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NSPA Winners

NSPA Best of Show Winners
2012 JEA/NSPA Fall National
High School Journalism Convention
San Antonio

Newspaper Broadsheet 8 or Fewer Pages

1. Wingspan, West Henderson HS, Hendersonville, N.C.
Diane Gromelski, Hailey Johns, editors
Brenda Gorsuch, adviser

2. The Spartana, Homestead HS, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Joe Laughlin, editor
Rod Kuhn/Justin Peeper, advisers

3. The Eagle, St. Thomas HS, Houston, Texas
Nick Lednicky, editor
John Michael Cuccia, adviser

4. Spotlight, Francis Howell HS, St. Charles, Mo.
Emily Phelps, editor
Michele Dunaway, adviser

5. The Northridge Reporter, Northridge HS, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Alex Hauser, editor
Susan Goins Newell, adviser

6. North Pointe, Grosse Pointe North HS, Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich.
Maria Liddane, editor
Shari Adwers, adviser

7. Crier, Munster HS, Munster, Ind.
Annie Skertic, editor
Becky Hoyle, adviser

8. Musket, Orange Glen HS, Escondido, Calif.
McKenna Bulkley, editor
Jessica Young, adviser

9. The Northmen's Log, Oak Park HS, Kansas City, Mo.
Lauren Grace, editor
Christina Geabhart, adviser

10. The Talon, John Paul Stevens HS, San Antonio, Texas
Patrick Harris, Jasmine Valadez, editors
Christine Keyser-Fanick, adviser

Newspaper Broadsheet 9-12 Pages

1. The Chronicle, Tom C. Clark HS, San Antonio, Texas
Maria Nunez, Virginia Scherer, editors
Michelle Elizondo, adviser

2. Bear Facts, Lake Zurich HS, Lake Zurich, Ill.
Angelica LaVito, editor
Carolyn Wagner, adviser

3. The Edge, Pleasant Grove HS, Texarkana, Texas
Kinzie Floyd, editor
Charla Harris, adviser

4. The Octagon, Sacramento Country Day School, Sacramento, Calif.
Yanni Dahmani, Madeleine Wright, Jeffrey Caves, editors
Patricia Fels, adviser

5. Hawkeye, Mountlake Terrace HS, Mountlake Terrace, Wash.
Michelle Schomer, editor
Vince DeMiero, adviser

6. Omega, Downers Grove North HS, Downers Grove, Ill.
Holly Marcin, Alyssa Salela, editors
Elizabeth Levin/Jena Abrahamsen, advisers

7. The Eagle's Eye, Akins HS, Austin, Texas
Dezmond Moore, editor
Michael Reeves, adviser

8. The Correspondent, John Hersey HS, Arlington Heights, Ill.
Ashley Hawkins, Kevin Hyde, editors
Janet Levin, adviser

9. Explorer, Coronado HS, El Paso, Texas
Jackie Wang, Illiana DeSantis, Blake McGill, editors
Peggy Ligner, adviser

10. Hawk Eye, Hebron HS, Carrollton, Texas
Matthew Nguyen, editor
Brian Shelton, adviser

Newspaper Broadsheet 13-16 Pages

1. Bulldog Print, Yavneh Academy of Dallas, Dallas, Texas
Rachel Siegel, Kelly Herson, editors
Sandy Hall Chiles, adviser

2. The Liberator, LBJ/LASA HS, Austin, Texas
Rebecca Pittel, Katie Pastor, Roger Cain, editors
Kim Katopodis, adviser

3. The Lancer, Thousand Oaks HS, Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Jason Gardiner, Ali Wire, editors
Jo Zimmerman, adviser

