Plymouth High newspaper staff wins 32 journalism awards

Plymouth High School students took home 32 journalism awards from the Northeastern Wisconsin Scholastic Press Association Conference at UWOshkosh on April 20.

All of the awards were given to the school newspaper, Hi- Lights, which is advised by Lucas Cleary.

In the writing division, Jordan Lomibao took first place and Natalie Britt and Kyra Kronberg took third place in News Story – General; Britt took first place and Tehya Wachuta took third place in News Story – Academic/ Class Related or Extracurricular; Alex Gravatt and Kronberg took second place in News Story – Sports; Emily Marshman took second place in Feature Story – Entertaining; Gravatt took second place in Feature Story – Personality Profile; Devin Sikora took first place and Julia Marshall took third place in Feature Story – News Based; Sophie Bolich took second place in Feature Story – Sports; Danielle Roelse took third place in Editorial; Matt Baizley took third place in Column – Serious; Gravatt took first and third place in Column – Sports; and Britt and Wachuta took second place in In-Depth Reporting I.

In the design division, Britt took first and second place in Advertisements; Baizley took second place in Editorial Cartoons; Marshman took second place in Illustration; Britt, Wachuta and Marshman took first place in Feature or News Page Design; Marshman took second place in Logo Design; and Britt, Wachuta and Marshman took first place and Britt took third place in Infographics.In the photography division, Britt took first place and Sikora took second place in News Photo; Kronberg took first and second place in Sports Photo; Marshman took first place and Bolich took second place in Feature Photo; and Marshman took first place and Ally Binder took second place in Open Photo.

The Hi-Lights staff also received Blue Ribbon Honors in the publication division for medium sized schools that publish a newspaper in class.

The NEWSPA conference is held each spring and brings high school journalists and their advisers to the UW-Oshkosh campus to learn from nearly 50 professionals. This year 324 high school students and advisers attended from 20 schools, and more than 315 first-, second- and third-place honors were awarded to high school journalists at the closing ceremonies.

The 2017 conference will be held on April 26, and will feature a new competition that commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prizes and encourages students to duplicate in their schools and communities the good writing that the Pulitzers stand for.

For more information, go to http:// journalism. uwosh.edu/ northeastern-wisconsin-scholastic press-association-newspa/.


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