Arkansas Press Women

An association of professional communicators

High school journalism contest winners

Rogers – The best student photographs, news articles and page designs from 10 Arkansas high school newspapers earned students from across the state awards Friday as part of Arkansas Press Women’s annual high school journalism competition.

The competition, which is open to all Arkansas students in grades 9-12, attracted more than 300 photographs, newspaper stories, opinions, editorials, reviews, cartoons and page-design entries. A complete list of winners is attached.

First place winners are invited to attend Arkansas Press Women’s summer luncheon and awards ceremony on June 16 in Little Rock. Their entries are also submitted into the National Federation of Press Women’s high school competition, where they compete against other first-place winners from across the country. The results from that competition won’t be known until later this spring.

High school newspapers that participated this year include: Alma High School’s Paw Print, Bryant High School’s The Prospective, Buffalo Island High School’s Hoof Prints, Cabot High School’s The Panther Tale, Fayetteville High School’s The Register, Har-Ber High School’s Har-Ber Herald, Prairie Grove High School’s PG Post, Rogers High School’s The Mountie Spectrum, Springdale High School’s The Bulldog Herald and Wynne High School’s Yellowjacket.

The awards were presented Friday at the Embassy Suites in Rogers during the Arkansas Scholastic Press Association annual gathering for high school students. ASPA presented separate awards.

Arkansas Press Women is a non-profit association of professional communicators in journalism, public information, business, education and government from across the state. Judges this year were from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and the Associated Press.

2012 Arkansas Press Women winners

Environment
1st – Sydney Smith – Cabot High School – “Ecology club takes recycling into its own hands”
2nd – Philip Shepherd – Prairie Grove High School – “School conserves water, saves money”
3rd – Jackson Lafargue – Prairie Grove High School – “Drought dries out farmers market”

HM – Macayla Jones – Alma High School – “Going green”
HM – Jake Knight – Bryant High School – “Inside Look”
HM – Staff editorial – Springdale High School – “The 3 R’s”

Cartoon
1st – Mason Barnes – Wynne High School – “Where has Thanksgiving gone?’
2nd – Ryan Kerr – Fayetteville High School – “A freedom lost”
3rd – Lacey Burris – Springdale High School – “Everyone loves a parade”

HM – Viv Haney – Prairie Grove High School – “Boss man”
HM – Staff – Alma High School – Artist Natasha Gibson rabbit drawing
HM – Evan Goodrich – “All in the reasoning”

Graphics
1st – Jake Knight – Bryant High School – “The game of cash”
2nd – Tyler Hohenstein – Har-Ber High School – “Sports Rotunda”
3rd – Sage Ellis – Wynne High School – Mugshot quote graphic

HM – Staff – Alma High School – “Once upon a mattress”
HM – Philip Shepherd – Prairie Grove High School – “Winter”

Double-Truck Layout
1st – Jake Knight – Bryant High School – “What’s on your plate?”
2nd – Sage Ellis and Brooklyn Devazier – Wynne High School – “When tradition meets progression”
3rd – Jake Knight – Bryant High School – “Fresh five”

HM – Erin Boss – Fayetteville High School – “Film photography becomes phantom of the past”
HM – Jake Knight – Bryant High School – “Yogurt craze”
HM – Erin Boss – Fayetteville High School – “Lights of the Ozarks”

Single-Page layout
1st – Jessica Waddle – Bryant High School – “Crossing boarders”
2nd – Tyler Dianne Platt – Bryant High School – “Smart spending”
3rd – Carolin Lenmann – Fayetteville High School – “Ever-evolving lit mag at work”

HM – Tyler Hohenstein – Har-Ber High School – “Pill”
HM – Ashton Eley – Bryant High School – “Recruitment worries”
HM – Mollie Shelby – Fayetteville High School – “Crystal Bridges/ Museum brings high art to Midwest”