4. Inklings, Crown Point HS, Crown Point, Ind.
Abby Elston, Sam Beishuizen, editors
Julie Elston, adviser

5. The Sun, Mount Carmel HS, San Diego, Calif.
Danielle Damper, Jessica Hong, editors
Tim Calver, adviser

6. Prospector, Prospect HS, Mount Prospect, Ill.
Maggie Devereux, Miranda Halloway, editors
Jason Block, adviser

7. The Oracle, Henry M. Gunn HS, Palo Alto, Calif.
Utkash Dubey, editor
Kristy Blackburn, adviser

8. Lance, Omaha Westside HS, Omaha, Neb.
Emma Johanningsmeier, Joe Hack, editors
Rod Howe, adviser

9. The Pacer, Rolling Meadows HS, Rolling Meadows, Ill.
Liam Brady, Brittney Frazier, editors
Stan Zoller, adviser

10. The Roundup, Brophy College Preparatory School, Phoenix, Ariz.
Jackson Santy, Julian De Ocampo, editors
Mica Mulloy, adviser

Newspaper Broadsheet 17 or More Pages

1. The Little Hawk, Iowa City HS, Iowa City, Iowa
Renata Stewart, Cassie Wassnik, editors
Jonathan Rogers, adviser

2. The Chronicle, Harvard-Westlake School, North Hollywood, Calif.
Elana Zeltser, David Lim, editors
Kathleen Neumeyer, adviser

3. The Lion, Lyons Township HS, La Grange, Ill.
MaryCate Most, editor
Jason Scales, adviser

4. The Falconer, Torrey Pines HS, San Diego, Calif.
Harrision Schneider, editor
Mia Boardman Smith, adviser

5. The Southerner, Henry W. Grady HS, Atlanta, Ga.
Isabelle Taft, Troy Kleber, Sammi Dean, editors
Kate Carter/Dave Winter, advisers

6. The Review, St. John's School, Houston, Texas
Andrew Vogeley, editor
David Nathan/Shelley Stein, advisers

7. The Lion's Roar, Newton South HS, Newton Centre, Mass.
Jenny Friedland, Joe Joseph, editors
Brian Baron, adviser

8. The Rock, Rock Bridge Sr. HS, Columbia, Mo.
Maria Kalaitzandonakes, Adam Scholz, Nomin-Erdene Jagdagdorj, editors
Robin F. Stover, adviser

9. Central High Register, Central HS, Omaha, Neb.
Jennifer Rooney, editor
Hillary Blayney, adviser

10. The Boiling Point, Shalhevet HS, Los Angeles, Calif.
Jacob Ellenhorn, Colleen Bazak, editors
Joelle Keene, adviser

Newspaper Tabloid

1. The HiLite, Carmel HS, Carmel, Ind.
Victor Xu, editor
Jim Streisel, adviser

2. The Harbinger, Shawnee Mission East HS, Prairie Village, Kan.
Anne Willman, Chloe Stradinger, editors
C. Dow Tate, adviser

3. The Voice, Huntley HS, Huntley, Ill.
Randi Peterson, editor
Dennis Brown, adviser

4. Dart, St. Teresa’s Academy, Kansas City, Mo.
Emily McCann, Anna Leach, Emma Wheatley, editors
Eric Thomas, adviser

5. The Marquee, Marcus HS, Flower Mound, Texas
Jordan Richards, editor
LaJuana Hale, adviser

6. Crimson Record, duPont Manual HS, Louisville, Ky.
Rachel Harris, Taylor Browning, editors
Amy Ritchie, adviser

7. The Prospective, Bryant HS, Bryant, Ark.
Jake Knight, Ashton Eley, editors
Margaret Sorrows, adviser

8. The Shakerite, Shaker Heights HS, Shaker Heights, Ohio
Kyra Hall, Sarah-Jane Lorenzo, editors
Natalie Sekicky/Sarah Manany, advisers

9. Image, Lafayette HS, Wildwood, Mo.
Grace Bueckendorf, editor
Nancy Y Smith, adviser

10. The Northwest Passage, Shawnee Mission Northwest HS, Shawnee, Kan.
Ashlee Crane, editor
Susan Massy, adviser

Newsmagazine

1. North Star, Francis Howell North HS, St. Charles, Mo.
Nick Bussell, Aurora Blanchard, editors
Aaron Manfull/Beth Phillips, advisers

