February 6, 2009 / News & Notes

Walsworth schools dominate YEC Sweepstakes

Written by Idea File Staff

Kansas City, Mo. (Feb. 6, 2009) — Eight Walsworth schools won 18 of the 24 sweepstakes awards in the 2008 Yearbook Excellence Contest sponsored by the Quill & Scroll Society and Walsworth Publishing Company.

Arrowhead Christian Academy in Redlands, Calif., led the Walsworth schools with eight sweepstakes winners. Other Walsworth schools with sweepstakes winners included Shawnee Mission East High School in Prairie Village, Kan.; Shawnee Mission North High School in Overland Park, Kan.; Oak Park High School in Kansas City, Mo.; Blue Valley Northwest High School in Overland Park, Kan.; Manchester Junior/Senior High School in North Manchester, Ind.; Wynne High School in Wynne, Ark.; and Zeeland High School in Zeeland, Mich.

A total of 1,230 entries were evaluated in the contest, and judges selected 191 national winners. All winners receive National Gold Keys and the opportunity to apply for $5,000 in college journalism scholarships.

Schools competed in one of two enrollment divisions in the 12 categories. The annual competition is open to students whose schools are members of Quill & Scroll.

All sweepstakes winners are listed below.

Sweepstakes Winners

THEME DEVELOPMENT
Grace Lee
Whitney High School
Rocklin, Calif.
Class A

Laura Fennell
Arrowhead Christian Academy
Redlands, Calif.
Class B

STUDENT LIFE
Brooke Stanley
Shawnee Mission East High School
Prairie Village, Kan.
Class A

Lauren Richards
Arrowhead Christian Academy
Redlands, Calif.
Class B

ACADEMICS
Leah Pickett
Shawnee Mission East High School
Prairie Village, Kan.
Class A

Cameron Wilson
Arrowhead Christian Academy
Redlands, Calif.
Class B

CLUBS OR ORGANIZATIONS
Mallory Wiegers
Oak Park High School
Kansas City, Mo.
Class A

Laura Fennell
Arrowhead Christian Academy
Redlands, Calif.
Class B

SPORTS
Kevin Moore
Shawnee Mission North High School
Overland Park, Kan.
Class A

Christine Smith
Arrowhead Christian Academy
Redlands, Calif.
Class B

PEOPLE
Ian Velarde
Duncanville High School
Duncanville, Texas
Class A

Cody Geib
Arrowhead Christian Academy
Redlands, Calif.
Class B

ADVERTISING
Chelsea Mercer
Blue Valley Northwest High School
Overland Park, Kan.
Class A

Jerra Johnson
Washington High School
Washington, Iowa
Class B

SPORTS ACTION PHOTO
Gareth Patterson
Bryant High School
Bryant, Ark.
Class A

Amanda Brown
Benton Community High School
Van Horn, Iowa
Class B

ACADEMIC PHOTO
Kathleen Fricke
Bryant High School
Bryant, Ark.
Class A

Meghann Kiester
Manchester Junior/Senior High School
North Manchester, Ind.
Class B

FEATURE PHOTO
Cameron Birdsall
Shawnee Mission North High School
Overland Park, Kan.
Class A

Jack Messer
Manchester Junior/Senior High School
North Manchester, Ind.
Class B

GRAPHICS
Regan Hurd
Zeeland East High School
Zeeland, Mich.
Class A

Christine Smith
Arrowhead Christian Academy
Redlands, Calif.
Class B

INDEX
Tanner Huffman
Wynne High School
Wynne, Ark.
Class A

Michelle Wu
Arrowhead Christian Academy
Redlands, Calif.
Class B

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