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The National Scholastic Press Association recognized these Kansas publications as winners of several prestigious awards like the Pacemaker Award and the Best of Show award. Individual awards were also given.

These students competed against other student journalists from around the country. The winners were announced at the 2018 JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention in Chicago last week.

Congratulations to all the publications and student journalists who won – we are so proud of you!

2018 Best of Show winners

Newsmagazine

8th Place: The Pylon – Salina Central High School, Salina, Kansas

Newspaper Broadsheet

5th Place: The Booster Redux – Pittsburg High School, Pittsburg, Kansas

9th Place: The Mentor – Manhattan High School, Manhattan, Kansas

Newspaper Special Edition

6th Place: Northwest Passage – Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, Kansas

9th Place: JagWire – Mill Valley High School, Shawnee, Kansas

Newspaper Tabloid (17 or more pages)

2nd Place: The Harbinger – Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, KS

5th Place: Northwest Passage – Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, Kansas

Website Small School

4th Place: The Booster Redux – Pittsburg High School, Pittsburg, Kansas

7th Place: Mill Valley News – Mill Valley High School, Shawnee, Kansas

Yearbook 289-336 pages

3rd Place: Indian – Shawnee Mission North High School, Overland Park, Kansas

Yearbook 337 or more pages

2nd Place: Hauberk – Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, KS

3rd Place: Illumination – Blue Valley West High School, Overland Park, Kansas

 

2018 Newspaper Pacemaker winners

 

The Budget

Lawrence High School
Lawrence, Kansas
Editors: Macy Landes, Connor Schmaus, Gary Schmidt
Adviser: Barbara Tholen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The North Star

Blue Valley North High School
Overland Park, Kansas
Editors: Connor Clary, Nicole Dolan, Laura Evans
Adviser: Diana Klote

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Express

Blue Valley Northwest High School
Overland Park, Kansas
Editors: Lauren Fischer, Gabe Swartz
Adviser: Jim McCrossen

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Harbinger

Shawnee Mission East High School
Prairie Village, Kansas
Editors: Grace Chisholm, Robbie Veglahn
Adviser: Dow Tate

 

 

 

 

 

The Pylon

Salina Central High School
Salina, Kansas
Editors: Morgan Dolton, Chloe Guillot, Annie Hayes
Adviser: J.D. Garber

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Cartoon of the Year Winners


2nd place

Elijah Jackson
The Budget, Lawrence High School
Lawrence, Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd place

Elijah Jackson
The Budget, Lawrence High School
Lawrence, Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Design of the Year Winners

Newspaper Front Page

2nd place

Emily Fey
The Harbinger, Shawnee Mission East High School
Prairie Village, Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

 

4th place

Anna Parnell, Samantha Turner
The Budget, Lawrence High School
Lawrence, Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honorable Mention

Grace Chisholm
The Harbinger, Shawnee Mission East High School
Prairie Village, Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

Newsmagazine Cover

5th place

Kaitlyn Noon
The Express, Blue Valley Northwest High School
Overland Park, Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honorable Mention

Kaitlyn Noon, Gavin Mullin
The Express, Blue Valley Northwest High School
Overland Park, Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newsmagazine Spread

Honorable Mention

Anna Parnell
The Budget, Lawrence High School
Lawrence, Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

Yearbook Spread

1st place

Emilia Battles
The Lair, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School
Shawnee, Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

3rd place

Kaitlyn Robins
The Syracusan, Syracuse Junior Senior High School
Syracuse, Kansas

 

 

 

 

Yearbook Theme Package

Honorable Mention

Lainie Duckworth, Libby Frye
Hauberk, Shawnee Mission East High School
Prairie Village, Kansas

 

 

 

 

2018 Digital Story of the Year Finalists

Multimedia News Story Package

2nd place

Staff
A Year of Trump
The Harbinger, Shawnee Mission East High School
Prairie Village, Kansas

