Monday, March 30th, OVS’ Journalism class took a trip down to Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks for a Journalism competition.
I have only been in Journalism for a little over three months now, so this is still all very new to me. Regardless, I was very excited.
After waking up at 5:30 a.m., we got some coffee and drove to the competition.
This competition is held each year and OVS has won awards almost every year they have competed.
I was competing in the Feature category with my fellow journalist, Daphne Psaledakis.
Our speaker told an interesting story about a Patagonian sheep herder traveling to the United States in order to earn higher pay so that he could support his family and his children can have a higher education.
It was intriguing and interesting, and something I had never heard a lot about previous to the competition.
Although I did not place at the end of the competition, some of my fellow journalists did. I was so proud of them, and even though I did not win an award, I learned so much from this experience that will help me to become a better writer.