Wayzata High School senior Payson Merkel was selected by the Minnesota State High School Press Association (MHSPA) to cover a Wild Hockey game on March 26.
Six students were randomly selected out of a qualified pool from around the state to fill the following roles:
Four reporters (from different schools)
One video broadcast team (two students from the same school)
Merkel was selected from four WHS students that entered the competition and was able to working alongside professional announcers and reporters from Fox Sports North and the Wild Organization. Following the experience, Merkel will now submit a written article and/or a video segment to the MHSPA focusing on this rewarding experience.