablets and other forms of digital media, visuals are often the first interaction a reader has with your content. How to refresh your visual approach to telling stories online, in print and on mobile. Better Heads, Cutlines / Thomas Pierce / Palms C Slides of heads and cutlines illustrate the good, bad and awful with commentary on what makes them so. The good ones lure the reader into the story and add value to the page and the whole publication. The weak and/or poor ones push them away and on to the other concerns. Yearbook Marketing Strategies and Data Collection / Amanda Wedgeworth / Palms D See streamlined yearbook sales and marketing techniques for this tough economy. Also learn about a new way to collect vital information needed in the yearbook, including superlatives, yearbook surveys, senior bios, senior wills and favorite quotes. What’s In My Backpack? / Miles Doran and Steve Johnson/ Palms E You’re about to board a helicopter heading to the heart of a big story but you can only take one bag with you. Two experienced backpack journalists will empty out their bags and show you how to travel light and be prepared to cover almost anything. Videos In My Yearbook? / Cindy Hogue / Palms F Using QR (Quick Response) Codes, learn how to enhance your yearbook with video of events. Make the yearbook come alive as well as increase interest to help sell more yearbooks. Relationship Status--It’s Complicated: How Your Online Presence Can Make or Break You / Meredith Cochie / Palms G A former hiring editor shares tips for creating and maintaining an awesome online portfolio, the dos and (more importantly) the don’ts of Facebook and other social networking sites and provides real-world tools for using your online presence to market yourself as a potential student and employer. Bridging the Gap Between Art and Business / Michael Newman / Palms H Exploring the challenges journalists face in regards to creative expression and the need to generate revenue for media companies. It will be a discussion about the expectations of the media business and how to not let it stifle your creative expression.

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Crashing a Piece to Air / Yoni Mintz / Palms I Learn how to crash a piece to air from someone who does it every day at Good Morning America. Students should bring cameras/ editing equipment. SPECIAL DOUBLE SESSION How to Rock the Quick Turn / Les Rose / Jasmine Local feature stories shot in a day (mostly)...tips to how to get a fast turn to the next level. No pixels will be harmed in this presentation. Taking Advantage of Technology / Todd DeNoyer / Magnolia Your yearbook staff will see how life can be easier when implementing technology into your yearbook program. Technology will benefit your staff in sales, marketing, organization, and getting the job done quicker. Shouldn’t every student receive a yearbook? Let us show you how with technology! Best of the Best: Sports Writing / Mark Schledorn / Oleander A Come check out some of the award-winning sports journalism done by students this year as we showcase entries from the Spring 2013 Digital Contests. AP Style: Just Do It / Clare Lennon / Orange Nobody likes AP Style. Yeah, I said it. But we all have to use it, and here you’ll learn some basics that will give you a leg up in college. Package It / Missy Green and Erin Norris / Lemon We’ll discuss packaging the different parts of your layout, from modular elements to photos to captions. Middle Madness / Hilary Sintes / Lime MIDDLE SCHOOL ONLY: Come meet other young journalists and learn some tips and tricks to help produce quality middle school publications that are sure to wow your audience. Power of Partnership / Dean Stewart / Hibiscus YEARBOOK ADVISERS AND BUSINESS EDITORS: Dean Stewart will discuss the importance of partnering with your photographer and other yearbook associates in these demanding times to ensure you receive the quality services to which you are accustomed. You will be invited to participate in an open and honest discussion of how you and your partners will face the future of yearbooks.


[Friday Sessions - 10 a.m.] Sports Photography / Steve Johnson / Palms A So you’re on the sidelines with 90,000 screaming fans and you need to tell a story. We’ll go over how to get the shot and cover a variety of sports. From SEC football to the Olympics, this session will give you tips and tricks you’ll need to start shooting sports. Separating the Good from the Bad / Miles Doran / Palms B It all starts with a good story idea. But what makes a good story idea...well...GOOD? At CBS News, Miles Doran spends his days separating the great story ideas from the not-so-great. In this session, he’ll explain what he looks for when determining if a story idea is good enough to act on. Characters Count: Ten Tips for Character Development / Julie Compton / Palms C The writer’s primary task when writing fiction is to create characters who count. Everything else--setting, plot, theme, etc.--must be built around the bones of interesting, realistic characters. This session will help young writers learn how to create memorable characters--characters readers will think about long after they finish a story. FISHing for Fun / Jean Henry and Patty Posey / Palms D Yearbook should be fun. Follow the FISH Philosophy to keep your staff motivated. Learn how to Be There, Choose Your Attitude, Play and Make Their Day. Coaching Staff: Ten Mistakes to Avoid / Debra Leithauser / Palms E Whether you’re working with writers, designers, developers or producers, here are 10 mistakes to avoid to get the best story out of your team. Photoshop 101 For Print / Scott Toner / Palms F This course will review the basic tools for sizing, toning and retouching for users. It will also cover best practices for creating an image for print. It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time / Meredith Cochie / Palms G This presentation focuses on helping journalism students stand out from the job-seeking masses and land a position worth bragging about on Facebook. (Warning: Hilarity will ensue.) Broadcasting Breathwork / Michael Newman / Palms H Explanation and demonstration of breathwork techniques to help support and project the speaking voice. This will be a participatory session to help develop oratory skills.

True Tales from the Vault / Les Rose / Jasmine The hardly ever seen stories at FSPA...from “Everybody Has a Story” to the...well....we will dig deep to find the cool but obscure. Speed Dating: Get the Needed Info / Steven Wallace and Stephanie Shumate / Magnolia Interviewing skills are important when meeting that dream date AND, the same skills are needed when writing that perfect caption. Come learn the keys to getting the needed information to write the best captions for your publication. Best of the Best: Lit Mag / M.T. Wilkinson / Oleander A Come check out some of the award-winning literary magazine work done by students this year as we showcase entries from the Spring 2013 Digital Contests. The 20 Commandments of Great Video / Jeff Sharon / Orange Great video is not magic. Just follow a few simple steps and remember these rules, and you will produce incredible video that will get you noticed. Or, at least, it will set your work apart from your embarrassing uncle’s home video. 21st Century Yearbook / Adam Livesay and Matt Diaz / Lemon Build on the heritage of your printed yearbook by leveraging the latest technology and mobile apps to bring your book to life, sell more books in more places, and get more people excited about your book. Social Media and Live Sporting Events / David Simons / Lime Students can expect to gain a better understanding of social media best practices in sports, ideas for social media promotion and an overview of the techniques Bright House Sports Network uses at live production and events. Middle School Adviser Roundtable / Hilary Sintes / Hibiscus MIDDLE SCHOOL ADVISERS ONLY: Come network with other middle school advisers to discuss basic aspects of the journalistic process and how to survive in the world of middle school journalism. Best of the Best: Infographics / Stacy Pierce / Azalea A-B Come check out some of the award-winning infographics created by students this year as we showcase entries from the Spring 2013 Digital Contests.

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[Friday Sessions - 11 a.m.] Backpacking Through London: How to Cover the Olympics with a Single Bag / Steve Johnson / Palms A No we won’t go over how to stay in hostels or bum a ride on the Tube. So how do you cover a feature story during the world’s largest sporting event in one of the world’s busiest cities? How do you do all of this in a single backpack? We’ll cover what to pack and how to work while on the road. From FSPA to CBS News / Miles Doran / Palms B Eight years ago, Miles Doran was attending his first FSPA state convention as a high school junior. Today he works for CBS News in New York. How did he get from here to there? In this session, he will share what steps he took and what he learned along the way. Working With Your Photo Vendor to Get the Best Results / Lisa Dowling / Palms C This session will teach you how to build a relationship with your photo vendor. Tips on what you can learn to photograph yourself, what you might need help with, and going from inspiration to actual layouts will all be included. Covering Sporting Events From Every Angle / Austin Lyon / Palms D We’ll take you step-by-step through the process of covering a sporting event. From before the opening tip through the final buzzer and post-game interviews, come to this session to enhance your ability to cover any game. Anatomy of Breaking News / Yoni Mintz / Palms E Find out how Good Morning America handles breaking news in the morning. From show changes to live reports and brand new content, Yoni will share secrets you can use. Publishing After High School / Ryan Rivas / Palms F This session will cover strategies for successfully publishing fiction, poetry and essays after high school. It will stress good tips and habits for submitting, with a large focus on the writing itself, because you can’t have one without the other. The Basics of a Blog Post: From Writing to Adding Media Elements to Distribution and Promotion / Meredith Cochie / Palms G This session is for students who either want to start their own website, have started one but it’s on the backburner, or have been blogging regularly but want to do more. Learn fundamental and advanced techniques to start blogging or enhance your current posts. This former reporter and editor turned new media journalism teacher will show you the fundamentals, as well as the bells and whistles, of well-composed blog posts that generate traffic, readership and commentary. Bring some blog content or story ideas to workshop. Interviewing: The Art of Listening and Reacting / Michael Newman / Palms H A discussion about the importance of being present during an interview. Exploring the basics of listening and reacting to an interviewee in order to fully get a story. A Picture is Worth 10,000 Readers / Debra Leithauser / Palms I REPEATS FROM 9 A.M.

