2019 National Student Journalist of the Year
On Feb. 15, 2019, the Kansas Scholastic Press Association (KSPA) named me the Kansas Student Journalist of the Year. I was selected among the winners of two different enrollment classifications. A panel of judges — composed of high school publications advisers, university instructors and professional journalists — chose my work from a collection of nine portfolios submitted from KSPA member schools. Click here to view KSPA's press release on this honor, and why I was selected from a pool of so many qualified candidates.
Click below to view photos of our class ceremony on Feb. 20, 2019, in which my fellow staffers and I celebrated my accomplishment — a first for our program. All of the photos were taken by staff photographer Aubrey Bolinger.