The journalism students are going to New York City a couple days before Spring Break begins to attend the CSPA Journalism Spring Conference.
The students will be flying over to New York through Southwest airlines. For some kids this will be their first time flying.
“I’m very nervous because I haven’t own before and I am freaking out,” Fletcher said.
Other students are excited for the adventure.
“I am excited to y for the rst time,” Adams said. “It will be a new experience.”
Students will also go sight seeing while on the trip to famous tourist attractions including Times Square, Rockefeller Center, the Statue
of Liberty, the Empire State Building and the 9/11 Museum.
“I’m most excited to see the 9/11 Museum because I like history and I have never been there before,” Fletcher said.
The 9/11 Museum was made to honor and remember all of the people who lost their lives during the attack in September 2001 and also the people who risked their own lives to save others. It also honors the thousands that survived and lived through the aftermath of the attack. The museum has two main exhibits, the historical and the memorial.
Times Square is another destination for the group. It
is a major commercial inter- section, tourist destination, entertainment center and neighborhood in the Midtown Manhattan section of New York City.
One event Times Square
is known for is the New Years Eve Ball drop. Tourists are able to watch the world’s largest digital art exhibition in Times Square every night from 11:57 pm to midnight. The three largest billboards in Times Square become synchronized to show one complete full picture.
“I want to go see Times Square while we are there because it is super busy and cool,” Adams said.
The journalism conven-
tion will be from March 14 through March 16 at Columbia University. It will have one hour sessions covering seven di erent topics, newspaper, yearbook, magazine, online media, video/broadcasting and law and ethics.
The group is looking forward to having lots of fun and seeing all the attractions New York has to offer.