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Press Days Prepares Students

Chase Merrill - Staff Reporter‚Äč

   On March 28, the local Canistota High School Journalism crew and a portion of the yearbook team traveled to Brookings, South Dakota, for a Journalism, Yearbook, and Media convention called “Press Days”. The convention took place at the Student Union Center at South Dakota State University, and was put on for High School students from all over the state involved in many forms of press. The purpose of it was to allow those students to grow their knowledge, as well as get fresh ideas for stories, yearbook pages, and pictures. 

    After an initial meeting as a group, students were split into different groups and sent off to various classrooms in the Union center. Four different speakers with various professions and expertise then cycled through the classrooms talking and presenting to the students. 

   The first speaker presented on generating fresh and unique story ideas; she also performed an activity where the students had to explore around the Union Center and come up with fresh story ideas. The second speaker taught how to interview people. He showed different ways to get the best possible answers out of someone, and how to make the most of your time. 

   The third speaker presented on photography and how to get unique photographs with different perspectives. He showed creative pictures he has taken throughout his years and what he had to do to take the perfect picture, such as using light to his advantage and capturing emotion. The last speaker of the day showed new trends and ideas for yearbook pages, such as fonts, dividers, and layouts.

   By attending Press Days the students were able to listen and learn through hands-on activities presented by professionals. They will be able to take their new knowledge and apply it to the different forms of press back home. 

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The mission of the Canistota School District is to prepare students to be successful in society by providing a high-quality education enriched with opportunities for all students.


It is the vision of the Canistota School District to improve individual growth and student accountability through academic rigor and a safe supportive environment.  We strive to provide students with challenging instructional opportunities enhanced with global resources.  It is our goal to equip students with the ability to adapt into becoming productive members of society‚Äč.

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