Yearbook takes on USF


Mr. Sirichanvimol

Yearbook students, in front of the lense for a change, smiling for at the end of their field trip.

Ella Infanger, Staffer

Our very own yearbook class had the amazing opportunity to attend a workshop conference at the USF Marshall Student Center. This workshop is known as the Florida Scholastic Press Association’s Fall Workshop or FSPA for short. Sunlake’s yearbook staff enjoyed many breakout sessions on a variety of topics ranging from journalism to business marketing. One staff member, Sophomore Makayla Edwards appreciated “going to the different breakout sessions to learn more and expand my knowledge with my camera.” These workshops were taught by industry leaders in the greater Tampa area. It gave our staff numerous opportunities for exposure to new ideas and students in similar areas of interest. “I learned that it’s best to use a 50-millimeter lens when shooting basketball because it will improve the shot” Makayla continues as she shares what she learned in a workshop. Our staff also enjoyed the food court at USF which helped bond our class and encourage us to learn more about each other. For Sophomore Samuel Chacon “the food court was very helpful during the field trip because me and my friends got to brainstorm our ideas for a contest.” This year, FSPA held contests such as the Cinema Challenge and the Tik Tok challenge. This included the Edit to the Beat contest which Junior Koen Devenny “tried to compete in but we didn’t send our edit in on time so we couldn’t participate.” Although some of our students couldn’t compete, many won these contests. For On the Spot Contests students were given prompts the day of and had to complete the tasks in a very short period of time. This included the Hand Drawn Illustration contest which Andrew Mcentire took third place in and the Spot News Photography contest which Katheryn Miles won third place in as well! Other competitions were the Fall Digital Contests in which students were given 3 weeks to complete a task against students from all over the state of Florida. For example, in the All Florida Deadline Photo contest, Mackenzie Southworth took the win! Our yearbook staff took many valuable lessons away from this field trip and are hoping to attend more workshops together.