2. Featherduster, Westlake HS, Austin, Texas
Monica Tan, Hailey Cunningham, editors
Deanne Brown, adviser

3. Spark, Lakota East HS, Liberty Township, Ohio
Jeff Back, Sophia Li, Natasha Rausch, editors
Dean Hume, adviser

4. The Roar, Whitney HS, Rocklin, Calif.
Ilaf Esuf, Kavya Pathak, editors
Sarah Nichols, adviser

5. Northern Lights, North Central HS, Indianapolis, Ind.
Peyton Crantford, Erin O’Rarrell, Jacob Zeller, editors
Tom Gayda, adviser

6. The Triangle, Columbus North HS, Columbus, Ind.
Roth Lovins, Erika Espinoza, Ramya Vijayagopal, editors
Kim Green, adviser

7. The Muse, Dreyfoos School of the Arts, West Palm Beach, Fla.
Whawna Bilton, Dominique McKenzie, editors
Stephen Moore, adviser

8. Paladin, Kapaun Mount Carmel HS, Wichita, Kan.
Sarah Frangenberg, editor
Ashley Watkins, adviser

9. The RJ Voice, Regis Jesuit HS, Aurora, Colo.
Ben Mohler, Allie Petko, editors
Adam Dawkins/Jason Ell, advisers

10. Odyssey, Clarke Central HS, Athens, Ga.
Chad W. Hargrave, editor
David Ragsdale, adviser

Newspaper Special Edition

1. Spark, Lakota East HS, Liberty Township, Ohio
Jeff Back, Sophia Li, Natasha Rausch, editors
Dean Hume, adviser

2. The Pilot's Log, Hasbrouck Heights HS, Hasbrouck Heights, N.J.
Samantha Sproviero, editor
Lora Geftic, adviser

3. Lance, Omaha Westside HS, Omaha, Neb.
Jordan Meredith, editor
Rod Howe, adviser

4. The Chronicle, Harvard-Westlake School, North Hollywood, Calif.
Michael Aronson, Luke Holthouse, editors
Kathleen Neumeyer, adviser

5. The Rock, Rock Bridge Sr. HS, Columbia, Mo.
Maria Kalaitzandonakes, editor
Robin F. Stover, adviser

6. North Star, Francis Howell North HS, St. Charles, Mo.
Nick Bussell, Aurora Blanchard, editors
Aaron Manfull/Beth Phillips, advisers

7. Northern Lights, North Central HS, Indianapolis, Ind.
Peyton Crantford, Erin O’Rarrell, Jacob Zeller, editors
Tom Gayda, adviser

