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Academy students take part in Final Four

Posted on 22 April 2019 by calvin

The first week in April Minnehaha Academy journalism students Jacob McCabe, Luke Von Arx, Annika Johnson, and Abigail Hobrough were selected to participate in “Full Court Press,” an intensive sports writing and photography seminar that covered the NCAA Final Four before the semifinal games on Apr. 5 at US Bank Stadium.

Photo right: Students Luke Von Arx (left) and Jacob McCabe from Minnehaha Academy were chosen to participate in intensive sports writing workshop during the NCAA Final Four weekend. (Photo provided)

McCabe and Von Arx attended a panel discussion in the football press box with such journalism pros as Rachel Blount, reporter for the Minneapolis StarTribune; Pat Borzi, contributing writer for MinnPost, The New York Times, and ESPN; W. Glen Crevier, former StarTribune sports editor and past president of Associated Press Sports Editors; and Dana O’Neil, senior writer for The Athletic and past USBWA president. “The discussion included topics such as the influence of social media, the state of the job market, navigational skills in a 24/7 digital era, and survival tactics to deal with increasingly challenging deadlines. McCabe and Von Arx then attended team practices, press conferences, and the Reese’s College All-Star Game.

Photo left: Minnehaha Academy students Abigail Hobrough (left) and Annika Johnson two of only 12 to participate in the NCAA Final Four Sports Photography Workshop. (Photo provided)

Johnson and Hobrough were two of twelve total students that were selected to participate in the NCAA Final Four Sports Photography Workshop. They attended discussions on topics such as how to start your career, how to best cover the NCAA Men’s Final Four and more. Then, they received photography critiques from sports journalism photography pros. They were outfitted with camera gear and given access to the Men’s Final Four Practice Day and Reese’s College All-Star game. They received guidance from Director of NCAA Photos Jamie Schwaberow throughout the day as they photographed those events.