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Everybody Has a Story: Classics / Les Rose / Jasmine Some you have seen, some you have not, and some you have memorized. The Balloon Kid, Susie Izatt, Suzanne Lee, and many more...with lessons in every single story. The Glory of Grass-Roots Journalism / Joey Knight / Magnolia Many students aspire to the glamour of big-city reporting or a major sports beat. But a good story is a good story, no matter where it’s discovered. The very best stories can always be found right in your own backyard. Journalism of Ideas: 100+ Award-Winning and Crazy College Newspaper Stories to Inspire You / Daniel Reimold / Orange Sleep texting. Extreme body modification. Eighth-year seniors. This session–led by an impassioned college media scholar and author of the textbook “Journalism of Ideas”–will feature a slew of eye-popping and award-winning stories recently published in campus newspapers worldwide. You will, literally, laugh, cry, hide your eyes–and hopefully leave with some related story ideas of your own. Building a Superior Program / Steven Jay Thor / Lemon Veteran adviser Steven Jay Thor will pass on 30 years of experience navigating the sometimes shark-infested water known as advising. He will discuss ways to build a program of merit while leaving a legacy that will live beyond your years as an adviser. Fearless College Reporting As a Freshman: How to Be a Journalism Rock Star / Mia Glatter and Chelsea Daubar / Lime Want to make an impression at your college newspaper as a freshman? Two top editors of the Minaret, the University of Tampa’s award-winning student paper, share insights and tips on how to avoid falling into the scared freshman trap. Instead, they will lay out the secrets to being a standout student reporter from your first day on campus. Photos: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly / Butch Crawford / Hibiscus Professional photographers spend much time critiquing their own work in order to learn and improve. Butch and Dean will go over your images discussing how they could be improved whether you’re using a point and shoot or high end DSLR. Submit some of your images to Dean and Butch for professional critique by emailing three or four images to angel@dsp-photo.com or feel free to bring a few on a jump drive. Best of the Best: Portrait Photos / Julie Mancini / Azalea A and B Come check out some of the award-winning portrait photos shot by students this year as we showcase entries from the Spring 2013 Digital Contests. CopyRIGHTS and Other Legal Issues / Travis Bell / Marathon & Cedar Can I use that new Lil’ Wayne song on my morning show? Can I use this cool photo I just found online? Can I embed that movie trailer on my website? Bring your questions, and we’ll walk you through some copyright hot buttons. The sessions will also explore other legal and ethical issues.


[Friday Sessions - 2 p.m.] How To Fight for Your Publication / Steven Jay Thor / Palms F Veteran adviser Steven Jay Thor will host this roundtable for advisers interested in crafting convincing arguments that are sure to win over any administrator, parent, school board member or legislator that takes on your publication. Sports Photography / Bill Simmons / Palms G We will discuss the basic rules of photography to ensure you get the great shots you want. Following that, we will cover where to be located to capture the once-a-game shots. Know Your Story / Michael Newman / Palms H REPEATS FROM THURSDAY 8 P.M. SESSION Mic the Dog / Les Rose / Jasmine Tips and tricks to make a good story great ... action/reaction, sound advice and Let There Be Light! Sensitive Stories: Photographing Death and Telling Their Story / Steve Johnson / Magnolia Sometimes journalism gets really tough–emotionally, physically and mentally. What do you do when you have to cover death? A funeral. A car accident. An incurable disease. In this session, we’ll talk about how to tell these sensitive stories through writing, pictures and video. We’ll talk about how to work with your sources and why these can be the most rewarding stories you’ll ever tell in journalism. Yearbooks: Sell More and Sell Out / Jim Reppi / Oleander A Are yearbook sales down or stagnant? Do you have unsold yearbooks left over from last year? Do you want sell out before the yearbook

distribution date? This session will provide a simple yearbook marketing plan that will include creative ideas and solutions to increase yearbook buy rates among students and parents. Separating the Good from the Bad / Miles Doran / Orange REPEATS FROM 10 A.M. Best of the Best: Candid Photography / Julie Mancini / Lemon Come check out some of the award-winning candid photography taken by students this year as we showcase entries from the Spring 2013 Digital Contests. Producing Great Show Opens / Yoni Mintz / Lime Learn the secrets to producing special network quality show opens. Masterful Teaching: Journalism Classes and the Evaluation Process / Christie Gold and Stephanie Schwindt / Largo ADVISERS ONLY: Journalism classes don’t always look like the traditional classrooms, yet that doesn’t mean that advisers can’t shine on evaluation rubrics. In fact, they have certain advantages over other teachers. Whether your district uses Danielson or Marzano, this session will help you navigate the evaluation process. Join an experienced peer evaluator and new teacher mentor as they discuss what highly effective classroom practices look like in a journalism class. Keep Calm and Meet Deadline / Callie Williams / Longboat Come Learn some new ideas about managing your staff(s), managing deadlines and making staffers want to return for the next two to three years of their high school career. This session will give ideas for yearbook and newspaper

[Friday Sessions - 3 p.m.] Why Journalism is Vital / Les Rose / Jasmine Great TV News stories can change lives...some examples of just how getting it right is so much better than getting it done. Freelancing 101: How to Make a Living as a Journalist / Steve Johnson / Magnolia Journalism is just something you do in class, right? Wrong. Journalism is one of the best jobs in the world, and in this session we will cover what it takes to start a freelancing business as a journalist The Quick and the Read / Chad Ragland and Julie Maddeleni / Oleander A Quickreads are used to convey and package information in a visually appealing manner by joining both the verbal and visual elements of a story module. From Blogging to Batman / Josh Yehl / Orange Nerd, comic book lover and former Batman sidekick Joshua Yehl shares his story on how he became a writer for IGN.com, host to the most popular comics website on Earth. For those who want a career in entertainment journalism or the Green Lantern Corps, this is where your training begins (capes and masks optional). Hear how he used blogging, Twitter and conventions to help land an awesome journalism job, second only to reporting for the Daily Planet.

Details 3X / Zack Peterson / Lemon The biggest difference between compelling journalism and a boring story is the level of detail. A certain topic or lack of interest shouldn’t hinder a story from having the right level of suspense and interest that it can have. Learn how to observe, use interviews and deploy specific images to you-and your stories-advantage. From FSPA to GMA / Yoni Mintz / Lime Yoni will share the tips he used along the way, going from an FSPA student to an award-winning network news producer. Thinking Beyond the Studio / Kevin Patterson / Largo Producing a regularly scheduled news show is the foundational purpose of TV Production. However, in order to encourage students and teachers to pay attention to your show, you sometimes have to get creative with your presentation. Here’s a look at how to present themed broadcasts that catch the interests of your viewers Best of the Best: Yearbook Spreads / Brit Taylor / Longboat Come check out some of the award-winning yearbook spreads created by students this year as we showcase entries from the Spring 2013 Digital Contests.

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[Behavior Rules & Adviser Duties] Adviser Duties

Behavior Rules

ALL advisers must assist with supervision of students at all times. Supervision inside the hotel during the entertainment activities and at nighttime is the responsibility of every adviser. SUPERVISION of your students MUST be your TOP PRIORITY. After checking on their own students, advisers should patrol their own floors for at LEAST 30 minutes after curfew. An off-duty police officer will make rounds on each floor.