8. The Red & Black, Hillsborough HS, Tampa, Fla.
Jacob Gagne, Brittany Valencic, editors
Joe Humphrey, adviser

9. The Kirkwood Call, Kirkwood HS, Kirkwood, Mo.
Mitch Eden, adviser

10. Trojan Bluestreak, Andover HS, Andover, Kan.
Alex Leff, Katherine Hartley, editors
Kristin Baker, adviser

Literary Magazine

1. Vibrato, Hockaday School, Dallas, Texas
Rachel Barber, Isabella So, editors
Ana Rosenthal, adviser

2. Inkblot, Kealing MS, Austin, Texas
Ethan Russo, editor
Sarah Waggoner, adviser

3. One Blue Wall, duPont Manual HS, Louisville, Ky.
Sadie Birchfield, Matthew McCardwell, editors
Amy Ritchie, adviser

4. Indian Lore, Shawnee Mission North HS, Overland Park, Kan.
Julian Schemph, editor
Maureen Davis, adviser

5. BLAM, Brophy College Preparatory School, Phoenix, Ariz.
Jack Flynn, editor
John Damaso/Chad Unrein, advisers

6. The Final Draft, Westlake HS, Austin, Texas
Sarah Berg, editor
Moira H. Longino, adviser

7. Iliad, Clarke Central HS, Athens, Ga.
Hannah Dunn-Grandpre, editor
David Ragsdale, adviser

8. Connections, Osbourn HS, Manassas, Va.
Tamar Tkblaze, editor
Kari Thorsetnson, adviser

9. Insight, Marcus HS, Flower Mound, Texas
Megan Youngblood, adviser

Yearbook 224 or Fewer Pages

1. Replay, Rouse HS, Leander, Texas
Whitney Watson, Amanda Sebring, editors
Kelly Lemons, adviser

2. Pawesehi, Parkway West HS, Ballwin, Mo.
Debra Freyman Klevens, adviser

3. Echoes, Wichita East HS, Wichita, Kan.
Andrea Elliott, Rhen Nuss, editors
Sharon Martin, adviser

4. Witness, Tom C. Clark HS, San Antonio, Texas
Caroline Sims, editor
Michelle Elizondo, adviser

5. Paragon, Munster HS, Munster, Ind.
Parina Maniar, editor
Becky Hoyle, adviser

6. Traveler, Robert E. Lee HS, San Antonio, Texas
Katherine Sotelo, editor
Brenda Slatton, adviser

7. The Dragon, Johnston HS, Johnston, Iowa
Lisa Friesth, editor
Leslie Shipp, adviser

8. Soaring Wings, Canyon HS, Canyon, Texas
Laura Smith, adviser

9. Ayrie, Liberty North HS, Liberty, Mo.
Brennan Canuteson, editor
Ronna Sparks-Woodward, adviser

10. Trojan Epic, Andover HS, Andover, Kan.
Abby Teinert, editor
Kristin Baker, adviser

Yearbook 225-274 Pages

1. The Hawk, Pleasant Grove HS, Texarkana, Texas
Kayla Kimpson, editor
Charla Harris, adviser

2. The Lion, McKinney HS, McKinney, Texas
Lori Oglesbee, adviser

3. Details, Whitney HS, Rocklin, Calif.
Lauren Roudebush, Amanda Peterson, editors
Sarah Nichols, adviser

4. Log, Columbus North HS, Columbus, Ind.
Jamie Rothbart, Courtney Crompton, editors
Kim Green, adviser

5. Touchstone, Stony Point HS, Round Rock, Texas
Jessica Perry, editor
Rebecca Plumley, adviser

6. The JAG, Mill Valley HS, Shawnee, Kan.
Rachel Mills, Katherine Bec, editors
Kathy Hill Habiger, adviser

7. Ambassador, Stevenson HS, Sterling Heights, Mich.
Chris Holman, editor
Paula Pantano, adviser

8. Westwind, West Henderson HS, Hendersonville, N.C.
Bethany Grayson, Kara Miller, editors
Brenda W. Gorsuch, adviser

9. Crusader, Marian HS, Omaha, Neb.
Kat Dudley, Allie Braun, editors
Marsha Kalkowski, adviser

10. Teresian, St. Teresa’s Academy, Kansas City, Mo.
Katarina Waller, editor
Eric Thomas, adviser

Yearbook 275-324 Pages

1. Excalibur, Francis Howell North HS, St. Charles, Mo.
Alex Curry-Lipka, Olivia Gardener, editors
Aaron Manfull/Beth Phillips, advisers

2. Lion's Roar, Christ Presbyterian Academy, Nashville, Tenn.
Hattie Hoskins, Heidi Hill, editors
Heather Nagel, adviser

3. Montpelier, James Madison HS, Vienna, Va.
Savannah Bentley, Ally Grasso, Kate Campbell, editors
Francesca Branson, adviser

