On Thursday April 14th the Sheepherder staff traveled to Missoula for Journalism Day at the Journalism School at the University of Montana. Their articles, papers, and website were submitted to the students and teachers of the J-School to be reviewed. Upon their reviews the student's and teacher's ranked the articles from all Class B schools, here are the results: The Sheepherder Staff won first place for Newspaper Design along with taking the win in Newspaper Pacesetting. The Sheepherder Staff also took second place in Online Paper Pacesetter. Caitlyn Corso received first place for Sports Event Writing with her article “Road to State”, along with second place in Feature Writing for her article “Think Pink”; Erin Dringman earned second place in News Writing with her article “Speech and Drama with Strong Early Showing”; Greta Sanders took the second place slot for her Opinion Writing with her article “What it Means to Lose”; and rounding out the awards for The Sheepherder. Guest Writer Ryan Morgan received second place in Sports Feature Writing with his article, “Herder Football Winning Record”.
After this victorious awards ceremony the staff went to three journalism workshops in the journalism school to learn more about what being a college journalist is all about. The workshops ranged from Investigative Reporting to Pictures that Define History. If anyone has an interest in being a journalist, or going to the Journalism School at the University of Montana, Journalism Day at UM may be the place for you. Congratulations to all member of The Sheepherder Staff on a great win!