FSPA Convention delegates have established a record of good behavior, mainly because rules are clearly stated in the behavior contract, which delegates must review and sign prior to the convention. These rules are meant to keep delegates safe and to give everyone an opportunity to benefit from convention activities.

Thursday night

Friday night

All Advisers

All Advisers

8:15-9:15 Attend Reception

9:00 -11:15 p.m. Dance

10:30 - 11:15 p.m. General Patrol

11:30 p.m.-midnight Floor Patrol

11:30 p.m.-midnight Floor Patrol Advisers are reminded that they must judge contests if their students are participating. Advisers whose students are not participating are encouraged to assist with the judging process.

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1. Curfew: 11:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. Students must be in assigned rooms at that time. 2. Visitation: Prohibited after curfew. 3. Visitation in hotel rooms by students of the opposite sex must be supervised by adviser. 4. Students must make whereabouts known to chaperone at all times. Students should not go anywhere alone. 5. STUDENTS ARE NOT TO LEAVE THE HOTEL AT NIGHT without a chaperone. 6. Tobacco use is prohibited. 7. Appropriate clothing should be worn at all times. 8. Dancing which is determined to be “inappropriate” will result in discipline by your school administrators. 9. Wristbands must be worn at all times. 10. Students should not engage in disruptive or inconsiderate behavior. Students should understand that the hotel has many other guests who should be treated respectfully at all times. 11. The following rules are most serious and will result in the immediate suspension of the student’s publication from FSPA activities for one year. These rules include, but are not limited to: • Possession of a weapon • Sexual misconduct • Fighting • Possession or use of alcohol or drugs • Unresolved damage to hotel facilities • Leaving convention without supervision or permission • Cheating in FSPA contests and competitions • Any infraction deemed serious by the Executive Board Violations of these rules may result in forfeiture of awards by the entire publication or school delegation.

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[Acknowledgements] The FSPA Executive Board and the Convention 2013 team wish to thank the following people for their assistance with preparing this conference and for their support of scholastic journalism and FSPA. • Ed Hartshorn, Mike Marchant and Jeff Smith, • Judy Cannaday, Teacher of the Year Coordinator • Kevin Stephens, Hillsborough High School, SWANK program design • Dawn Amick, Wyndham Convention Services Manager • Bradley Wilson, SJOY judging coordinator • John Yarbrough, Wyndham Senior Director of • University of Florida College of Journalism and Sales Communications • Kurt Doster and CBTV, Cypress Bay High School • Ashley Norris, Wyndham Administrative Assis• Sharon Tally, Journalism Education Association tant • Stephanie Diaram, Convention Services Coordi- • Levy Awards (plaques) • Our generous sponsors nator • Denise Honey, Broadcast Contest Coordinator • Our giving speakers • Heather Hanks, Photo Contest Coordinator • Our helpful judges • Scholastic journalism parents • Rory Cooksey, FSPA 2013 Executive Producer

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[Executive Board] President Joe Humphrey, MJE, is president of the Florida Scholastic Press Association. He advises the Red & Black newspaper, Hilsborean yearbook, RBTV broadcast and HHSToday.com website at Hillsborough High School in Tampa. The former newspaper reporter is a frequent guest speaker at workshops and conferences throughout the country, including the University of Florida’s Summer Journalism Institute and the summer workshops at Ball State University. Humphrey serves on the Journalism Education Association’s Certification Commission. Humphrey grew up about 10 minutes from the convention hotel, and used to swim at the hotel pool as a kid. His wife, Miriam, is a middle school culinary teacher. His son Andrew, 5, is a future baseball Hall of Famer.

Vice President Brit Taylor is FSPA’s Vice President and the journalism teacher at Hagerty High School in Oviedo. He has been involved with journalism since the ‘80s, when, as a junior high newspaper editor, he had to run pages through the glue machine and paste them down himself. After 19 years of high school advising, his current newspaper and yearbook staffs can’t run a glue machine, but they earn nice recognition despite this deficiency, including All-American and Gold Medalist ratings, a Pacemaker Finalist and two Silver Crowns. Brit and his wife, Maureen, have three children, Emma, Maggie and Wynn.

Executive Director Wayne Garcia is an awardwinning political journalist and educator, working in Florida newspapers, colleges and campaigns for 25 years. As a journalist, he worked for the St. Petersburg Times, Tampa Tribune and Gainesville Sun daily newspapers. During his tenure as the political editor for the alt-weekly Creative Loafing, Garcia won a number of Sunshine State Awards for his writing and his well known blog, The Political Whore. He was the 2009 recipient of the Irene Miller Vigilance in Journalism Award from the Pinellas Chapter of the ACLU. He teaches journalism at the University of South Florida in Tampa, having completed a year as a visiting professor at the University of Florida’s award-winning journalism school in 2009-2010. He also serves as the executive director of the Florida Scholastic Press Association. Garcia is a Florida Gator but received his master’s degree from USF St. Petersburg. He lives in Tampa with his wife, Laura. He has two sons.

Past President Hotel Liaison Jill Maassen has served FSPA in various capacities as president, vice president, site selection chair, constitutional revisions chair and awards and honors chair. She advises DeSoto High School’s newspaper Bulldog’s Bark and the magazine Pedigree as well as teaching journalism and English and is the language arts department chair. A recipient of the prestigious Gold Medallion, she’s also been honored as Morty Schaap Teacher of the Year. She is an FSPA Silver and Gold key recipient.

District 1 Director Hilary Sintes currently teaches TV Production 1-4 at Choctawhatchee High School and ITV and Graphic Arts and Design at Pryor Middle School in Fort Walton Beach. She graduated in 2007 from Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree in Communications, specializing in Media Production. In 2011 she graduated from the University of West Florida with her master’s in Education, specializing in Instructional Technology. This is her sixth year as a member of the Florida Scholastic Press Association and her second year as a District Board Member.

District 2 Director Julie Mancini, CJE, has been advising the Tiger yearbook and Tiger Times newspaper at her alma mater Dunnellon High School for over a dozen years. Her love for photography began in early childhood and has developed into a 22-year career photographing family portraits, weddings and events. In addition, she and her students submit freelance writing and photography for the local weekly newspaper, the Riverland News. Mancini was a 2007 Reynolds Institute fellow at Arizona State University, and FSPA’s District II Teacher of the Year in 2009, 2011 and 2012.   Although photography is her strong point, Mancini also loves working with words, designing with passion, teaming up with others in her school and the community, and conceptualizing themes with her students. What Mancini loves most about advising young journalists is the variety of challenges which make each year a unique, new adventure. Manicini’s students have more than 200 bylines in the community press.

FSPA members will hold an election for president and vice president during the Friday business meeting, which follows the adviser luncheon. The offices are for two-year terms that begin immediately following the convention. We also are seeking a District 5 director; contact Executive Director Wayne Garcia if you are interested in the position on our board.

District 3 Director Colleen Bennett, CJE, is the District 3 Director of the Florida Scholastic Press Association. She advises the Pathfinder yearbook and oakridgemedia. org at Oak Ridge High School in Orlando. Colleen was named a 2013 Journalism Education Association Rising Star award winner and was a nominee for the 2011 FSPA Journalism Teacher of the Year. Her publications have won numerous state, regional and national awards, and she speaks and judges for various scholastic journalism organizations. Prior to teaching, Colleen graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in both journalism and English. While at UF, she interned with the University of Florida News Bureau for almost three years. When Colleen’s not driving 160 miles to and from work every day, she’s usually digging for thrift shop finds or trying to put together a November wedding. She is the proud aunt and “best friend” to her nieces: Brooke, 6, and Bryndle, 2 months.

District 4 Director Ashley Clark is the District 4 Director of the Florida Scholastic Press Association. She advises the Warrior yearbook at East Bay High School in Gibsonton. Other than teaching journalism courses, she proudly prepares ninth graders for both the FCAT and SAT. She received her bachelors of science in English Education from USF in 2011. Her journalism experience began in seventh grade with the Tread yearbook staff at Lake Gibson Middle School and continued with Yellow Jacket Productions at Bartow High.

District 6 Director Kristina Garcia is a teacher at Felix Varela Senior High. She is the Creative Writing teacher and faculty adviser for the Vox Vipera, the school’s literary magazine. She has a master’s degree in English from Florida International University, and is currently working to complete her doctoral degree in Education Administration and Supervision at Florida International University. Kristina is the co-director with Elizabeth Cardenas, who also teaches journalism and is the Viper Vibe faculty adviser at Varela.

