Idaho students fare well at San Diego convention

8 Gem State students win JEA Write-Off awards

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Idaho students fare well at San Diego convention

Staff from the Cedar Post (Sandpoint) stand with their Write-off Awards at the 2014 National High School Journalism Convention in San Diego.

Staff from the Cedar Post (Sandpoint) stand with their Write-off Awards at the 2014 National High School Journalism Convention in San Diego.

Photo by William Love

Staff from the Cedar Post (Sandpoint) stand with their Write-off Awards at the 2014 National High School Journalism Convention in San Diego.

Photo by William Love

Photo by William Love

Staff from the Cedar Post (Sandpoint) stand with their Write-off Awards at the 2014 National High School Journalism Convention in San Diego.

William Love

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Eight Idaho high school journalists won JEA Write-off awards at the 2014 National High School Journalism Convention in San Diego.

The winners included:

  • Kirsten Thompson, Mountain Home, Excellent in YB Copy/Caption: Student Life
  • Chad Schrader, Mountain Home, Honorable Mention in Photography Portfolio
  • Heather DuMars, Sandpoint, Excellent in Editorial Writing
  • Meghan O’Hara, Sandpoint, Excellent in Newsmagazine: Layout
  • Alexus Hiatt, Sandpoint, Excellent in Graphic Design: Photo Illustration
  • Alicia Walker, Sandpoint, Honorable Mention in Newswriting
  • Emily Chatburn, Sandpoint, Honorable Mention in Review Writing
  • Brighten Miller, Sandpoint, Honorable Mention in Graphic Design: Infographics

Sandpoint High School’s Tyson Bird was also honored as Idaho’s student journalist of the year. Bird is Editor-in-Chief of the Cedar Post, which finished third place in the category for broadsheet newspapers of 8 or fewer pages in the NSPA’s Best of Show contest. The Cedar Post’s website, SHSCedarPost.com, took ninth for small school websites.

Skyline High’s Westside Story placed fifth in broadsheet newspapers of 13-16 pages. Boise High’s Courier finished sixth in the category for yearbooks of 224 pages or fewer.

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