THSPA exists to...

 

Provide a forum

for students who are interested in journalism and student media

 

Offer opportunities

to network with other members of the association

 

Provide an educational opportunity

for high school students across the state by hosting speakers and small-group workshops

 

Emphasize excellent journalistic writing and coverage

in student media

 

Maintain the student press

as an instrument published by students, for students

 

Conduct contests and workshops

to encourage greater efforts from students and advisers to produce quality media

 

Reward and promote excellence

in high school school student media