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NHSPA Summer Camp



The workshop will take place from Monday morning through Wednesday afternoon, and students will not only get a chance to get to know other student journalists from across the state, but they also will be educated by the highest quality professionals that the journalism education world has to offer.  Each of the following camp speakers are multi-year camp veterans.

Camp cost:  $325, which includes a camp T-shirt, room, board, and incredible journalism instruction. Register for Camp!  Click here!

Save $25 by registering by Saturday, May 22, 2021.

20 Scholarship Opportunities:  

      12–$100 scholarships available. 

       1–Full scholarship for winning T-shirt design.  T-shirt design MUST INCLUDE

    • 3-5 colors
    • The camp theme EXTRA! EXTRA!, 2021 Journalism Camp,
    • Creativity in shirt style (we are open to options here!)
    • Creativity in shirt design

        2–Full video scholarships, sponsored by the Nebraska Broadcaster’s Association

        5–Full scholarships…one for each of the other five tracks, sponsored by the NHSPA

Scholarship Application–Click here  



Camp Dates: Monday July 12th through Wednesday July 14th, 2021

Scholarship Deadline:  Saturday, May 8, 2021

Early Bird Deadline:  Saturday, May 22, 2021 (save $25)

Deadline for Registration:  Postmarked by Saturday, June 5, 2021

Deadline for Refund:  Friday, June 25, 2021


Editorial Leadership:  

  • Scott Winter, instructor from Bethel College in St. Paul, Minn.   
    • An incredibly charismatic speaker helps all with leadership potential on staffs building communities and create ownership of publications at the student-level.

Yearbook Production

  • Emily Arnold, CJE:   Hultam High School, Fort Worth, Texas
    • Yearbook adviser at Haltom High School in Haltom City, Texas. She was named a 2015 JEA Rising Star. In her eighth year advising at Haltom, she teaches photography, journalism and yearbook, and also advises Stampede TV and the Stampede online newspaper. Emily’s students have earned awards from NSPA, CSPA, Quill and Scroll, ILPC and ATPI. She fell in love with photography when she was in high school and worked for the Daily Nebraskan when she was not serving as the mascots, Herbie Husker and Lil’ Red in college. Today, Emily enjoys watching her students develop a passion for journalism and teaching at workshops and conventions across the country.


  • Erica Brockmoller, CJE:   Lexington High School
    • She’s been an integral part of journalism camp since 2011, and was a camper here herself in high school.  As a counselor, she worked to build up the energy at camp and was always a integral contributor to the mandatory fun J-camp tradition.  Her energy was noticed by Emily Arnold, who was needing a person to run the yearbook track with her, and when I told her she could choose someone she would like to work with, and we’d pay that person to come to camp, she chose Erica.  So from counselor to camp speaker she went, and she helps make camp an unforgettable experience.  She has been a journalism adviser in Lexington, NE since 2010.


Newspaper Design

  • Jim Streisel, Carmel High School, Ind.
    • Dow Jones News Fund National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year for 2013. He and his staffs consistently earn the nation’s top awards. Even the newest staff members can walk in on the first day of school with confidence and enthusiasm because of him. Students of all levels will leave with quality work in their hands.

Digital Photography

  • Bruce Thorson, University of Nebraska, Lincoln Photography Professor

Journalistic Writing

  • Rod Satterthwaite, MJE:  Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, California

Adviser of The Campanile newspaper and thecampanile.org website at Palo Alto High School in California. He is a member of The Student Press Law Center’s Advisory Council Steering Committee and The Journalism Education Association’s Certification Commission. He was named Michigan’s journalism adviser of the year in 2003 and was named a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Distinguished Adviser in 2012.Video Production







  • Matt Rasgorshek, Creighton Prep

Matt Rasgorshek is the journalism adviser at Creighton Prep in Omaha. He has advised video and online publications that have received state, regional and national recognition. Prior to teaching journalism, Matt worked behind the camera as a newscast director, producer, videographer and editor in local affiliates in Omaha and Phoenix. Rasgorshek was named Nebraska’s journalism adviser of the year in 2012 and was named a Journalism Education Association Distinguished Broadcast Adviser in 2015. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, running and playing guitar.





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