Nebraska High School Press Association

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Student Journalist of the Year

2017:  Priya P. Kukreja from Millard North

2016: Natalie J. Nepper from Omaha Central High School

2015: Joseph John from Omaha North High Magnet School

2014: Emily Beck from Omaha Central High School

2013: Casey E. Waughn from Millard North High School

2012: Jayde Balentine from Omaha Central High School

2011: Karin Shedd from Scottsbluff High School

2010: Mary Susman from Omaha Westside High School

2009: Ali Hodge from Omaha Central High School

2008: Patrick Breen from Omaha Central High School

2007: Bob Al-Greene from Omaha Central High School

2006: Molly Mullen from Omaha Central High School

2005: Liz Granger from Westside High School

2004: Katie Backman from Omaha Central High School

2003: Paula Salhany from Omaha Central High School

2002: Steve Munch from Bellevue East High School

2001: Tyler Wellensiek from Millard South High School

2000: Crystal Weibe from Beatrice High School

1999: Sarah Bachman from West Point High School

1998: Nicholas Johnson from Hastings High School

1997: Ieva Augstums from Lincoln Southeast High School

1996: Emily Tonniges from Hastings High School

1995: Katie Schwalm from Papillion-LaVista High School

1994: Jenny Rosenthal from West Point High School

1993: Jeanne Pae from Bellevue East High School

1992: Nne Ebong from Omaha Burke High School

1991: Ronald Chen from Hastings High School

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1988: Lisa Rezac from David City Aquinas High School

1987: Carrie Mott from Grand Island Northwest

At the April 5, 1986 NHSPA Executive Board Meeting, a proposal to select a state high school journalist of the year was scheduled to be proposed at the next fall convention meeting. The student must submit a portfolio of their work that shows outstanding contributions to scholastic journalism in their community. The portfolio should be modeled after the national contest guidelines. The winner at the state level is selected to then compete at the national level through the Journalism Education Association.

Nebraska High School Press Association
Student Journalist of the Year