District 7 Director Melissa Falkowski advises the Aerie yearbook staff, the Artifex literary magazine staff and the MSD Eagle’s Landing staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. She has been a yearbook adviser for seven years, a literary magazine adviser for five years and an online publication adviser for one year. She is a former yearbook student journalist. For the last five years the Aerie yearbook has been rated All-American by NSPA, All-Florida by FSPA and a Gold Medalist with All-Columbian Honors by CSPA. Rory Cooksey serves as the District 7 assistant director.

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[Speaker Bios] Featured Speakers Meredith Cochie is a course director in the New Media Journalism Master of Arts program at Full Sail University in Winter Park. She is a former reporter, editor and public relations professional. She graduated from the University of Florida, where she directed the Summer Journalism Institute. Miles Doran is an associate producer with CBS News based in New York. He currently produces the weekly “On the Road” features that air on the CBS Evening News. Miles is a graduate of East Lake High School and the University of Florida. He was the 2006 FSPA Student Journalist of the Year. Steve Johnson is a multimedia journalist and adjunct lecturer at the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida. Specializing in backpack journalism, Johnson has worked some of the largest stories in the past decade including the 2012 London Olympics, the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico and a multitude of NCAA national championships. Debra Leithauser is editor in chief of the McClatchy-Tribune wire service, where she previously served as design director and managing editor. She began her professional career at the Orlando Sentinel, where she worked as a reporter, copy editor, ran the paper’s weekly teen section and then became the editor and design director

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for the Sunday magazine. She has also worked as an editor at the Washington Post. Leithauser graduated from the University of Florida in 1992 and was a Duke University Media Fellow in 2007. She lives in Maryland with her husband Tom, who is also a journalist. They have two rambunctious boys. Yonatan “Yoni” Mintz, a coordinating producer at ABC’s Good Morning America, got his start on the sidelines at sports events at Hallandale High School as a runner assisting in all aspects of production. From that, he’s gone to working on America’s No. 1 morning news program and specials such as the Queen’s Jubilee Concert, the Academy Awards, Miss America and the 2013 Presidential Inauguration. Yoni has won three Emmy awards and two Peabody awards. Yoni enjoys spending time with his wife, taking photographs, traveling and cooking. Michael Newman is on-air talent for 2 KASA Fox in Albuquerque, New Mexico. A Tampa native and UCF graduate, Newman’s overall mission is to use the medium of television as a platform to connect people to new ideas and perspectives as a way to show commonalities between people. Les Rose loves his sons, family, friends, the Gators, and Journalism with a Big J, He values the First Amendment more than you can imagine. His heroes are his parents, Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite...but his favorite reporter is some guy named Hartman. The Golden Rule Rules.

Camile Betances is District 6 Journalism Teacher of the Year. Bio, page 13. Travis Bell is an Instructor in the University of South Florida School of Mass Communications. He teaches courses in the Multimedia Journalism undergraduate program with an emphasis on broadcast journalism, electronic field production, and sports media. Bell earned a M.S. in Sport Management from Florida State University and a B.A. in Radio/TV Broadcasting and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida. He worked nearly two decades in professional journalism, including 12 years in television news. Bell remains connected in the multimedia industry as a freelance reporter and photographer for various regional networks. Bell’s research interests are in high school athletics, sports media broadcast contracts, and documentaries. Rick Brunson teaches journalism at the school he graduated from: the University of Central Florida. He teaches news reporting and editing, magazine production, online journalism and ethics and principles of journalism at UCF’s Nicholson School of Communication. HE is also a part-time production editor at the Orlando Sentinel working in sports and news. In 2012, he served as newsroom writing coach at WFTV Channel 9, Orlando’s ABC affiliate. His children are proud graduates of Boone High School. Go Braves! Julie Compton is the author of ‘Tell No Lies,’ ‘Rescuing Olivia,’ and the recently released ‘Keep No Secrets.’ Her novels combine the suspense of thrillers with the drama of human relationships. An attorney by profession, she now writes full-time from her home near Orlando. Butch Crawford has been a photographer for AP, ESPN, the LA Times and the Orlando Sentinel. His vast experience as a photojournalist continues as a full time portrait and candid photographer with Dean Stewart Photography. Chelsea Daubar is a sophomore at the University of Tampa and is a Journalism major. She is the managing editor of the student newspaper, The Minaret, and plans on pursuing a career in the journalism field.


[Speaker Bios] Todd DeNoyer has been preserving memories of high school students with video, pictures, and books for the last 20 years. He has taken students to Africa & Japan to create documentaries. Todd is the co-founder of LIVEyearbook which has now changed its name to LIVEality. LIVEality has the only “Coffee Table Quality” book in the yearbook industry. It is a yearbook company on the cutting edge of technology.

of the Friend of Scholastic Journalism for JEA and a Gold Medallion from FSPA. Charles Harris is the Director of the Knight Division for Scholarships, Career Services and Multicultural Affairs at UF’s College of Journalism. His job includes awarding scholarships to students (including freshmen), assisting students with their internship and job searches and working with underrepresented students and summer programs for high school students.

Matt Diaz brings a unique blend of expertise and excitement to his role as a Walsworth Yearbooks representative. A former high school teacher and coach, Matt served on the editorial staffs at Miami Sunset High’s yearbook and newspaper before graduating from Palm Beach Atlantic University. He works and resides in the South Florida area.

Jean Henry was a yearbook adviser for seven years at Countryside High School in Clearwater and University High School in Orlando. She joined Herff Jones in 1992 and is a yearbook representative in Central Florida. Jean serves as director of Yearbookpalooza Summer Workshop and is a member of the Herff Jones Hall of Fame.

Lisa Dowling is a veteran yearbook adviser and English teacher with over 19 years experience. She currently works for Leonards Studios overseeing their high school photo accounts for the northeast Florida region. Lisa is most excited about working with a variety of yearbook staffs to help them learn more about photojournalism and how to best plan and execute their ideas for their yearbooks.

Cindy Hogue brings over 20 years combined experience from starting as a Digital Page Specialist Designer to teaching in the classroom to combining it all as a Balfour Representative. Her real-life experience allows her to give her customers the most comprehensive, helpful and genuine experience possible.

Mia Glatter is a junior majoring in journalism at the University of Tampa. She is currently the News and Features Editor of the Minaret. She attended FSPA in high school with West Shore Jr./Sr. High and is excited to be back. Christie Gold taught print journalism for 18 years. She was the 2002 Hillsborough County Teacher of the Year, the 2003 Florida Journalism Teacher of the Year and was twice a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Distinguished Adviser. In 2010, she accepted a position as a teacher evaluator with the school district of Hillsborough County. she also publishes Florida Sporthorse Magazine, a quarterly publication covering the state’s $6.5 billion equine industry. Missy Green, a University of South Carolina graduate with a degree in journalism, has been a yearbook representative for over 36 years. A former newspaper reporter for the Tampa Tribune, she has been the recipient

Joey Knight is a sports reporter for the Tampa Bay Times and winner of two Associated Press Sports Editors awards in the last three years. He is the co-creator of “Friday Night Rewind,” a weekly online prep football highlight show that has garnered a handful of state and national awards. Previously as a Tampa Tribune sports writer, he covered the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ victory in Super Bowl XXXVII, Gator mens basketball teams NCAA advancements and the resignation of former UF football coach Steve Spurrier. Joey also covered NFL great and former Kathleen High wrestler/football star Ray Lewis, who recently retired after reaching the Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens and who is projected to be a first-ballot selection into the pro football hall of fame. Prior to it being the subject of an ESPN documentary, he also covered Brandon High School wrestling team’s 459-match winning streak, which spanned nearly 34 years. Joey graduated from Zephyrhills High School in 1986, earned his degree at Troy State University in 1990 and is a married father of three children.

