Highland High School is sponsoring a journalism contest for junior year students to compete for the Pilot Pen Journalism Scholarship.

The scholarship, which is provided by the Pilot Pen Corporation of America, Trumbull, Conn., covers all tuition, books and room and board at the university of the winner's choice.Highland will select a local winner whose entry will be submitted to contest administrators, who will judge all entries and select a winner from each of the 50 states.

Each state winner and a chaperone will be flown to Washington, D.C., for a daylong news reporting competition at the National Press Club Oct. 31. The contest will be built around a simulated fast-breaking international news situation with a series of press briefings and news bulletins, and students will write their news stories under deadline pressure.

A panel of distinguished print and broadcast journalists will judge the news stories and select the winner of the full scholarship.