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Arkansas High School Students Win NFPW Journalism Awards

Fourteen Arkansas High School students are being honored for their outstanding communications efforts in the National Federation of Press Women High School Communications Contest.

Nearly 2,000 students participated in this year’s contest sponsored by the National Federation of Press Women Education Fund. Arkansas students first competed in Arkansas Press Women’s High School Communication Contest and first place winners were selected to advance to the national round of competition. 

Students from Bryant High School, Haas Hall Academy, Lakeside High School, Little Rock Central High School, Southside High School, and Wynne High School participated.

Three first place winners will receive $100 cash awards.  The 14 students honored in the national contest are:


First place – Maxton Preuninger, Clearing the Air, Bryant High School

Yearbook Photo
Third place – Jordan Heath, Edge of Glory, Bryant High School

Yearbook Copywriting
Third place – Raquel Thompson, Dancing King,  Bryant High School

Honorable mention – Emily Rutledge, The Earth’s Lungs Aflame, Bryant High School


First place – Matias Boeri, No Kidding: ‘Joker’ is a Triumph in Art

Columns or Blogs
Third place – Kade Rogerson, Hogs’ Firing of Coach is a Good Move; Doping Claims End Russian Olympic Bid

News Story
Third place – Eden Stobaugh, Embracing Her Star

Sports Story
Third place – Kade Rogerson, Mascot Name Changes

Feature Story
Honorable mention – Jaeliana Contreras, How’d They Learn That?

Honorable mention – Ellen Zhang, Student Activism Cartoon


Video News Story
First place – Brooks Bell, Day of Caring

Best Newscast
Second Place – Gavin Trisler, Isabella Oseguera, Elizabeth Kalinowsky and Mikaka, Clendenin, Ram Review Episode 20

Video Feature Story
Honorable mention – Breanna Mothershed, Evan Meyers and Carson Burnham, Carson the Science Guy

Find the complete list of winners at

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This entry was posted on May 23, 2020 by in High School Contest.


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