Stephen Komives is executive director of the Society for News Design, a role he assumed in 2009 after spending 20 years as an award-winning editor and visual director at several newspapers. As leader of SND, he serves as ambassador for visual journalism around the globe and has created initiatives to push SND’s digital programs and its international mission. Clare Lennon is about to graduate from the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications and begin an internship for the Tampa Bay Times. She previously edited The Independent Florida Alligator, freelanced for The Gainesville Sun and interned for Cosmopolitan magazine. In her spare time, Clare attempts to plan her wedding, reads and daydreams about the food she got to eat in New York. Adam Livesay has over 12 years of scholastic journalism experience. A former editor-in-chief of Crystal River High School’s yearbook and newspaper, Adam graduated from the University of Central Florida with bachelor degrees in broadcast journalism and political science. He now uses those experiences to help schools as a representative with Walsworth yearbooks. Austin Lyon is a reporter and play-by-play announcer for Bright House Sports Network in Orlando. His responsibilities include making on-air appearances, writing and shooting. He has more than a decade of experience as a reporter. Julie Maddaleni helps build award-winning yearbook programs while fostering student leadership in the Palm Beach area. From cool covers to balanced budgets, dynamic designs and endless ideas, Julie is passionate about saving your everyday moments. When times get tough in yearbook land, she wants you to remember that yearbooks make people smile! Julie Mancini is FSPA’s District 2 director. Bio, page 27. Erin Norris has seven years of experience as a representative, high school yearbook editor and college yearbook staffer. She has a bachelor’s degree in marketing and understands the drive behind the hard work,

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[Speaker Bios] dedication and creativity it takes to create successful yearbooks. Kevin Patterson advises Oviedo High School TV Production. He graduated with a bachelors in media production from Florida State University. He is the recipient of a 2012 Bronze Telly Award and a 2011 Gold Aurora Award. Zack Peterson is a sophomore journalism major at the University of Florida. He interns in The Gainesville Sun’s newsroom and is a graduate of Hillsborough High School. Keisha Pickett is equipped with more than a decade of experience in journalism, PR and event planning. She owns Picket PR Group and BlackintheBay.com. She is a graduate of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and currently resides in the Tampa Bay area. Stacey Pierce has advised television productions, online media, news magazine, newspaper and yearbook programs for the past eight years in the Polk County School District. Prior to that, she served as managing editor of a daily newspaper and corporate recruiter for News Media Corporation. Thomas Pierce has 40+ years teaching and advising pubs in two high schools, two community colleges, two four-year colleges. He’s a past president of FSPA and a lifetime member, a lifetime member and Distinguished Adviser of the College Media Association and has been a presenter at CMA, FCCPA, CCPA, FSPA and Poynter for over 30 years. He was a part-time copy editor at the Tampa Bay Times and the Orlando Sentinel for over 20 years. Patty Posey taught for 17 years before becoming a yearbook sales representative for Herff Jones in 1997. She was a yearbook adviser for five years at Monsignor Pace High School in Miami and had the pleasure to work with yearbook staffs that won many awards from CSPA, FSPA and JEA. Patty is a member of the Herff Jones Hall of Fame. Daniel Reimold, PhD, is an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Tampa, where he also advises the Minaret student newspaper. He maintains the leading student journalism blog College Media Mat-

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ters (collegemediamatters.com) and the USA Today column “Campus Beat.” He is the author of the textbook “Journalism of Ideas: Brainstorming, Developing, and Selling Stories in the Digital Age.” Jim Reppi, a University of Connecticut fine arts major, started his career as a graphic designer for a national magazine. Jim used his design and marketing experience to transition into the telecommunications industry, and in 2001, he started his own telecommunications company. During his time as an independent business owner, Jim volunteered to coach high school football; this led to an opportunity to teach commercial art and yearbook. In 2009, the Jostens yearbook division recruited Jim to be their Tampa Bay area yearbook sales representative. Chad Ragland admits to being a true yearbook nerd at heart. He has earned three prestigious “Jostens Leadership Awards” for the value he brings his yearbook partners. An avid runner, he confesses that marathons run a close second to and are a whole lot like yearbook planning and production. Ryan Rivas is the publisher of Burrow Press. His writing has appeared in the Orlando Weekly, Annalemma Magazine, Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012 and elsewhere. Mark Schledorn has advised student publications in Brevard County since 1990. He currently teaches journalism at West Shore Jr./Sr. High School in Melbourne. Through the years his staffs have won a number of Crowns from CSPA, All-Americas from NSPA, including a Pacemaker in 2000, and All-Floridas from FSPA. Before becoming a teacher, he worked as a sports-desk editor at Florida Today and at the Tallahassee Democrat and as the front-page editor at the Winter Haven News-Chief. Stephanie Schwindt taught television production to both middle and high school students for 13 years. She is a Nationally Board Certified Teacher, was awarded the Hillsborough County International Reading Association’s Celebrate Literacy Award and was honored by a local Wal-Mart as a teacher of the year. She is also an active community volunteer with the Junior League of Tampa. Since 2010, she has served as a New

Teacher Mentor/Evaluator for Hillsborough County Public Schools, a position funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Jeff Sharon is a Course Director in the New Media Journalism MA program at Full Sail University. He previously worked as a Sports Reporter and Anchor for WNEG-TV in Northeast Georgia, and also as a Coordinator of Broadcast Productions for UCF Athletics. Bill Simmons is a graduate of Plant City High School with more than 20 years of successful experience in the photography industry. He began his career with Bryn Alan Studios in Tampa. In 2010, he joined Leonard’s, where he serves as a photographer and the photography training coordinator. Hilary Sintes is FSPA’s District 1 director. Bio, page 27. Stephanie Shumate covers the greater Tallahassee area with Herff Jones yearbook. As a middle school yearbook editor, Stephanie learned the wonders of the yearbook. Her intense knowledge in youth leadership development is an abundant resource to the schools in her area. Stephanie empowers young people and cultivates a welcoming and inspiring environment wherever she goes. Stephanie has a creative itch to bring new ideas and perspectives to projects giving her schools the opportunity to construct fabulous yearbooks. David Simons oversees the Affiliate Relations Department at Bright House Sports Network, Channel 47 and HD 1147 on Bright House Networks. The Affiliate Relations department serves as a liaison for over 200 high schools in Tampa Bay and Central Florida regarding live events, community relations and the Varsity Reporter program. Dean Stewart been taking photographs for yearbooks since 1972 when he started as his school’s yearbook student photographer. In the 40+ years since then, he has photographed hundreds of sporting events from bowling to major league baseball. Dean enjoys sharing the things he has learned with students of all ages. Brit Taylor is FSPA vice president. Bio, page 27.


[Speaker Bios] Steven Jay Thor is a former District 7 director and FSPA president. Now retired, Thor worked for the final 13 years of his career at Deerfield Beach High School in the Communication Broadcast Arts program. The Steven Jay Thor Mixed Company contest was named after him at last year’s convention. Scott Toner is a second-generation printer growing up in a graphics family. You could say ink runs through the Toner family. Currently he is the Technical Relations Manager for Suncoast Press. This position has tied into his past experiences, to bring his knowledge to the customer. Steven Wallace has been a Herff Jones yearbook specialist in North Central Florida since 1990. Steven has scholastic journalism experience on the high school and college level. The adviser’s advisor, he aids in budgeting and the organization of yearbook staffs. He also excels in helping staffs with creative ideas, themes and covers. He and

the Yearbook Connection staff also sponsor a number of other programs annually to educate and motivate yearbook students. Amanda Wedgworth is a publishing representative for Balfour Publishing Company in South Florida. Amanda was an award-winning Editor-in-Chief of the Legacy Yearbook at Lecanto High School. She then earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations from the University of Florida. Since graduation Amanda has worked in the Marketing Department at Balfour/Taylor Publishing and has been a publishing representative in the state of Florida since 2002. Callie Williams has been advising the Astronaut High School yearbook for the past 10 years. She has been advising her school’s newspaper as well for the past two years and recently moved it to an online website. She will also be taking on TV Productions next year.

