This past weekend, journalism students attended UIL’s Interscholastic League Press Conference. At this conference, student publications are rated and ranked, as well as student pieces (work published in the last year) being judged individually
The Hawk Newspaper was rated the Award of Distinguished Merit. This is the highest rating in the conference. It was also nominated for a Star Award, which is given to the top 10% of school newspapers it the state, but unfortunately fell short of that award this year.
For Newspaper, the following students won individual achievements:
Photo Story—An Phung—Honorable Mention (5th place)
In-Depth News/Feature Package—An Phung, Tyler Eldredge, Keely Clarkson –Honorable Mention (5th place)
Computer Art—An Phung—Honorable Mention (6th place)
Editorial Cartoon—Janie Townsend—Honorable Mention (6th place)
General News Photo—Blake Borgholtaus—Honorable Mention (4th place)
Sports Action Photo—Madie Leon—Honorable Mention ( 6th place)
Captions—Keely Clarkson—3rd place
Headines—Justin Mendoza, An Phung, Keely Clarkson, Lindsay Skelton—Honorable Mention—6th place
The 2011 Talon yearbook also was rated Award of Distinguished Merit
For Yearbook the following students won individual achievements:
Headlines—Shyla Guthrie—Honorable Mention (5th place)
Index Spread—Kate Daniel—Honorable Mention (5th place)
Portrait—Madie Leon—2nd place
Additionally, they hold a competition on current year yearbook, where we submit a completed spread for the 2012 yearbook before it is published.
Academic Spread—Max Dalton, Madie Leon—Honorable Mention (4th place)
Club Spread—Madie Leon, Emily Hannon, Charlotte Intansari—1st place.