NPHS Journalism Wins Top Awards

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Published: Feb. 11, 2021 at 1:45 PM CST
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Three North Platte High School students earned Superior awards in the 2021 Journalism Education Association winter contest announced this week.

Senior Jonathan Brouillette, newspaper layout editor, won the highest award for his original anti-tobacco advertisement “Vaping & COVID.” It is the second time he’s won the award.

Senior Jonathan Brouillette ,
newspaper layout editor, won the highest award for his original...
Senior Jonathan Brouillette , newspaper layout editor, won the highest award for his original anti-tobacco advertisement “Vaping & COVID.”(Courtesy Photo)

Senior Sophia Walsh, newspaper editor in chief, received the highest recognition in newspaper layout for her cover design of the November issue.

Senior Sophia Walsh , newspaper
editor in chief, received the highest recognition in newspaper...
Senior Sophia Walsh , newspaper editor in chief, received the highest recognition in newspaper layout for her cover design of the November issue.(Courtesy Photo)

Senior Chloe Walchesky, yearbook staff writer, scored the top honor for her story on a senior athlete and poet.

Senior Chloe Walchesky , yearbook staff writer, scored the top honor for her
story on a senior...
Senior Chloe Walchesky , yearbook staff writer, scored the top honor for her story on a senior athlete and poet .(Courtesy Photo)

Other NPHS winners include:

Excellent-

  • Nathaniel Crow (‘21), newspaper A&E editor : Entertainment Review Writing
Nathaniel Crow (‘21), newspaper A&E editor : Entertainment Review Writing
Nathaniel Crow (‘21), newspaper A&E editor : Entertainment Review Writing(Courtesy Photo)
  • Sophia Walsh (’21), newspaper editor in chief: Headline Writing and Design

Honorable Mention--

  • Elsacia Buck (‘22), yearbook photography editor: Sports/Action Photography
Elsacia Buck (‘22), yearbook photography editor: Sports/Action Photography
Elsacia Buck (‘22), yearbook photography editor: Sports/Action Photography(Courtesy Photo)
  • Jonathan Dekleva (’22), newspaper spotlight editor: Newspaper Feature Writing
Jonathan Dekleva (‘22), newspaper spotlight editor: Newspaper Feature Writing
Jonathan Dekleva (‘22), newspaper spotlight editor: Newspaper Feature Writing(Courtesy Photo)

Across the state, 385 journalism students from 25 high schools earned an award in this year’s JEA Nebraska Winter Contest. Yearbook, newspaper, literary magazine and broadcasting students across the state will receive certificates for entries judged Superior, Excellent and Honorable Mention. “It is one thing to share news within your school community, but quite another to be evaluated by a professional and deemed worthy of recognition,” said JEA state director Marsha Kalkowski.

Since 2004, Nebraska’s JEA has sponsored this contest to showcase student work from the fall semester from across the state. Many advisers use this contest to test the competition in preparation for the NSAA State Journalism Contest.

There are 21 traditional categories: Advertising, Column Writing, Editorial Cartooning, Editorial Writing, Review Writing, Newspaper Feature Writing, InfoGraphic Design, News Writing, Newspaper Sports Feature Writing, Newspaper Sports News Coverage, Newspaper Layout, Headline Writing & Design, News/Feature Photography, Sports/Action Photography, Photo Illustration, Yearbook Feature Writing, Yearbook Sports Writing, Yearbook Theme Copy Writing, Yearbook Layout, Yearbook Theme Development and In-Depth Coverage. Four broadcast categories: News, Feature, Sports and Overall Program and one literary magazine category.

Entries from each category were judged by professional journalists and veteran high school advisers from across the nation.

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