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[All-Florida Individual Winners] Judges reviewed 1,863 entries in more than 50 categories in the FSPA Spring 2013 Digital Contests, as we combined our mail-in contests and “carry-in” contests into this new all-digital submission format. Entries received a rank of All-Florida, Excellent, Honorable Mention or no award given, along with written feedback. The All-Florida winners are published here. Judges also identified a “Best of the Best” in each category, and we will announce those winners throughout the convention, at the Opening, Banquet and Closing. [Note: In a category where no entries scored All-Florida, no Best of the Best was named]. This list also includes All-Florida winners from a series of pilot contests held in fall 2012 to test the new database system. 1 in 8 million The Circuit Online, Cypress Bay High School (Daniela Marin, Sara Gaggia) Broadcast Show Opening CBTV, Cypress Bay High School (Zack Caparelli, Jenna Workman) On the Prowl, Martin County High School (Joe Calogero) RTV News-Doral, Ronald W. Reagan/ Doral Senior High School (Brian Truillo) Sharks News, Alonzo & Tracy Mourning Senior High School (Juan Sierra, Melanie Rowe) WBTV, West Broward High School (Nicholas Nieman) WSRH News, Seminole Ridge High School (Powers Perrotta) Computer-drawn illustration Javelin, John I. Leonard High School (Christian Peraza) The Lions Tale, Oviedo High School (Wesley Wynne) The Lions Tale, Oviedo High School (Wesley Wynne) Disney Media Day - Story BluePrint, Hagerty High School (Matilda von Kalm) The Red & Black, Hillsborough High School (Brittany Valencic) The Trinity Voice, Trinity Prepatory School (Kanika Mohan) The Viper Vibe, Felix Varela Senior High School (Giovanna Navas) Editorial The Red & Black, Hillsborough High School (Brittany Valencic) The Lightning Strike, Dr. Michael M. Krop High School (Michael Behfar) j26The Viper Vibe, Felix Varela Senior High School (Claudia Morales) The Red & Black, Hillsborough High School (Jenn Travis) Spartan News Network, Lakewood High School (Chelsea Helt) highlights, Coral Gables Senior High School (Nicolas Rivero) Pathfinder, Deerfield Beach High School (India Edouard) Hi-Lights, Boone High School (Karina Flores) The Circuit Online, Cypress Bay High School (Brittany Zeidel) The Viper Vibe, Felix Varela Senior High School (Claudia Morales) Editorial cartoon Reagan Advocate, Ronald W. Reagan/ Doral Senior High School (Carlos Perez) Seahawk’s Eye, Cape Coral High School (Kevin Herrera) The Circuit, Cypress Bay High School (Alfredo Salkeld)

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Feature Package On the Prowl, Martin County High School (Stephanie Cameron, Reanna Frazier, Rachel Ram) CCNN Live, Christopher Columbus High School (Fernando Juncadella) WAHS NEWS, American Heritage School (Megan Menocal, Drew Kurzman, Daniel Correa) CBTV, Cypress Bay High School (Kirsten Cozier) CCNN Live, Christopher Columbus High School (Cristian Gutierrez, Gabriel Liceaga) On the Prowl, Martin County High School (Vicki Jackson, Nick Lopes, Brett Yochum)

Tiger Times, Dunnellon High School (Rachel Horne) Tiger Times, Dunnellon High School (Stevie White) TigerVision, Dunnellon High School (Erica Presson, Ariel Buchko, Storm Bazarsky) WCHS News, Citrus High School (Katie Zerbo) WCHS News, Citrus High School (Taylor Hoffmann) Tiger, Dunnellon High School (Rachel Horne) Excalibur, Robinson High School (Laura Verkyk) Aftermath, Palm Harbor University High School (Katie Rodnite) Aftermath, Palm Harbor University High School (Katie Rodnite) Arcadia, West Shore Junior/Senior High School (Alannah Stewart) The Torch, Pine View School for the Gifted (Aisha Quadir) Citrio Yearbook, Citrus High School (Baylee Dushane) The Match, Pine View School for the Gifted (Alex Woelffer) Fusion, Hagerty High School (Devin Becker) Hilsborean, Hillsborough High School (Kevin Stephens) The Lightning Strike, Dr. Michael M. Krop High School (Javier Storch) Pathfinder, Oak Ridge High School (Kethia Koery) Predator, Wharton High School (Alex Montgomery) Predator, Wharton High School (Scott Sollazzo Tatanka, Ronald W. Reagan/ Doral Senior High School (Carla Reis, Ricardo Murador) The Circuit, Cypress Bay High School (Max Thilen) Legend, Boone High School (Olivia Rees) CavsConnect, Coral Gables Senior High School (Christopher Arias)

Feature Photo Tiger Times, Dunnellon High School (Christopher Fortune) The Storm, Cypress Bay High School (Kristina Olivera) The Torch, Pine View School for the Gifted (Aisha Quadir) The Torch, Pine View School for the Gifted (Zackary Corbett) The Viper Vibe, Felix Varela Senior High School (Giovanna Navas) The Viper Vibe, Felix Varela Senior High School (Giovanna Navas) The Match, Pine View School for the Gifted (Alex Woelffer) Tiger, Dunnellon High School (Stevie White) The Stampede, J.W. Mitchell High School (Natalie Capshaw)

Feature Story The Gauntlet, Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School (Devon Tallman) The Circuit, Cypress Bay High School (Lisa Burgoa) The Lions Tale, Oviedo High School (Sarah Tripp) The Red & Black, Hillsborough High School (Brittany Valencic, Nikki Ferrera) The Red & Black, Hillsborough High School (Nikki Ferrera) The Viper Vibe, Felix Varela Senior High School (Janelle Malagon, Claudia Morales) The Gauntlet, Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School (Austin Siegel) The Viper Vibe, Felix Varela Senior High School (Claudia Morales) Hi-Lights, Boone High School (Gabrielle

The Circuit, Cypress Bay High School (Alfredo Salkeld) Election Coverage The Red & Black, Hillsborough High School (Staff ) Hilsborean, Hillsborough High School (Staff ) Every Student Has a Story (Print) The Match, Pine View School for the Gifted (Allie Pitchford) The Lightning Strike, Dr. Michael M. Krop High School (Abigail Duffy) The Circuit Online, Cypress Bay High School (Brittany Zeidel) The Circuit, Cypress Bay High School (Chloe Lipkin) oakridgemedia.org, Oak Ridge High School (Rochelle Deliz) Patriot Post, American Heritage School (Melissa Bosem, Elizabeth Flynn) WBTV, West Broward High School (Paola Flores, Karina Forler) WPHS, Pace High School (Hayle Wilson, Carly Currier) WROR-TV, Oviedo High School (Rachel Wang)

Fakhoury) The Lions Tale, Oviedo High School (Alex White) Hi-Lights, Boone High School (Bridgette Norris) Hi-Lights, Boone High School (Kaley Gilbert) Predator, Wharton High School (Allie Boucher) Predator, Wharton High School (Jessie Savedge) Seahawk’s Eye, Cape Coral High School (Lilian Moreno, Emily Mavrakis) Spartan News Network, Lakewood High School (Victoria Bischoff, Krystal Ivy) Spartan News Network, Lakewood High School (Scotty Schenck, Chris Deister) Arcadia, West Shore Junior/Senior High School (Felicia Solazzo) Hand-drawn illustration The Circuit Online, Cypress Bay High School (Alfredo Salkeld) The Lightning Strike, Dr. Michael M. Krop High School (Michael Behfar) Vox Vipera, Felix Varela Senior High School (Alexis Rudd) Vox Vipera, Felix Varela Senior High School (Adrian Morales) The Trinity Voice, Trinity Prepatory School (Gillian Perkins) The Lynx, West Broward High School (Daniela Munoz) Equus, American Heritage Boca/Delray (Gianni Lazzara) Hilsborean, Hillsborough High School (Eva Hall) HELM, Hillsborough High School (Aaren Zhu) HDTV-News, Hallandale High School (Laura Pierre) Equus, American Heritage Boca/Delray (Nicholas Gasparri) The Lions Tale, Oviedo High School (Suzanne Gaertner) Infographic Predator, Wharton High School (Ashley Benjamin) Predator, Wharton High School (Ashley Benjamin) Scepter, King High School (Jena Young) The Lions Tale, Oviedo High School (Rachel Lo) The Lions Tale, Oviedo High School (Sarah Tripp) The Viper Vibe, Felix Varela Senior High School (Janelle Malagon) Arcadia, West Shore Junior/Senior High School (Jack Dickens) Warrior, East Bay High School (Melody Dickson, Blake Warnock) Patriot Post, American Heritage School (Elizabeth Flynn) The Red & Black, Hillsborough High School (Kellen Yent)


