2019 Wyoming Advisor of the Year

Do you have an awesome advisor? We want to know about it! Please nominate your advisor for the 2019 Advisor of the Year Award:

2019 Convention Entries are now open for

print newspaper, online newspaper, and broadcast

Entries are open until June 21st

Congratulations to our Wyoming JOY winner, Cheyenne Hume of Cody High School.

Every year, a student is selected as the Wyoming Journalist of the Year to represent Wyoming Student Journalists at the National Convention. The Wyoming JOY award comes with a $500 scholarship and the chance to compete for a larger national scholarship.

If you are interested in having students apply, please check out the information below to be ready for the 2020 JOY Competition.

The FAQ sheet below is a great flyer with all the relevant information about JOY. Advisors, feel free to print and give to students or hang in your classrooms.

A huge thank you to everyone who took part in the 2018 WHSSPA Convention on Monday, November 5th at Central Wyoming College in Riverton!

We are so appreciative of all the support we received from: Amanda Nicholoff, CWC; Christine Garceau, NWC Photography Department; Wyoming Press Association; and Herff Jones.

The WHSSPA Board also appreciates all the advisors who took the time to travel with your students to the convention! You are what makes the WHSSPA awesome!

2018 WHSSPA Convention

Central Wyoming College Riverton, Wyoming

2017 WHSSPA Convention

Laramie County Community College Cheyenne, Wyoming

Join us for the 2019 Convention! November 4, 2019.

2019 Location: Central Wyoming College

Address: 2660 Peck Avenue
Riverton, WY 82501

Phone: (307) 855-2000 

We are thrilled to announce we will be in Riverton again next year, making use of the awesome facilities that CWC has made available to WHSSPA.



A HUGE thank you to our fabulous keynote speaker, Chad Baldwin, for opening the convention with so many great stories from his years of experience!

Keynote Speaker 2018: Chad Baldwin

Chad Baldwin is the associate vice president for marketing and communications at the University of Wyoming, a position he has held since August 2015. He came to UW in 2011 as the director of Institutional Communications after a 25-year career as a journalist, including time as editor of the Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, city editor of The Times-News in Twin Falls, Idaho, and editor of the Riverton (Wyo.) Ranger. An alum of the Wyoming High School Student Press Association and former editor of The Barometer student newspaper at Riverton High School, he is a 1988 journalism graduate of UW.

Come hear Chad’s keynote, entitled “From Manual Typewriters to Digital Delivery: Skillful Storytelling Endures” at the 2018 WHSSPA Convention!