Competitions & Awards
Staff members have an opportunity each spring to compete in the Kansas Scholastic Press Association Regional competition. If they place in the top three in their division, they move on to the state competitio
n in May.
Each spring, the newspaper is submitted for evaluation from both the Kansas and National Scholastic Press Associations.
Students should enroll in 21st Century Journalism (first semester) and Graphic Design Fundamentals (second semester) as introductory courses. In these classes, students will learn the skills they need to produce a great newspaper. After completion of these courses, students can apply to be part of the newspaper staff.
The Review: What We Do
The Review, Ottawa High School's newspaper, is a student-run publication. Students are responsible for writing stories for online and print, and taking photos. Producing the newspaper is a lot of work, but it is also a lot of fun. While the newspaper staff captures the memories of each year, they also learn valuable skills that will help them long after they leave the journalism classroom.
Students learn to communicate professionally with their peers, teachers, school administration and local businesses through interviewing and advertising. Writing skills are also developed with a focus on writing for a specific audience, using evidence to support claims, and editing. In addition, students learn to create appealing visual products using digital media. The newspaper staff also offers leadership opportunities through business management and editor positions.
Newspapers are distributed bi-monthly to all students at Ottawa High School. Be sure to also check us out online at ohscyclonenews.com.