4. Wingspan, James C. Enochs HS, Modesto, Calif.
Aleck Tan, editor
Tamra McCarthy, adviser

5. Howelltonian, Francis Howell HS, St. Charles, Mo.
Allison Dunaway, editor
Michele Dunaway, adviser

6. South Paw, Park Hill South HS, Riverside, Mo.
Abby Moore, editor
Megan Hughes, adviser

7. Vox Populi, Harvard-Westlake School, North Hollywood, Calif.
Christina Yang, Charlotte Gordan, editors
Jen Bladen, adviser

8. Peerage, Prince George HS, Prince George, Va.
Courtney Brockwell, Madison Guidry, Carrie Young, editors
Allison Heath/Kendell Warren, advisers

9. Vision, Blue Valley Southwest HS, Overland Park, Kan.
Kat Jones, editor
Heather Lawrenz, adviser

10. Tiger Paw, Oakville Sr. HS, St. Louis, Mo.
Rachel Evans, editor
Jeff Kuchno, adviser

Yearbook 325 or More Pages

1. Crimson, duPont Manual HS, Louisville, Ky.
Elizabeth Palmer, adviser

2. Hauberk, Shawnee Mission East HS, Prairie Village, Kan.
Kate Kulag, Emily Kulag, editors
Dow Tate, adviser

3. Hornet, Bryant HS, Bryant, Ark.
Grace Oxley, Jasmine Av, editors
Margaret Sorrows, adviser

4. Indian, Shawnee Mission North HS, Overland Park, Kan.
Tucker Love, editor
Becky Tate, adviser

5. Odyssey, Chantilly HS, Chantilly, Va.
Mary Kay Downes, adviser

6. The Citadel, Johnson HS, San Antonio, Texas
Courtney Warden, Celina Quintanilla, editors
Velisa Jewett, adviser

7. Lair, Shawnee Mission Northwest HS, Shawnee, Kan.
Laura Assmann, editor
Susan Massy, adviser

8. The Image, Dos Pueblos HS, Goleta, Calif.
Lerina Winter, Kavi Suri, editors
John Dent/Cassie Vultaggio, advisers

9. Pioneer, Kirkwood HS, Kirkwood, Mo.
Billy Fries, Madeleine Hauck, editors
Mitch Eden, adviser

10. El Paisano, Westlake HS, Austin, Texas
Allison Hooks, Connor Campbell, editors
Cindy Todd, adviser

Publication Website Small School

1. The Chronicle, Harvard-Westlake School, North Hollywood, Calif.
http://hwchronicle.com
Elana Zeltser, editor
Kathleen Neumeyer, adviser

2. Mill Valley News Online, Mill Valley HS, Shawnee, Kan.
http://www.mvnews.org
Miranda Snyder, Alec Santauralia, editors
Kathy Hill Habiger, adviser

3. Dart, St. Teresa’s Academy, Kansas City, Mo.
http://dartnewsonline.com
Eric Thomas, adviser

4. The Charger, Oxford HS, Oxford, Miss.
http://www.thechargeronline.com
Sudu Upadhyay, Adhi Ravishankar, editors
Cynthia Ferguson, adviser

5. The Little Hawk, Iowa City HS, Iowa City, Iowa
http://www.thelittlehawk.com
Matt Alder, Max Friedman, editors
Jonathan Rogers, adviser

6. The Online Red Ledger, Lovejoy HS, Lucas, Texas
http://theredledger.net
Ginger Hervey, Liz Schasel, editors
Brian Higgins, adviser

7. The Royal News, Prince George HS, Prince George, Va.
http://trnwired.org
Chris Waugaman, adviser

8. Southwest Shadow, Southwest Career and Technical Academy, Las Vegas, Nev.
http://www.southwestshadow.com
Bserat Ghebremicael, editor
Matthew LaPorte, adviser

9. The Eagle, St. Thomas HS, Houston, Texas
http://theeagle.sths.org
John Michael Cuccia, adviser

10. Odyssey, Clarke Central HS, Athens, Ga.
http://www.odysseynewsmagazine.net
Austin Defoor, editor
David Ragsdale, adviser

