Bellaire High School and the Balfour Workshop
At Bellaire High School, the yearbook and newspaper teams are very prominent. From July 17-20, the teams traveled to Texas A&M University in College Station to attend the Balfour High School Communications Workshop.
The four days consisted of four hours on a bus each way, many hours of writing, editing and design, late nights and early mornings working on projects, and lots of fun. All of the members loved the chance to gain experience as well as bond with their team members.
Thalia Rigney, sophomore, commented on her experience. “The workshop has been a fantastic way to bond with all of the staff and get a sense of what it means to be in the Carillion [yearbook] staff. The classes really help us get down a good foundation for what we need this year and help us break out of our comfort zones.”
Those who had been before also enjoyed the camp.
“Definitely the most exciting thing so far about being a Big [Editor in Chief] was having a significant input in how the book was going to look and how the staff was going to run,” senior Christina Tan said. “After two years of me turning to other people and asking, ‘Is this okay? Am I doing it right?’ it was both exciting and terrifying that other people were turning to me and asking those same questions.”
Overall, the weekend was incredibly fun as well as educational. The awards ceremony on the last day allowed Bellaire High staff to leave with an exceptional 12 awards.
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