BC publications recognized at KEMPA

Every year the members of the TYRO Newspaper and Legend Yearbook are invited to the Kettle Moraine Press Association (KEMPA) conference at UW-Whitewater. This organization judges and evaluates our yearbook and newspaper. Schools from across the Midwest submit their yearbooks, newspapers and other high school media outlets. Together TYRO and Legend attended this conference and came home with many awards in both individual and overall categories. KEMPA is also a conference for students to learn new journalism and design skills in miniature workshops directed by school advisers.
Legend performed quite well with 28 individual awards along with receiving the high honor of All KEMPA for the yearbook overall received by only a few schools. Of the 28 individual awards there was nine Honorable Mentions, 9 Excellents, 8 Superiors and two Best of Shows. “We received many more awards this year than last year, but there were many more categories this year,” said Mr. Juran. “We did well this year but we are always trying to improve.”
TYRO received second place ranking for three consecutive issues that are submitted from the previous year. The newspaper also received second place for their online publication.
This is a great opportunity for all the hard work that Tyro and Legend put in throughout the year to be recognized by their peers. The memorable and fun KEMPA conference gives school publications an opportunity to let their hard work pay off. Overall, Legend and TYRO performed tremendously well and will be returning next year.