Students who previously qualified at regional events participated in a press conference with Miss Pennsylvania USA Katie Schreckengast, then competed in writing, design, photography, and video categories based on the themes of the conference.
The afternoon featured a question-and-answer session with Penn State alumnus Kevin Cirilli, Chief Washington Correspondent at Bloomberg News, who joined students via videoconference from the White House. Emily Kohlman, a current Penn State student double-majoring in journalism and Russian, discussed her international journalism experiences.
Congratulations to the following students for winning their categories at the 2018 Student Journalism Competitions. Results in the photography and video categories will be announced after the submission date.
- Yearbook Photography - Kaylee Sheidegg - Central York HS
- Newspaper Photography - Kaycee Orwig - North Allegheny HS
- Yearbook Caption Writing - Madeline Sulava - Kiski Area HS
- Yearbook Story Writing - Tabitha Nowak - Emmaus HS
- Yearbook Sports Writing - Sarah Yermalovich - ELCO HS
- Yearbook Spread Design - Abby Tabachini - Northeastern HS
- News Story Writing - Rachel DeCesaris - Freedom Area HS
- News Feature Writing - Hillary Twiford - Saegertown HS
- News Sports Writing - Ben Pagani - Blackhawk HS
- Editorial Cartoon - Paula Stachuletz - Saegertown HS
- Editorial Writing - Ethan Woodfill - Avonworth HS
- Lit Mag Poetry - Riley Smith - North Allegheny HS
- Lit Mag Artwork - Otavio Albuquerque - Emmaus HS
- Broadcast Writing - Eddie Fitzgerald - Bellefonte Area HS
- Carry-In Feature Package Video - Laurie Esposito - Central York HS
PSPA is grateful to our hosts at Penn State University for the organizational and on-site support, especially to Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications Dean Marie Hardin and Manager of Recruitment Emily Clevenger.