Nearly 400 students register for #MIPA2013

Wrapping up stairs and weaving down hallways, Community High School junior Kelly Arnold carried her Vera Bradley bags to room 386. With her mother, Audrey, and another load of luggage in tow, the two navigated their way through registration for MIPA’s 2013 Summer Workshop before settling into the room that would be considered home for the next week.

In addition to her 394 peers, Arnold proceeded through registration as a prelude to the classes that were to begin later that night.

Spending her time in Jim Woehrle’s Advanced InDesign for Newspaper, Arnold is looking forward to becoming a well-rounded journalist.

“Right now, I’m more of a writer than a designer,” the first year MIPA camper said. “But you have to be both. I’m excited to learn more about InDesign and to take that back to my newspaper.”

And while most students are here to learn how to perfect their trade or to learn a new skill entirely, there are additional perks to coming to the weeklong workshop.

“I’m excited to get to be with the staff and get to know all the new people,” Lakota East High School’s Daphne Ocran said. “It’ll be good networking and getting to know new faces.

And with the next four days scheduled to the max with activities and class, students will have no choice but to embrace the camp’s  “Live it. Learn it. Love it” motto.

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