November 14, 2016 / 2016 Fall JEA/NSPA / News

Hauberk, The Lion take top prizes at Indy Best of Show

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Five Walsworth Yearbooks schools placed in the Best of Show contest this past weekend at the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention in Indianapolis, including two who finished first.

Hauberk from Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village, Kansas, placed first in the Yearbook 337 or More Pages category. In the same category, Lair from Shawnee Mission Northwest High School in Shawnee, Kansas, placed third.

In the Yearbook 233-288 Pages category, The Lion from McKinney High School in McKinney, Texas, placed first. Yellowjacket from Sheridan High School in Sheridan, Arkansas, placed 10th.

Indian from Shawnee Mission North High School in Overland Park, Kansas, placed second in the Yearbook 289-336 Pages category.

The full list of Best of Show yearbook winners can be found below.

Yearbook 232 or Fewer Pages

  1. Pawesehi, Parkway West High School, Ballwin, Missouri
  2. Wagon Trails, Mooresville High School, Mooresville, Indiana
  3. Paragon, Munster High School, Munster, Indiana
  4. Washingtonian, Washington High School, Washington, Missouri
  5. Valhalla, Grosse Pointe North High School, Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
  6. The Dragon, Johnston High School, Johnston, Iowa
  7. Cambia, Oak Park High School, Kansas City, Missouri
  8. Purple & White, Pittsburg High School, Pittsburg, Kansas
  9. Echoes, Wichita East High School, Wichita, Kansas
  10. Hillcrest, Paoli High School, Paoli, Indiana

Yearbook 233-288 Pages

  1. The Lion, McKinney High School, McKinney, Texas
  2. Details, Whitney High School, Rocklin, California
  3. Log, Columbus North High School, Columbus, Indiana
  4. The JAG, Mill Valley High School, Shawnee, Kansas
  5. Belltower, St. Thomas’ Episcopal School, Houston, Texas
  6. Lion’s Roar, Christ Presbyterian Academy, Nashville, Tennessee
  7. Excalibur, Crown Point High School, Crown Point, Indiana
  8. Eurekana, Eureka High School, Eureka, Missouri
  9. Gladiator, Troy High School, Troy, Michigan
  10. Yellowjacket, Sheridan High School, Sheridan, Arkansas

Yearbook 289-336 Pages

  1. Wingspan, James C. Enochs High School, Modesto, California
  2. Indian, Shawnee Mission North High School, Overland Park, Kansas
  3. Howelltonian, Francis Howell High School, St. Charles, Missouri
  4. Above & Beyond, Robinson Secondary School, Fairfax, Virginia
  5. Excalibur, Francis Howell North High School, St. Charles, Missouri
  6. Montpelier, James Madison High School, Vienna, Virginia
  7. Spirit, Lindbergh High School, St. Louis, Missouri
  8. Vision, Blue Valley Southwest High School, Overland Park, Kansas
  9. Tigrium, Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, Melbourne, Florida
  10. Vox Populi, Harvard-Westlake School, North Hollywood, California

Yearbook 337 or More Pages

  1. Hauberk, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, Kansas
  2. Echo, Grand Blanc High School, Grand Blanc, Michigan
  3. Lair, Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, Shawnee, Kansas
  4. Hornet, Bryant High School, Bryant, Arkansas
  5. Panther, H.B. Plant High School, Tampa, Florida
  6. Helios, Sunny Hills High School, Fullerton, California
  7. The Citadel, Claudia Taylor Johnson High School, San Antonio, Texas
  8. Crest, Prospect High School, Mount Prospect, Illinois
  9. Pinnacle, Carmel High School, Carmel, Indiana
  10. Prowler, Millard West High School, Omaha, Nebraska

Junior High Yearbook

  1. Jamboree, Toby Johnson Middle School, Elk Grove, California
  2. Eagle Eye View, Sierra Middle School, Parker, Colorado
  3. The Scrapbook, Westfield Middle School, Westfield, Indiana
  4. Reflections, Clay Middle School, Carmel, Indiana
  5. The Crusader, Castle Rock Middle School, Castle Rock, Colorado


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Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is the Marketing Automation Supervisor for Walsworth. He's been a writer, editor and web content specialist for Walsworth for the past 15+ years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.