Texas High School Publications Department receives Texas’ Top Awards for student-produced newspaper, online newspaper and yearbook


The Texas High School Publications Department received Texas’ top awards in journalism during the Interscholastic League Press Conference (ILPC) Convention held on April 16-17 in Austin, TX.

The Tiger Times newspaper and the Tiger Time Online, were two of only five student-produced newspapers to receive a Gold Star. The Tiger yearbook was one of 13 Silver Stars awarded for being the best in state.

Eleven students won the state award of TOPS in Texas for their work. They are: Jessica Emerson, Newspaper: Sports Column; Madeline Hunley, Yearbook: Student Life Feature Story; Rachel Lewis, Newspaper: Photo Portfolio; Caroline May, Newpaper: Double Truck Design; Alex O’Gorman, Newspaper: Feature Writing; Madeline Parish, Newspaper: Sports Action Photo; Katherine Stoeckl, Newspaper: News Writing; Team of Alex Heo & Tye Shelton, Newspaper: Sports Page Design; Team of Rachel Lewis & Alex O’Gorman, Newspaper: Page One Design.

Additionally, 27 students received Individual Achievement Awards for print newspaper, online newspaper and yearbook.

They are: Kelsi Brinkmeyer: First Place Sports Feature Photo; Anna Cannon: First Place Opinion Portfolio; Second Place Personal Opinion Column; Jillian Cheney: Second Place Opinion Portfolio; Honorable Mention Entertainment Feature; Leah Crenshaw: Third Place Editorial Writing; Honorable Mention Editorial Page Design; Molly Crouch: First Place In-depth News/Feature Package; Second Place Sports Feature Photo; Third Place Sports Feature; Honorable Mention Feature Page Design; Emma Edwards: Honorable Mention Sports Story; Jessica Emerson: First Place Sports Column; First Place Sports Feature; Second Place Sports News Writing; Third Place Personal Column; Anna Graves: First Place Computer Art; First Place News Page Design; Second Place Sports
Page Design; Honorable Mention News Writing; Abby Hill: Second Place Editorial Writing; Madeline Hunley: First Place Student Life Story; Colton Johnson: First Place News Feature; Third Place Student Art; Third Place Student Art; Maegan Jordan: Honorable Mention Tribute Ad Spread; Rachel Lewis: First Place Photo Portfolio; First Place Portrait; Third Place Sports Action Photo; Honorable Mention Sports Feature Photo Online Newspaper; Honorable Mention Sports Action Photo Print Newspaper; Caroline May: First Place Double Truck Design; First Place Infographic/Sidebar; Third Place Computer Art; Honorable Mention Double Truck Design; Honorable Mention Entertainment Page Design; Honorable Mention News Feature; Lauren Maynard: First Place Sports Column; Libby Northam: Honorable Mention Student Life Story; Alyssa Olalde: Third Place Photo Portfolio; Alex O’Gorman: First Place Cartoon; First Place Editorial Page Design; First Place Feature Writing; Second Place Cartoon; Second Place Student Art; Second Place Student Art; Brianna O’Shaughnessy: Second Place Computer Art; Second Place Portrait; Madeline Parish: First Place Sports Action Photo; Lauren Potter: Third Place News Page Design; Savannah Pritchard: First Place Club/Organization Photo; Tye Shelton: Honorable Mention Feature Writing; Tyler Snell: First Place News Writing; Second Place Computer Art; Third Place In-depth News Feature Story; Third Place Sports News Writing; Honorable Mention Editorial Writing; Honorable Mention In-depth News Feature Story; Katherine Stoeckl: First Place News Writing; Sara Vaughn: First Place General News Photo; Honorable Mention Personal Column; Chelsea Villanueva: Second Place Sports Spread; Morgan Williams: First Place Sports Story; Honorable Mention Academic Story; Honorable Mention Theme Copy.

Student Teams winning Individual Achievement Awards were: Jillian Cheney, Leah Crenshaw, Alex O’Gorman: Second Place In-depth News Feature Package; Jillian Cheney & Molly Crouch: Honorable Mention In-depth News Feature Package; Molly Crouch & Madeline Parish: Second Place Multi-Media Package; Emma Edwards & Emily Meinzer: Third Place Secondary Coverage; Jessica Emerson & Tyler Snell: Honorable Mention News Feature; Anna Graves & Tyler Snell: First Place Entertainment Page Design; Alex Heo & Tye Shelton: First Place Sports Page Design; Grace Hickey & Lauren Potter: First Place Feature Page Design; Cambresha Knight & Kaley Rogers: Honorable Mention Academic Spread; Rachel Lewis & Alex O’Gorman: First Place Page One Design; Rachel Lewis & Caroline May: Second Place Page One Design; Madison Maynard, Colleen Russell & Elizabeth Tullis: Second Place Index Spread; Emily Meinzer & Kayleigh Moreland: Second Place Class Spread; Cathryn Payne & Alba Tandazo: First Place Multi-Format Ad Spread; Lauren Potter & Jay Williamson: Second Place Infographic/Sidebar; Mary-Stewart Shores, Chandler Thomas & Morgan Williams: Honorable Mention Theme Development.

Individual Achievement Awards earned by the collective staff included: First Place Captions Print Newspaper; Second Place Headlines Print Newspaper; Second Place Headlines Yearbook; Honorable Mention Captions Yearbook; Honorable Mention Social Media.

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