Several members of The Point newspaper staff started off their Thanksgiving Break by spending a few days in our nation's capitol, Washington, DC. The staff attended the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention to take part in workshops and learn more about student journalism. They heard from dozens of speakers, including a White House photographer, who all shared their experiences reporting and interviewing. It was an exciting time to be in DC, and the convention's motto of "Journalism, now more than ever" rang through the halls and city.
In addition to attending the convention, the staff did a lot of exploring! They became expert Metro users and also walked over 35 miles across DC to look at various national buildings and monuments. The Point ventured to Georgetown for cupcakes, visited the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and National Museum of Natural History, successfully broke out of an Escape Room, and spent hours in the Newseum - a museum dedicated to the history of journalism. PVHS and Point alumni, Rachel Paik, also led the newspaper and yearbook staff on a tour of George Washington University.
The Point had a great time at this fall convention and staff is already looking forward to the Spring convention in Nashville!