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Registration now open for annual Capitol Hill Press Conference

Registration now open for annual Capitol Hill Press Conference

Jan. 19, 2012 – How cool would it be for your top students to have an opportunity to grill some of Colorado’s state leaders about education issues, or anything else that was on their minds?

The Capitol Hill Press Conference, Friday, Feb. 10, in the Old Supreme Court Chambers, is exactly that cool opportunity. Check in begins at 8 a.m., with the event beginning at 8:30 with some orientation to state education issues and discussion of press conference procedures. Senate President Brandon Shaffer and Speaker of the House Frank McNulty are tentatively scheduled to each spend 30 minutes answering student questions.

As usual, all that information gathering will be followed by on-the-spot writing and video clip contests, and students will compete in two-person teams. Due to logistical considerations, two students from each CHSPA member medium may attend (which means that a school with memberships in newspaper, yearbook and video broadcast could bring six students). We hope advisers will attend, of course, and recommend a relaxing downtown lunch after the contest concludes (results back by the end of February).

Download a copy of the event flyer to share with students and/or post in your room. Download the registration PDF, which you can save to your computer, open with Adobe Acrobat Reader, fill in and save. Just attach your saved form to an email to jpkjournalism@gmail.com and you are done.

Registration is free for CHSPA media members, but please get your registration form sent prior to Feb. 8.

Questions! Email Jack Kennedy at jpkjournalism@gmail.com or call at 303-550-4755.

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