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