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Journalism Students Shine at WJEA

Journalism Students Shine at WJEA State Convention
Posted on 03/18/2019
The Hawkeye/TEMPO/HBN traveled to Cleveland High School on Saturday, 3/16/19,  for the WJEA State Convention. It was a wonderful day of workshops, sessions, networking, and contests. The keynote speaker was John Tinker of the Tinker v. Des Moines Supreme Court Ruling affirming student rights.

Here are the results from Hawkeye/TEMPO:
  • Senior Hawkeye co-editor Annika Prom was named the 2019 WJEA State Journalist of the Year. Prom will be the Washington state entry into the JEA National Journalist of the Year to be announced in April. This is the fourth time in program history that a member of the Hawkeye has been named the journalist of the year. Previous winners were Adam Jude, Nick Fiorillo, and Stephi Smith.
  • In the on-site contests, these students earned awards:
    • Senior Samantha Svikel earned an EXCELLENT in newspaper feature writing
    • Freshman Lin Miyamoto earned an HONORABLE MENTION in editorial cartooning
    • Junior Nolan DeGarlais earned a SUPERIOR in headline writing/copy editing
    • Senior Salman Ghous earned an HONORABLE MENTION in newspaper/newsmagazine layout
    • Freshman Caroline Erdey earned an HONORABLE MENTION in news/feature photography for newspaper
    • Junior Jonathan Kwong earned an EXCELLENT in news/feature photography for yearbook
    • Senior Sierra Clark earned a SUPERIOR in visual communications/infographic
Each student received a certificate, and those earning a superior award also received a medal and a commemorative armband signed by John Tinker. The armbands honor the 50 years since the landmark Tinker v. Des Moines supreme court decision.

Great job Hawks!
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