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Annual day at state capitol draws nearly 100

Annual day at state capitol draws nearly 100

March 18, 2018


Filed under Capitol Hill Press Conference, CSMA Events, Contests, Scholarship News, Featured News

Placewinners in the four contests growing out of the annual CSMA Capitol Hill Press Conference have been announced. The press conference, a tradition since 1982, brings students to the state capitol to meet with representatives, tour the building, and question a variety of sources in a press conference...

Capitol Hill registration deadline is Feb. 23

Capitol Hill registration deadline is Feb. 23

February 20, 2018


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A CSMA tradition since 1982, the Capitol Hill Press Conference brings students and advisers to the capitol to meet their representatives, quiz a range of speakers, and even compete in several coverage areas. All registrations are done online, using a form that asks for student names (which can be...

Capitol Hill reporting winners announced

Capitol Hill reporting winners announced

March 13, 2017


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As part of our Feb. 27 Capitol Hill Press Conference, students could choose to enter one of four competitions that included reporting on the day. The “day” included morning meetings with state legislators, tours of the Capitol, the press conferences themselves, staff breakfasts, and even joining...

Register now for our annual Capitol Hill Press Conference

Register now for our annual Capitol Hill Press Conference

February 6, 2017


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A more than 30-year tradition, Capitol Hill Press Conference (CHPC) returns to the Old Supreme Court Chambers of the state capitol on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. Registration is free, though participation is a bit limited, with two students per CSMA-member medium allowed. All registration is online and student names may be substituted r...

Online registration for CHPC is now available

January 10, 2017


Filed under Capitol Hill Press Conference, CSMA Events, Contests, Scholarship News

We are working on a mix of legislative leaders and state education officials for this year's Capitol Hill Press Conference, a fixture since 1984 for CSMA members. Registration is free (though we do ask each school to limit attendees -- two per medium), and must be done online here. Make plans for Feb. 27, 2017. This is always a great ...

Students meet education leaders at state capitol

Students meet education leaders at state capitol

March 11, 2016


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The first six photos from the slide show above were submitted by Conner Davis and Tyler Merchant, Mountain Vista HS, and was the first-place winning portfolio from the CHPC. In addition to all the images being terrific (and tightly cropped), the captions are models of strong reporting.   It was Leap Day at the Leg on Feb...

Capitol Hill Press Conference offers up close look at state government

Capitol Hill Press Conference offers up close look at state government

January 2, 2016


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Why not spend LEAP DAY WITH THE LEG on Monday, Feb. 29, 2016? There is no cost for CSMA members, though due to space limitations we ask that TWO students per member medium (plus the advisers) attend. Again, this is a free event for CSMA members, but we ask you to complete this quick online form not...

Capitol Hill Press Conference challenges coverage

Capitol Hill Press Conference challenges coverage

March 9, 2015


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FIRST PLACE NEWS-FEATURE WRITING by Katie Pickrell and Kelsey Pharis / Mountain Vista HS Funding is arguably Colorado’s largest educational issue, mainly due to the broadened problems regarding where money is spent and how it is proved effective. Public education in Colorado accounts for approximately 26 percent of the total state expenditures.

Register now for chance to quiz legislators, meet your reps

Register now for chance to quiz legislators, meet your reps

February 10, 2015


Filed under Capitol Hill Press Conference, Featured News, Press Events

The Capitol Hill Press Conference is about to celebrate its 23rd year, bringing some of the state's top student journalists to the state capitol to meet legislators, hear from a professional journalist, and quiz two legislative leaders. Registration check in is at 11 a.m., in the Old Supreme Court...

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