November 18, 2008 / News & Notes

Walsworth entries win in JEA/NSPA individual contests

Written by Idea File Staff

Kansas City, Mo. (Nov. 18, 2008) – Several students representing yearbooks published by Walsworth were honored for their outstanding work in the individual contests at the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention last weekend in St. Louis.

Three of the six entries that placed in the Design of the Year contest for yearbooks were from Walsworth schools, including the top two. Christine Smith from Arrowhead Christian Academy in Redlands, Calif., finished first, and Andrea Tudhope from Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village, Kan., was second. Tanner Huffman from Wynne High School in Wynne, Ark., was selected Honorable Mention.

Students from Walsworth schools also placed in five of the six categories in the Picture of the Year contest. Cameron Birdsall from Shawnee Mission North High School in Overland Park, Kan., won the News Picture contest. Tyler Zoeller from Shawnee Mission North finished second in the Sports Reaction category, while Kevin Guizado from North was selected Honorable Mention in Feature Photos.

A photo from Hannah Brewer and Shawnee Mission East placed second in Environmental Portraits. Two students from Thousand Oaks High School in Thousand Oaks, Calif., saw their work honored. Annabel Naish finished third in Environmental Portraits and Michael Dixon was chosen Honorable Mention in Sports Action.

In other events, Cody Geib of Arrowhead Christian Academy was chosen Honorable Mention in the Feature Story category of the Story of the Year contest.

Design of the Year – Yearbook Page/Spread

First Place
Christine Smith, Arrowhead Christian Academy, Redlands, Calif.

Second Place
Andrea Tudhope, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, Kan.

Third Place
Rachel Moorman, Tyler Shelnutt, McKinney North High School, McKinney, Texas

Honorable Mention
S. Milton, C. Whitman, John B. Connally High School, Austin, Texas
Tanner Huffman, Wynne High School, Wynne, Ark.
Cassie Nealis, Waterford Kettering High School, Waterford, Mich.

2008 NSPA Picture of the Year
(co-sponsored by National Press Photographers Association)

News Picture

First Place
Cameron Birdsall, Shawnee Mission North High School, Overland Park, Kan.

Second Place
Kelsey Hayashi, Amos Alonzo Stagg High School, Stockton, Calif.

Third Place
Mary Brunson, Rock Canyon High School, Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Honorable Mention
Weston Reynolds, Harrisonburg High School, Harrisonburg, Va.
Meagan Pierce, Pine Tree High School, Longview, Texas
Kathleen Fricke, Bryant High School, Bryant, Ark.

Feature Picture

First Place
Maztle Eli Perez, Montrose High School, Montrose, Colo.

Second Place
Yasmeen Smalley, Bellaire High School, Bellaire, Texas

Third Place
Jon Hernandez, Cypress Falls High School, Houston, Texas

Honorable Mention
Kevin Guizado, Shawnee Mission North High School, Overland Park, Kan.
Marian Nguyen, St. Teresa’s Academy, Kansas City, Mo.
Jaime Henry-White, St. Teresa’s Academy, Kansas City, Mo.

Sports Action

First Place
Natalie Miller, Thomas Downey High School, Modesto, Calif.

Second Place
Amy Gleaves, Francis Howell North High School, St. Charles, Mo.

Third Place
Rhianna Lee, Oxnard High School, Oxnard, Calif.

Honorable Mention
Hillary Kunz, Westlake High School, Austin, Texas
Michael Dixon, Thousand Oaks High School, Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Chao (Jerry) Wang, Lawrence High School, Lawrence, Kan.

Sports Reaction

First Place
Hillary Kunz, Westlake High School, Austin, Texas

Second Place
Tyler Zoeller, Shawnee Mission North High School, Overland Park, Kan.

Third Place
Chelsey Brummett, Bryant High School, Bryant, Ark.

Honorable Mention
Emily Schrieber, Duncanville High School, Duncanville, Texas
Leah Kron, Johnston High School, Johnston, Iowa
Katie Sauer, Minnehaha Academy, Minneapolis, Minn.

Environmental Portrait

First Place
Aleesha Alston, Puyallup High School, Puyallup, Wash.

Second Place
Hannah Brewer, Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, Kan.

Third Place
Annabel Naish, Thousand Oaks High School, Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Honorable Mention
Allison Harp, Midlothian High School, Midlothian, Texas
Robert Boag, Lafayette High School, Williamsburg, Va.
Elizabeth Robins, Bloomington High School North, Bloomington, Ind.

Junior High/Middle School

First Place
Jackie Compton, Milwee Middle School, Longwood, Fla.

Second Place
Audrey Asfoor, Milwee Middle School, Longwood, Fla.

Third Place
Griffy Simon, Harvard-Westlake School, North Hollywood, Calif.

Honorable Mention
Conner Blake, Hasbrouck Heights High School, Hasbrouck Heights, N.J.
Jacob Meariman, St. Christopher Elementary School, Metairie, La.
Katelyn Strabala, Sierra Middle School, Parker, Colo.

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