Sierra Journalism’s Trip to Anaheim, California


Brandon Oster-Wickstrom

The entrance to Disney's California Adventure, a part of the park the journalism students went to.

Brandon Oster-Wickstrom, Editor

Around 19 students from Mr. Palmer’s News Crew and Yearbook classes went to Anaheim, California for a journalism convention.

It was a trip from April 24th to April 28th. Whilst in Anaheim the students participated in many activities such as the journalism convention, a few trips to Disneyland, and a trip to the beach.

The journalism convention went on for three days, April 25th to April 27th. On the first day of the convention the opening ceremony commenced. Sierra Middle School’s yearbook was announced as a Pacemaker finalist, and the different activities at the convention were discussed. The next two days there were many different journalism classes, or sessions, that were available. There were many courses on things such as photography, organization, conducting interviews, and formatting a yearbook. On the last day, the 27th, a few more sessions went on in the morning, and then the closing ceremony later that night. During the ceremony, Sierra’s yearbook was announced as second place in the best of show award.

“I really liked the convention sessions because I got to learn more about how to become a better journalist,” Georgia Moran said.

When on the trip the students also had the opportunity to go to Disneyland after sessions ended. They walked around and rode many of the rides such as Splash Mountain and the Incredicoaster.

The trip ended with a quick trip to the beach before heading to the airport to come home.

“The trip was very educational trip. I was able to make new friends, have a blast and get closer with others,” Jamie Sparks said.