Cy Fair Journalism Students Excel at Fall Fiesta Convention


Cy-Fair ISD

Bridgeland HS, Cypress Falls HS, Cypress Ridge HS

Journalism students from Bridgeland, Cypress Falls, and Cypress Ridge high schools participated in the Texas Association of Journalism Educators (TAJE) annual Fall Fiesta convention for student journalists across the state in San Antonio They brought home many awards and wonderful memories.

Bridgeland Student Media junior, Cara Hudson, was elected as an inaugural member to the five-student advisory panel, and Samantha Berry, Bridgeland Student Media adviser, ended the convention as the closing keynote speaker.

Cypress Falls adviser Amber Jennings and Cypress Ridge adviser Rebekah Vest accompanied the student staff members.  “I was hesitant to jump into the convention setting with contests, but this is one of the best experiences that we have had,” Jennings said. “TAJE offered a variety of classes for my students to learn from people who excel in various areas of journalism while also giving my students the opportunity to compete in contests and network with their peers.”

Amid attending a variety of learning sessions, CFISD journalists earned 24 awards. Bridgeland won third-place Best of Show in yearbook, honorable mention Best of Show in online news and fourth-place overall Sweepstakes.

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