Feather staff tours metropolis, attends CSPA conference
Following a plane ride to New York City, NY, 23 students and six chaperones spent the day sight-seeing, March 12. The group will tour in New York for the next five days, in addition to attending the 88th annual Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) Scholastic Convention at Columbia University, March 14-16.
After a three-hour drive to Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC), a group of 23 students and six chaperones met to depart, via plane, to New York City, NY, March 11.
Students will attend the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) Scholastic Convention at Columbia University, March 14-16, where numerous educators and students, including The Feather's Co-Editors-in-Chief Nick Avery, '12, and Mary Hierholzer, '12, Webmaster David Casuga, '12, and Multimedia Anchor Brooke Stobbe, '12, will present sessions geared towards enchanting the presence of high school journalism.
The staff will also be awaiting the announcement of the Online Crown Awards, which they were nominated for, March 1.
After arriving in New York City in the early hours of March 12, the group gathered their luggage before embarking on a small charter bus that took them to their hotel, Milford Plaza.
Students then rushed to embark on sight-seeing plans for the day, which included a ferry ride to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, a walking tour of Wall Street and a visit to the Empire State Building.
After hours of touring, students returned to the hotel before walking to dinner at Times Square-Food Court, which provided various options for the group. To prepare for hours of further touring tomorrow, the party divided into rooms for a night's sleep.
The slideshow below contains photos that portray The Feather staff's first day in New York. Check back for a daily account of the staff's activities during the trip.
For more infomation, read the March 1 article, BREAKING: CSPA presents Feather with 4th Crown nod.