Journalism team places second at KSPA state contest

Thirteen students placed in 10 different contests


By Photo by Kathy Habiger

A portion of the state journalism team accepts the school's All-Kansas plaques for the JAG yearbook, JagWire newspaper and MVTV.

Staff report

A team of journalists representing Mill Valley News and MVTV placed second at the Kansas Scholastic Press Association’s state journalism 5A contest Saturday, May 2 at the University of Kansas. The school has placed first or second in 5A in each of the last seven years.

Over 1,300 entries from 102schools were judged by professional journalists and retired advisers in 21 different contests. The team was led by senior Lindsay Roush, who placed in all three contests in which she competed.

Here are the final results from state:

Senior Lindsay Roush, third in online photo gallery, honorable mention in caption writing and photo illustration

Senior Margo Wieschhaus, third in yearbook copy writing

Senior Kat White, honorable mention in copy editing

Seniors Maridee Weber, Courtney Bohnert and Wieschhaus, second in multimedia story telling

Senior Savannah Rudicel, junior Taylor Anderson and sophomore Raya Lehan, third in multimedia story telling

Junior Adri Talavera, first place in feature writing

Junior Tori Aerni, third in newspaper page design

Junior Morgan Nelson, third place in academics photography

Junior Karissa Schmidt, honorable mention in sports photography

Also competing were senior Clayton Kistner, juniors Nick Booth, Justin Curto, Sarah Myers, Kat Anglemyer and sophomores Sam Lopez and Jason Chen.

At the contest’s open ceremony, editors accepted the school’s three All-Kansas plaques. The 2014 JAG yearbook, the 2015 JagWire and MVTV each earned the state’s top rating in its annual critique service. Also, Mill Valley News adviser Kathy Habiger was also appointed the KSPA president, beginning a two-year term starting Saturday. MVTV adviser is Cindy Swartz.

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