Publication Website Large School

1. CNHSMedia.com, Columbus North HS, Columbus, Ind.
http://cnhsmedia.com
Rachel McCarver, adviser

2. Denebola, Newton South HS, Newton Centre, Mass.
http://www.nshsdenebola.com
Brian Baron, adviser

3. Manestreamnews.com, McKinney HS, McKinney, Texas
http://manestreamnews.com
Lori Oglesbee/Alyssa Boehringer, advisers

4. The Prospective, Bryant HS, Bryant, Ark.
http://prospective.bryantschools.org
Margaret Sorrows, adviser

5. West Side Story, Iowa City West HS, Iowa City, Iowa
http://wsspaper.com
Zora Hurst, editor
Sara Jane Whittaker, adviser

6. The Harbinger, Shawnee Mission East HS, Prairie Village, Kan.
http://www.smeharinger.net
Duncan MacLachlan, Sami Walter, editors
C. Dow Tate, adviser

7. The Lancer Express, Carlsbad HS, Carlsbad, Calif.
http://thelancerlink.com
Danielle Ryan, adviser

8. Highlights, Beverly Hills HS, Beverly Hills, Calif.
http://beverlyhighlights.com
Katie Murray/Gaby Herbst, advisers

9. The Lowell, Lowell HS, San Francisco, Calif.
http://thelowell.org
Elijah Alparin, editor
Sharn Matusek/Cathy Innis, advisers

10. The HiLite, Carmel HS, Carmel, Ind.
http://www.hilite.org
Patrick Tan, Aaron Kearney, Victor Xu, editors
Jim Streisel, adviser

Junior High Newspaper

1. The Spectrum, Harvard-Westlake MS, Los Angeles, Calif.
Stephen Chae, adviser

2. The Scroll, The American School in London, London, England
Colin Bridgewater, adviser

Junior High Yearbook

1. Project Panther, Ridgeview MS, Round Rock, Texas
Vicki Felkel, adviser

2. The Shield, Wilson MS, Glendale, Calif.
Nancy Berger, adviser

3. The Buzz, Kealing MS, Austin, Texas
Sam Pastor, editor
Kristen Scott, adviser

4. Rosette, Sloan Creek MS, Fairview, Texas
Nicole Sanders/Laura May, advisers

5. Imprints, Mesa MS, Castle Rock, Colo.
Melissa Larson, adviser

6. Sentry, Robinson MS, Fairfax, Va.
Alex Paget, Corey Runkel, editors
Pat Hinman, adviser

Broadcast Program

1. Central Intelligence, Central HS, Springfield, Mo.
Pamela Morris, editor
Curtis Thomas, adviser

2. Mustang Morning News, Mira Costa HS, Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Michael Hernandez, adviser

3. MHS1, McKinney HS, McKinney, Texas
Devon Maguire, Aaron Delgado, Jamie Weiss, editors
Alyssa Boehringer, adviser

4. Blue Jay Journal, Washington HS, Washington, Mo.
Ellie Pionteck, Derek Walters, Tim Williams, editors
Michelle Turner, adviser

5. Grady News Now, Henry W. Grady HS, Atlanta, Ga.
Justin Williams, Lauren Alford, David Carlisle, editors
Thaddeus X Roberts, adviser

6. Warrior Television-WTV, Westside HS, Omaha, Neb.
Matt Rasgorshek, adviser

7. LHS-TV, Ladue Horton Watkins HS, St. Louis, Mo.
Samantha Weil, Samantha Shanker, editors
Don Goble/Marteana Davidson, advisers

8. Channel 97 News, Oakville Sr. HS, St. Louis, Mo.
Jeff Kuchno, adviser

9. WIN-TV, Wakeland HS, Frisco, Texas
Christian Conrad, editor
Becky Hohmann, adviser

10. Lovejoy News Network, Lovejoy HS, Lucas, Texas
Garrison Clough, editor
Brian Higgins, adviser