JEA/NSPA Convention Student Award Results
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Nebraska journalism students showcased their skills at the JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention in Indianapolis, Nov. 10 -13. More than 3750 students representing 420 schools and 39 states, England and China were in attendance.
In the National Scholastic Press Association’s Individual Awards Ceremony for Picture of the Year, two photographers from Millard West’s PawPrint Student Newspaper were recognized for their photos from the 2015-16 school year: Emily Seaton earned 8th place in Sports Action Photo and Taylor Charlson earned 4thplace in Feature Photo.
In the NSPA Best of Show Competition, Millard West’s literary magazine, INK, earned 10th place and their yearbook, THE PROWLER, also earned 10th place in its division. The Omaha Central REGISTER earned 5th place in the Newspaper Broadsheet category. Entries could only be submitted by schools in attendance at the Convention.
In the JEA Individual Write Off contests (http://jea.org/blog/2016/11/14/write-offs-contest-results-fall-2016-indianapolis/)
Patrick Halpin, Honorable Mention in Sports Writing
Omaha Bryan –
Bethany Szczepaniak, Excellent in Feature Writing
Emily Pemble, Honorable Mention in Editorial Writing
Julian Hock-Beaty, Honorable Mention in Graphic Design: Logo
Georgia Chambers, Honorable Mention in Feature Writing
Millard West –
Anneliese Punt, Superior in Feature Writing
Emma Lueck, Superior in Photo Story
Brooke Staashelm, Excellent in Portrait Photography
Ashleigh Shafer, Excellent in First Year Photography
Alexiz Novacek, Honorable Mention in Yearbook Copy/Caption Student Life
Katy Cowell, Honorable Mention in Photo Portfolio
Tehra Finn-Jackson, Superior in Graphic Design: Advertising
Susana Pettis, Superior in Literary Magazine Poetry
Brianna Wessling, Excellent in Literary Magazine Illustration
Annika Zimmerman, Excellent in Graphic Design: Logo
Isabelle Swanson, Honorable Mention in Feature Writing
Becca Williams, Honorable Mention in Yearbook Layout: Inside Pages
Anna Mantini, Honorable Mention in Themed Photography
Courtney Doherty, Honorable Mention in Portrait Photography
In the Adviser Awards Luncheon on Nov. 12, Bellevue East adviser Stephenie L. Conley was celebrated for earning her Master Journalism Educator (MJE) certification. Advisers Katie L. Wright of North Bend Central, Carol L. Mertl and Christine Kaldahl, both of Millard South, were recognized for the Certified Journalism Educator (CJE) renewal certification. Lincoln Southeast adviser Brianne Kaylee Clark was recognized as a first time CJE. For more information about JEA Certification and Awards, visit www.jea.org.
Students from Millard West, Omaha Central, Omaha Bryan, Lincoln Pius X, Mount Michael Benedictine and Marian participated in this educational enrichment opportunity. The next national convention will be in Seattle, April 6-9, 2017. For more information about that opportunity, visit seattle.journalismconvention.org. In November 2017, the convention will be in Dallas, Texas.