TPHS students traveled all the way to Seattle in April for the Journalism on the Edge Spring National High School Journalism Convention.

The event was organized by the Journalism Education Association (JEA) and the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) with the purpose of educating students and allowing for new networking opportunities.

The school’s newspaper, Falconer, won 1st place Best in Show for Newspapers (seventeen pages and over) as well as winning the 1st place Best in Show title for their First Flight literary magazine. The kids were treated to keynote speakers Jennifer Sizemore, Managing Editor of, as well as TV personality, writer and blogger Dan Savage.

After the event, TPHS journalism teacher Mia Smith and her students spent time at the famous Pike’s Place Market, the University of Washington campus and the Experience Music Project.