[All-Florida Individual Winners] Minotaur, Bloomingdale High School (Kelsey Baker, Matthew Yeatts) Liberator, Pace High School (Melissa Cunningham) Liberator, Pace High School (Hannah Culleiton) Hilsborean, Hillsborough High School (Teresa Chorvat, Madeline Quam) Hilsborean, Hillsborough High School (Ben Muschol) Hilsborean, Hillsborough High School (Ben Muschol) Hi-Lights, Boone High School (Lindsay Alexander) CATCOM, Lakewood Center for Advanced Technologies (Michael Rygula) Bagpipe, Lakeland High School (Jonathan Hulzebos, Jacob Post, Nicholas Curtis) CATCOM, Lakewood Center for Advanced Technologies (Daniel Shoun) Journalism Meme Liberator, Pace High School (Brooke Tanswell) The EYE, Palm Harbor University High School (Megan Rush, Libby Rodnite) Lit Mag Poetry Oracle, Osceola High School (Joanne Stein) Lit Mag Prose Vox Vipera, Felix Varela Senior High School (Connor Nelson) Oracle, Osceola High School (Thomas Ruetz) Catharsis, Coral Gables Senior High School (Rinita Rasheed) Lit Mag spread Catharsis, Coral Gables Senior High School (Stephanie Elmir) News Package CBTV, Cypress Bay High School (Nathalia Iole, Gianna de Lannoy, Erika Orstad) Sun Weekly Review, University School of Nova Southeastern Unviersity (Dilraj Cambow, Alek Perczek) WKTN/midKnight Production, East Ridge High School (Kelsey McKinney, Sydne Rubeor) News Story The Trinity Voice, Trinity Prepatory School (Megan McFadyen-Mungall) The Viper Vibe, Felix Varela Senior High School (Giovanna Navas) The Lions Tale, Oviedo High School (Keenan Smith) Hi-Lights, Boone High School (Mackenzie Mock) highlights, Coral Gables Senior High School (Brooke Donner) Hi-Lights, Boone High School (Cooper Brock) Spartan News Network, Lakewood High School (Staff ) Newspaper/newsmagazine front page The Red & Black, Hillsborough High School (Brittany Valencic) The Viper Vibe, Felix Varela Senior High School (Claudia Morales) The Torch, Pine View School for the Gifted

(Aisha Quadir) The Lions Tale, Oviedo High School (Allison Owen, Rachel Lo) The Red & Black, Hillsborough High School (Brittany Valencic, Ellie Rodriguez) The Lions Tale, Oviedo High School (Suzanne Gaertner, Rachel Lo, Allison Owen) The Lions Tale, Oviedo High School (Rachel Lo, Allison Owen) The Torch, Pine View School for the Gifted (Aisha Quadir) Newspaper/newsmagazine page The Hoofbeat, J.W. Mitchell High School (Sarah Langston) highlights, Coral Gables Senior High School (Deanna Breiter, Audrey Fernandez) The Lions Tale, Oviedo High School (Rachel Lo) The Lions Tale, Oviedo High School (Rochelle Gaertner, Allison Owen, Rachel Lo) Sword & Shield, South Plantation High School (Sarah Elliott (writer), Brooke Mathews (writer), Richard Pena (writer)) Patriot Post, American Heritage School (Lautaro Grinspan) Predator, Wharton High School (Ashley Benjamin, Scott Sollazzo) The Circuit, Cypress Bay High School (Sara Gaggia) Personality Portrait Predator, Wharton High School (Scott Sollazzo) Tiger Times, Dunnellon High School (Sierra Oliver) Hilsborean, Hillsborough High School (Hannah Baade) Highlander, Lakeland High School (Charlotte Renner) HDTV Productions, Hallandale High School (Reynold Urena) CavsConnect, Coral Gables Senior High School (Christopher Arias) Aftermath, Palm Harbor University High School (Savannah Ryburn) WCHS News, Citrus High School (Alex Mundreanu) Print Commentary Mourning Splash, Alonzo & Tracy Mourning Senior High School (Rebecca Landesman) Arcadia, West Shore Junior/Senior High School (Aalekhya Tenali) Blue and Gold, Gulf Breeze High School (Christin Campbell) BluePrint, Hagerty High School (Matilda von Kalm) CavsConnect, Coral Gables Senior High School (Aliyah Symes) highlights, Coral Gables Senior High School (Cyrus Zeledon) Hi-Lights, Boone High School (Austin Hall, Sam Holleman) Hi-Lights, Boone High School (Brian “Chase” Gardner) The Match, Pine View School for the Gifted (Daysi Gomez) The EYE, Palm Harbor University High School (Lena Schwallenberg) The Gauntlet, Saint Stephen’s Episcopal

School (Austin Siegel) The Gauntlet, Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School (Luc Goeders) The Lariat, Cooper City High School (Blue Kaufman) The Lariat, Cooper City High School (Jeremy Haas) The Lions Tale, Oviedo High School (Tanner Mowery) The Lions Tale, Oviedo High School (Trevor Khan) The Lynx, West Broward High School (Mysia Anderson) The EYE, Palm Harbor University High School (Daniela Ress) The Match, Pine View School for the Gifted (Daysi Gomez) The Gauntlet, Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School (Luc Goeders) The Torch, Pine View School for the Gifted (Alex Quintero) The Torch, Pine View School for the Gifted (Grant Golub) The Torch, Pine View School for the Gifted (Sarah Brickman) The Trinity Voice, Trinity Prepatory School (Grant Gordon, Tim Carney) The Trinity Voice, Trinity Prepatory School (Lexie Dantes) The Trinity Voice, Trinity Prepatory School (Nicholas Amend) Tornado Times, Pompano Beach High School (Jon Gardner) Mourning Splash, Alonzo & Tracy Mourning Senior High School (Brittany Ortiz) The Match, Pine View School for the Gifted (Daysi Gomez) Scepter, King High School (Braden Smith) Hi-Lights, Boone High School (Lindsay Alexander) Mourning Splash, Alonzo & Tracy Mourning Senior High School (Samantha Kruger) News in a Click, Florida Virtual School (Samantha Morris) Patriot Post, American Heritage School (Morgan Baskin) Patriot Post, American Heritage School (Morgan Baskin) The Lariat, Cooper City High School (Alex Barnard) Predator, Wharton High School (Yvonne Bertovich) The Circuit Online, Cypress Bay High School (Avery Zaffos) Seahawk’s Eye, Cape Coral High School (Camren Besse) Seahawk’s Eye, Cape Coral High School (Camren Besse) The Circuit, Cypress Bay High School (Paige Levin) Predator, Wharton High School (Brandon Goldman) The Circuit, Cypress Bay High School (Rebecca Rubin) Seahawk’s Eye, Cape Coral High School (Michael Beddall) The Chronicle, Coral Springs High School (Sam Hinkes) The Chronicle, Coral Springs High School (Ben Mitchell) Sword & Shield, South Plantation High School (PJ Schwab) Sword & Shield, South Plantation High School (Jennifer Hottinger)

