NW Horizons places All-State at SIPA

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NW Horizons places All-State at SIPA

Members of both Northwest's newspaper and yearbook pose for a picture before the banquet. Beth Herrick and Melanie Huynh-Duc, yearbook and newspaper advisers respectively, attended SIPA with some of their students.

Members of both Northwest's newspaper and yearbook pose for a picture before the banquet. Beth Herrick and Melanie Huynh-Duc, yearbook and newspaper advisers respectively, attended SIPA with some of their students.

Members of both Northwest's newspaper and yearbook pose for a picture before the banquet. Beth Herrick and Melanie Huynh-Duc, yearbook and newspaper advisers respectively, attended SIPA with some of their students.

Members of both Northwest's newspaper and yearbook pose for a picture before the banquet. Beth Herrick and Melanie Huynh-Duc, yearbook and newspaper advisers respectively, attended SIPA with some of their students.

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After the bell rang dismissing third period on Friday, some of the staff members from Northwest Horizons, along with adviser Melanie Huynh-Duc, departed for Columbia, South Carolina. The Southern Interscholastic Press Association (SIPA) took place from March 1 to March 3.

Journalism students hold up Northwest Horizons’ senior editor-in-chief, Emma Fagerberg.

Students were given opportunities to attend sessions pertaining to a wide array of subjects, taught by those experienced in the journalism field. Some examples of sessions included “Covering the Unimaginable” and “Ethics in Editing.” Both were taught by Kelly Furnas, who is a lecturer in communications at Elon University.

In addition to the sessions, a banquet was held Saturday night to announce scholarships and awards, as well as ratings for each school by category of journalism. Northwest Horizons newspaper received All-Southern, which is the highest rank given. The website received Superior, while the yearbook was rated as Excellent.

After the final session on Sunday, students and advisers gathered one last time to receive individual awards. The following students were given awards based on work submitted before the convention.

  • Third Place- Editorial Column, Franklin Wei
  • Third Place- Online News Story, Sydney Thompson
  • Honorable Mention- Entertainment, Feature Column, Angela Seo
  • Best in Show- Social Media Marketing
  • Award of Merit- Sports Reaction Photo, Kaylen Ayres
  • Award of Merit- Environmental Portrait, Madison Ayres
  • Best in Convention- Computer Graphics, Emma Fagerberg
  • Award of Merit- Sports Package, Kaylen Ayres
  • Award of Merit- News Package, Kimberly Brown, Ed Peña and Adam Sasser
  • Honorable Mention- Layout Portfolio, Emma Fagerberg
  • Award of Merit- Table of Contents page, Emma Fagerberg
  • Best in Convention- Op/Ed Package, Autumn Dixon
  • Award of Merit- In-Depth Cover Story Design, Angela Seo
  • Award of Merit- News Magazine Cover Design, Emma Fagerberg
  • Honorable Mention- Infographic, Megan Harkey

Additionally, Northwest Horizons was announced as the best newsprint in the state of North Carolina. The Scroggins Award is the highest award given to publications, making this a big honor for the staff.

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