Four publications take state awards from UIL

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TOPS IN TEXAS–This photo story took the top honors in Texas in classes junior high through 6A from the Interscholastic League Press Conference on May 3. The story was done by junior Editor Aaliyah Ericson and photographers junior Jocelyn Gonzales, sophomore Jenny Klassen and sophomore Nicolae Moncayo.

The four publications at Seminole High School took 46 awards in statewide competition in the University Interscholastic League’s journalism competition (Interscholastic League Press Conference) on May 3. Normally students would travel to the state convention, but the Covid-19 pandemic meant awards were given online.

  Four students were given a Tops in Texas award for their work on a print newspaper photo story. This means it was chosen the top photo story from every division statewide (junior high through 6A). Junior editor Aaliyah Ericson, junior Jocelyn Gonzales, sophomore Jenny Klassen and sophomore Nicolae Moncayo took the award for their spread on the National Honor Society’s powder puff fundraiser.

  The 2019 Tepee yearbook took an Award of Distinguished Merit in 4A statewide competition.

  Individual achievement awards in 4A state yearbook competition went to:

Caption Writing–2019 graduate Kaitlin Harrison-second place; Headline Writing–Seminole Staff-second place; Index Spread–2019 graduate Jessenia Balderas-second place; Academic Feature Story–senior Dustie Beaubien-first place; Club/Organization Photo–junior Jocelyn Gonzales-third place; Portrait Photography–2019 graduate Jayton Sales-second place

  The War Whoop newspaper took an Award of Distinguished Merit in 4A statewide competition.

  Individual achievement awards in 4A state print newspaper competition went to: 

Editorial Writing–junior Bradley Everett-second place; Sports News Story–junior Aaliyah Ericson-honorable mention; Photo Story–Ericson, Gonzales, Klassen and Moncayo-first place; Personal Column–Everett-honorable mention; In-Depth News/Feature Package–junior editor Robin Franklin, Ericson, junior Sydney Gonzales-honorable mention; Student Art–S. Gonzales-honorable mention; Infographic/Sidebar–Ericson and S. Gonzales-honorable mention; Cartoon–S. Gonzales-third place; Sports Page/Spread Design–Franklin and staff-honorable mention; Page One Newspaper Design–Franklin, Ericson, S. Gonzales-third place; General News Photo–junior Linda Giesbrecht-honorable mention; Feature Photo–junior Penelopi Neudorf-honorable mention; Entertainment Photo–Moncayo-first place; Sports Action Photo–Giesbrecht-first place, Giesbrecht-third place; Photo Portfolio–Giesbrecht-first place, Neudorf-2nd place; Headline Writing–Staff-second place

  The online newspaper warwhooponline.com took an Award of Achievement in statewide competition.

  Individual achievement awards in online newspaper went to:

Sports News Story–Franklin-second place; Personal Column–Franklin-third place; Sports Column–Franklin-second place; Computer Art–S. Gonzales-second place, S. Gonzales-third place; Multimedia Package–S. Gonzales, Moncayo, Giesbrecht, senior Anette Sanchez, J. Gonzales, Klassen–second place; Video Story–junior Alayna Amen and junior Moises Ybaben Burciaga-first place, S. Gonzales-second place; General News Photo–Klassen-honorable mention; Feature Photo–Neudorf-second place; Sports Action Photo–Giesbrecht-third place; Sports Feature Photo–Moncayo-first place; Photo Portfolio–Moncayo-third place

  The broadcast news show The BEAT took an Award of Achievement in statewide competition.

  Individual achievement awards in broadcast went to:

General News Story–Ybaben Burciaga-first place, Franklin-first place (a tie); Feature story–Amen and Ybaben Burciaga-first place; General News Story–Franklin-second place; Anchor Team Presentation–Amen and junior Ainslee Harvey-third place