Sword & Shield, South Plantation High School (Christian Nunez) Spartan News Network, Lakewood High School (Adrianna Shakespeare) Profile Story The Lynx, West Broward High School (Taylor Crehan) Tiger Times, Dunnellon High School (Stevie White, Ariel Buchko) The Viper Vibe, Felix Varela Senior High School (Claudia Morales) The Viper Vibe, Felix Varela Senior High School (Claudia Morales) The Trinity Voice, Trinity Prepatory School (Natasha Haralambous) The Trinity Voice, Trinity Prepatory School (Alex Nebel) The Torch, Pine View School for the Gifted (Sarah Brickman) The Red & Black, Hillsborough High School (Daniel Dolford) Hi-Lights, Boone High School (Gabriella Fakhoury) The Chariot, J.P. Taravella High School (Paula Nieves) Spartan News Network, Lakewood High School (Symone Brown) Fusion, Hagerty High School (Holly Fohr) Minotaur, Bloomingdale High School (Kelsey Baker) The Lariat, Cooper City High School (Jessica Weaver) Hi-Lights, Boone High School (Elizabeth Gordon) Hi-Lights, Boone High School (Delanee Bogan) Predator, Wharton High School (Marlene Miranda) Public Service Announcement CBTV, Cypress Bay High School (Marlee Wierda) WSRH News, Seminole Ridge High School (Andres Duenas, Jordan Meredith) WROR-TV, Oviedo High School (Cameron Lynah) TigerVision, Dunnellon High School (Rebecka Millikin, Jacob Boris, Katie Wallace) TigerVision, Dunnellon High School (Kane Parks, Richie Litterine, Kayla McMann) Sun Weekly Review, University School of Nova Southeastern Unviersity (Jordan Kulla, Hannah Rosenberg, Rachel Zucker) RTV News-Doral, Ronald W. Reagan/ Doral Senior High School (Brian Truillo, Kris Lancaster, Cayla Bush, Jose Alvarez) CBTV, Cypress Bay High School (Zack Caparelli) WSRH News, Seminole Ridge High School (Chris Waddington, David Freund) CBTV, Cypress Bay High School (Daniela Arguello) American Image, American Heritage School (Deja Parrish, Amanda Studnik, Kristi Cook, Grace King) JPTV, J.P. Taravella High (Talia Millery) Review The Chronicle, Coral Springs High School (Milan Carson) Oracle, Osceola High School (Thomas Grzesiakowski)

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[All-Florida Individual Winners] CavsConnect, Coral Gables Senior High School (Aliyah Symes) Hi-Lights, Boone High School (Josh Halloran) Short Film The Lightning Strike, Dr. Michael M. Krop High School (Javier Storch) WBTV, West Broward High School (Brennan Turner, Eduardo Barreto, Jonathan Markcity, Nicholas Nieman) WSRH News, Seminole Ridge High School (Jordan Meredith, Corey Huff, Elizabeth Dimpflmaier, Jamie King) Special Effects Photo WAHS NEWS, American Heritage School (Drew Kurzman) CavsConnect, Coral Gables Senior High School (Christopher Arias) Gables Live!, Coral Gables Senior High School (Catarina Ruggiano) WAHS NEWS, American Heritage School (Drew Kurzman) Sports Feature Story The Gauntlet, Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School (Austin Siegel) Hi-Lights, Boone High School (Mackenzie Mock) Hi-Lights, Boone High School (Mackenzie Mock) Arcadia, West Shore Junior/Senior High School (Jacob Smithe, Sarah Day) The Lions Tale, Oviedo High School (Jessi Whitacre) Hi-Lights, Boone High School (Conor Curry) Sports Game Story The Circuit, Cypress Bay High School (Jenna Kline) The Circuit Online, Cypress Bay High School (Jake Marsh) The Circuit Online, Cypress Bay High School (Jessica Schein) The Circuit Online, Cypress Bay High School (Jake Marsh) The Circuit, Cypress Bay High School (Jake Marsh) BluePrint, Hagerty High School (Spencer Thompson) Arcadia, West Shore Junior/Senior High School (Lindsay Gorham) Bagpipe, Lakeland High School (Jordan Thurn) The Circuit, Cypress Bay High School (Jake Marsh) Sports Package WAHS NEWS, American Heritage School (Eduardo Serpa, Melissa Danz) WAHS NEWS, American Heritage School (Sara Lichterman, Megan Menocal, Ariela Trepman, Carolina Arango) On the Prowl, Martin County High School (Matt Lively, Hanna Lambros) FBN News, John A. Ferguson Senior High School (Melissa Kamm) WROR-TV, Oviedo High School (Cameron Lynah) Sports Photo Tiburon, Alonzo & Tracy Mourning Senior High School (Janeth Roman)

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The Match, Pine View School for the Gifted (Alex Woelffer) Tiburon, Alonzo & Tracy Mourning Senior High School (Joshua Collins) The Stallion Chronicle, American Heritage Boca/Delray (Gianni Lazzara) The Roar, West Shore Junior/Senior High School (Hana Bilicki) The Red & Black, Hillsborough High School (Jimmy Herd-Bond) Hilsborean, Hillsborough High School (Hannah Baade) HDTV Productions, Hallandale High School (Reynold Urena) CavsConnect, Coral Gables Senior High School (Christopher Arias) CavsConnect, Coral Gables Senior High School (Christopher Arias) Arcadia, West Shore Junior/Senior High School (Hana Biliki) The Lynx, West Broward High School (Emily Ford) Spot News Photo Tiger Times, Dunnellon High School (Gaige Evans) CavsConnect, Coral Gables Senior High School (Christopher Arias) HDTV Productions, Hallandale High School (Reynold Urena) The Red & Black, Hillsborough High School (Aleesha Mundra) The Red & Black, Hillsborough High School (Gabriella McIntyre) The Stampede, J.W. Mitchell High School (Natalie Capshaw) CavsConnect, Coral Gables Senior High School (Christopher Arias) Staff Promotional Video WPHS, Pace High School (Austin Keller) S2N News, Lakeland High School (Staff ) Spartan News Network, Lakewood High School (Staff ) Talent Demo Reel S2N News, Lakeland High School (Cassidy Delamarter) Tom Pierce Photo Portfolio Excalibur, Robinson High School (Laura Verkyk) The Stallion Chronicle, American Heritage Boca/Delray (Cynthia Metzger) Tiburon, Alonzo & Tracy Mourning Senior High School (Joshua Collins) Tiger Times, Dunnellon High School (Stevie White) WCHS News, Citrus High School (Taylor Hoffmann) Videography Demo Reel Gables Live!, Coral Gables Senior High School (Raul Flores) Weather Segment WAHS NEWS, American Heritage School (Aaron Sortal) Website home page CavsConnect, Coral Gables Senior High School (Staff ) HDTV-News, Hallandale High School (Elvira Vargas, Alissa Ovalle) American Image, American Heritage

School (Alex Garza, Steven Malca) Yearbook Academics Copy Legend, Boone High School (Morgan Rowland) Legend, Boone High School (Kaitlyn Dike) Yearbook opening/divider Tatanka, Ronald W. Reagan/ Doral Senior High School (Stephanie Ramirez, Victoria Figuiredo) Tiger, Dunnellon High School (Rachel Horne, Laura Riley, Staff ) The Stampede, J.W. Mitchell High School (Jayde Reid) Spotlight, American Heritage School (Melissa Danz) Pathfinder, Oak Ridge High School (Crystal Sanchez) Liberator, Pace High School (Melissa Cunningham, Bradley Graham, Sarah Stark) Highlander, Lakeland High School (Jordan Thurn, Anessa Diaz) Excalibur, Robinson High School (Laura Verkyk, Stephanie De La Rosa) Citrio Yearbook, Citrus High School (Staff ) Arcadia, West Shore Junior/Senior High School (Marianthi Karas) Tiburon, Alonzo & Tracy Mourning Senior High School (Emilie Kormienko, Luz Cusnaider, Dianna Chericlet, Ileana Bowen) Yearbook portrait spread The Stampede, J.W. Mitchell High School (Nixida Figueroa, Dominique MirandaDubay, Jayde Reid) Aftermath, Palm Harbor University High School (Staff ) Legend, Boone High School (Megan Dempsey) Liberator, Pace High School (Audrey Blue, Becky Landrum) Liberator, Pace High School (Patrick Flannigan, Monica Bondurant) The Stampede, J.W. Mitchell High School (Baylor Cherry, Nixida Figueroa, Dominique Miranda-Dubay) The Stampede, J.W. Mitchell High School (Dominique Miranda-Dubay, Brianna Scianna, Yianna Kolioradakis, Jayde Reid) Yearbook Sports Copy Legend, Boone High School (Madison Nagle) Legend, Boone High School (Jovann Martin) Fusion, Hagerty High (Kaylie Catlin) Yearbook Student Life Copy Tiger, Dunnellon High School (Rachel Horne) Tiger, Dunnellon High School (Staff ) The Storm, Cypress Bay High (Noel Ruiz) Minotaur, Bloomingdale High School (Matthew Yeatts) Hilsborean, Hillsborough High School (Nikki Ferrera) Fusion, Hagerty High School (Kaitlin Bailey) Fusion, Hagerty High (Abbey Lacaillade) Excalibur, Robinson High School (Christine Bocchino) Arcadia, West Shore Junior/Senior High School (Amanda Farthing)

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