Multimedia Feature Story Package

Honorable Mention

Nicole Konopelko
Following in Dylan’s footsteps
The Booster Redux, Pittsburg High School
Pittsburg, Kansas

Photo Slideshow

Honorable Mention

Mahmood Khatib
Prom at the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center
BVNWnews.com, Blue Valley Northwest High School
Overland Park, Kansas

Blog

Honorable Mention

Kanishka Mehra
Local focal: Selfie swoon
BVNWnews.com, Blue Valley Northwest High School
Overland Park, Kansas

2018 Photo of the Year Winners

News/Feature Photo

3rd place

Olivia Howgill
Hauberk, Shawnee Mission East High School
Prairie Village, Kansas

 

 

 

 

Honorable Mention

Rylee Roberts
Talon, Lawrence Free State High School
Lawrence, Kansas

 

 

 

 

Sports Action Photo

4th place

Elise Baker
Hauberk, Shawnee Mission East High School
Prairie Village, Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

Honorable Mention

Taylor Fort
Hauberk, Shawnee Mission East High School
Prairie Village, Kansas

 

 

 

 

Sports Reaction Photo

4th place

Rylee Roberts
Talon, Lawrence Free State High School
Lawrence, Kansas

 

 

 

 

5th place

Maddy Emerson
The Purple and White, Pittsburg High School
Pittsburg, Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honorable Mention

Becca Niederhauser
Reflections, Blue Valley High School
Overland Park, Kansas

 

 

 

Honorable Mention

Morgan Noe
The Purple and White, Pittsburg High School
Pittsburg, Kansas

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental Portrait

Honorable Mention

Maddy Emerson
The Booster Redux, Pittsburg High School
Pittsburg, Kansas

 

 

 

 

2018 Portfolio of the Year Winners

Artist of the Year

Honorable Mention

Lilah Powlas
Hauberk, Shawnee Mission East High School
Prairie Village, Kansas

Designer of the Year

4th place

Kimball Gogel
Hauberk, Shawnee Mission East High School
Prairie Village, Kansas

Photojournalist of the Year

Honorable Mention

Elise Baker (Portfolio)
Hauberk, Shawnee Mission East High School
Prairie Village, Kansas

Writer of the Year

Honorable Mention

Nicole Konopelko
The Booster Redux, Pittsburg High School
Pittsburg, Kansas

2018 Social Justice Reporting Winners

Honorable Mention

Macy Landes, Gary Schmidt, Connor Schmaus
Fight transphobia with education
The Budget, Lawrence High School
Lawrence, Kansas
When transgender students were mocked in a senior group message, students at our progressively-minded school were incensed. Students filled the rotunda for a sit-in that lasted nearly an entire school day and drew national attention. Emotions were raw, and covering it was incredibly difficult for this staff. They wanted to shine a light on the hurt and the need for focused attention while also discussing the limits that schools face in disciplining off-campus speech. It’s hard sometimes to cut through the raw emotions but the staff believes their coverage gave voice to the challenges. We have included a few of the stories (although there were more) that we published in print and online to help lead the discussion at LHS.

2018 Story of the Year Finalists

News Story

Honorable Mention

Emily Fey, Lizzie Kahle
Behind Bars
The Harbinger, Shawnee Mission East High School
Prairie Village, Kansas

Feature Story

5th place

Jackie Cameron, Natasha Thomas
Meet the Columbia Brew Crew
The Harbinger, Shawnee Mission East High School
Prairie Village, Kansas

Honorable Mention

Nicole Konopelko
Freshman finds her passion for speaking without words
The Booster Redux, Pittsburg High School
Pittsburg, Kansas

Editorial

2nd place

Lauren Fischer, Anna Levine
Our proposal for new learning spaces
The Express, Blue Valley Northwest High school
Overland Park, Kansas

Opinion

5th place

Jackson Hoy
A broken pipeline
The Budget, Lawrence High School
Lawrence, Kansas

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