Northwest Horizons wins awards at SIPA

Eleven members of the Northwest Horizons staff attended the 89th annual Southern Interscholastic Press Association’s convention in Columbia, SC Feb. 28-March 2. During this convention, students attended classes, mingled with other staffs, attended a banquet and received many awards.

“It was a wonderful experience,” adviser Melanie Huynh-Duc said. “I’m so proud of my students.”

The awards the staff received are as follows:

•Third Place for Staff Editorial
•Best of Show: Mackenzie Mitchell for Strip Cartoon
•Award of Merit: Brenna Profit for Center Spread Design
•Award of Merit: Nick Loschin for Entertainment Page Design
•Honorable Mention: Willa Ma for Sports Page Design
•Award of Merit: Brenna Profit for Sports Photograph
•Grammar Guru Second Place Prize (plus a cash award of $20): Willa Ma
•Superior Rating for the print newspaper
•Excellent Rating for the website

In addition, the staff members performed an “Evolution of Dance” piece at the SIPA’s Got Talent show.