Our 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” –