posted Jan 13, 2017, 12:22 PM by LAVERNE ROME
The GSPA, Georgia Scholastic Press Association, has chosen Lowndes High School Senior Spencer Pipkin to serve on their first Student Advisory Board. He is one of three Georgia students on the board and represents the southern part of the state. In order to be considered for the advisory board, students were required to submit an essay explaining their interest and how they thought the advisory board would help GSPA. The duties of the students serving on the board include promoting the GSPA organization, leading a presentation and assisting at the Fall Conference, and attending various board meetings. They also will be assisting with facilitation of award ceremonies and presenting at the Spring Workshop both of which will take place in April.
The Georgia Scholastic Press Association was founded in 1928 by the faculty of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at The University of Georgia. Membership is open to school-sponsored newspapers, yearbooks, literary magazines, radio/television and online publications or productions in middle and high schools in Georgia. They produce a newsletter for members called The Bulletin six time a year. GSPA provides opportunities to network, opportunities for skill development, and provides tools to bring programs and publications to the next level.