Hawkeye newspaper wins national awards

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hawkeyelogo2015-475x111Our friends at Mountlake Terrace High School’s Hawkeye newspaper earned several national awards at the JEA/NSPA national journalism convention Nov. 6-9 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel and Convention Center in Washington D.C.

Here is their story of the event.

More than 6300 students, educators and media professionals attended the four-day conference. Here’s how the Hawkeye fared:

  • Best of Show · In the prestigious “Best of Show” contest, the Hawkeye placed sixth in Newspaper Special Edition for the final edition of the 2013-2014 school year focusing on 2014 graduates.
  • Best of Show · In the prestigious “Best of Show” contest, the Hawkeye’s current website placed second in Publication Website for schools with fewer than 1500 students.
  • NSPA Story of the Year · In the News Story of the Year for 2014, Nick Fiorillo earned an Honorable Mention for “The devastating impact of prescription drug abuse hits home.”
  • NSPA Story of the Year · In the Multimedia Feature Story of the Year for 2014, Jaira Arcilla, Nick Fiorillo and the staff of the Hawkeye earned an Honorable Mention for “Kayla Wheeler: Nothing she can’t do.”

On-Site Write-Offs · 2,168 students participated in on-site competitions where their work was judged against tough national standards.

Here’s how the Hawkeye staff fared:

  • Press Law & Ethics · Nick Fiorillo earned one of just two “Superior” awards in the category
  • Review Writing · Brian Tran earned an “Excellent” News Writing ·
  • Paxtyn Merten earned an “Honorable Mention”
  • Sports Writing · Luke Thurber earned an “Honorable Mention”
  • Literary Magazine Poetry · Beza Ayele earned an “Honorable Mention”
  • Literary Magazine Illustration · Erika Fisher earned an “Honorable Mention” –

See more at: http://www.thehawkeye.org/12018/news/hawkeye-earns-several-national-awards/#sthash.Wwu9XKud.dpuf

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