Feature Photo
1st – Gunnar Rathbun – Fayetteville High School – “Free running popular local activity”
2nd – Charlie Hunnicutt – Bryant High School – “Rock climber”
3rd – Amber Rulland – Buffalo Island Central High School – “Disection”

HM – Haley Shipe – Bryant High School – “Dress code”
HM – Amber Rulland – Buffalo Island Central High School – “Flu”
HM – Efrain Moreno – Springdale High School – “Tomato festival”

Sports Photo
1st – Ashley Bymers – Bryant High School – “Wrestling”
2nd – Ryan Pruitt – Springdale High School – “Swimming”
3rd – Amber Rulland – Buffalo Island Central High School – “Basketball”

HM – Charlie Hunnicutt – Bryant High School – “Cheerleaders”
HM – Ashley Dillard – Fayetteville High School – “Motorcross”
HM – Parker Pamplin – Bryant High School – “Seniors celebrate”

Columns
1st – Andrew Hutchinson – Springdale High School
“Girls sports gain my respect” “End of a chapter” “Highs and Lows”
2nd – Madeleine Rutland – Bryant High School
“Two hearts in one” “My decision: not theirs” “Moving forward”
3rd – Jessica Waddle – Bryant High School
“Empty nest syndrome” “Take a minute to breathe” “Finding my self-esteem”

HM – Jordan Martin – Bryant High School
“Senior year: no big deal” “#life is good” “Unspoken friendship”

Opinion
1st – Linda Saypharath – Har-Ber High School – “Life lessons with Linda”
2nd – Jackson Lafargue – Prairie Grove High School – “The end of the internet”
3rd – Jessica Mann – Bryant High School – “About a seven”

HM – Alex Yang – Fayetteville High School – “Youth lose sight of roots”
HM – Caitlin Green – Bryant High School – “Not your average home”
HM – Ashton Eley – Bryant High School – “Some achieve greatness”

Features
1st – Jessica Waddle – Bryant High School – “Blogger banks”
2nd – Mary Kathryn Whitaker – Springdale High School – “The traditions of Homecoming”
3rd – Sara Lachance – Har-Ber High School – “Against the odds”

HM – Amber Rulland – Buffalo Island Central High School – “Adoption teaches lesson to teachers”
HM – Madeleine Rutland – Bryant High School – “From classroom to corporation, Daly transitions to business world”
HM – Madeleine Rutland – Bryant High School – “Crossing borders, sophomore finds new home in different country”

Reviews
1st – Amanda Ayers – Rogers High School – “Harry Potter saga draws to an end”
2nd – Rebecca Cole – Prairie Grove High School – “Perks of being a wallflower” book review
3rd – Madeleine Rutland – Braynt High School – “Boomin’ buds”

HM – Ethan Wilson – Har-Ber High School – “Skyward sword gets skyward praise”

Editorial
1st – Madeleine Rutland – Bryant High School – “Positive influence”
2nd – Jake Knight – Bryant High School – “Educational utopia”
3rd – Brooklyn Devazier – Wynne High School – “Student parking issues … AGAIN”

HM – Bulldog Herald Staff – Springdale High School – “Everyone loves a parade”
HM – Erin Boss – Fayetteville High School – “Battle over sex education; More balanced approach please”

News
1st – Alexiss Scott – Har-Ber High School – “Students wage bets against own school”
2nd – Clay Turner – Buffalo Island Central High School – “New computer filters function without fail”
2nd – Jake Knight – Bryant High School – “Open doors”
3rd – Madison Love – Bryant High School – “Block scheduling: changes expected with common core”

Sports
1st – Ashton Eley – Bryant High School – “Football reclassification”
2nd – Ashton Eley – Bryant High School – “Recruitment worries”
3rd – Andrew Hutchinson – Springdale High School – “A tale of two trials”

HM – Andrew Hutchinson – Springdale High School – “Mustain gets a shot in AFL”
HM – Shelby Williams – Fayetteville High School – “Slaying stereotypes/Boffers, LARPers defend beloved sport”

 

 

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