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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!

20 Scholarship Opportunities:  

      15–$100 scholarships available. 

        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-Wednesday, July 15, 16 17, 2024

Scholarship Deadline:  Monday, May 6, 2024

Deadline for Registration:  Monday, June 3, 2024

Deadline for Refund: Monday, June 24, 2024


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

  • Justin Daigle, MJE, advises the Reflections yearbook at Brighton High School in Colorado. Over 17 years, his students’ publications have earned state and national awards including CSPA Crowns, NSPA Pacemakers, and Best of Show trophies.  Daigle has received the CSPA Gold Key (2020) and was named the CSMA Adviser of the Year (2009), JEA Rising Star (2010), JEA Medal of Merit (2022) and Special Recognition (2014) and Distinguished (2016) Yearbook Adviser of the Year. He will resume the role as JEA Vice-President on May 1.

  • 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

  • Brian Wilson, Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto California   Brian Wilson is the 2022 California Journalism Adviser of the Year and advises the Madrono yearbook and two magazines, C Mag (arts & culture) and Viking (sports) at Palo Alto (CA) High School, where he has taught for the last seven years. Before heading to California, he was an adviser for 18 years in Michigan. Wilson is past-president of both JEA-NorCal and the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association. He was Michigan’s 2009 ‘Golden Pen’ winner as state journalism adviser of the year, a 2011 JEA Distinguished Yearbook Adviser, and a 2014 DJNF Special Recognition Adviser. He also enjoys reading, spending time with family, playing drums in a rock band, and blogging about baseball stadiums.





  • 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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