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CHS journalism students named state winners in writing contest

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The Woman's Press Club of Indiana (WPCI) announced the state winners for its 2016 high school writing contest late Tuesday. Coordinator Elizabeth Granger said the winners included six staff members of the Chesterton High School Sandscript.

Editor-in-chief senior Katelynn Williams placed first in the state for her editorial "Stores boycott consumer America."

The judges said of the article, "The hands-down winner in the editorial category. A strong, persuasive argument about the true meaning of Thanksgiving and how some businesses are not letting the almighty dollar dictate their holiday sales. Well done!"

Sports editor sophomore Jennie Moran also earned a first for her sports story "Crumb rubber turf alleged to contain carcinogens."

The judges commented, "Great topic, great reporting, great sources, great length. This is a fantastic example of journalism at the high school level, [and] it shows a maturity in taking a larger, more serious topic, and bringing it home. A good example of how sports and the rest of our lives can intersect in ways that we might not think of.

In page design, news editor junior Erin Grimes took third place for her single-page layout, while creative design director/feature editor Katarina Gregurich won third place for her double-truck layout.

In sports-writing, staff writers sophomores Kady Chael and Patrick Sosby were named as honorable-mention winners.

Williams and Moran will now compete in the National Federation of Press Women high school writing contest, and countrywide winners will be announced before the national convention in Wichita, Kansas, in September.

Advisor to the Sandscript is English/journalism teacher John Hayduk.


Posted 4/28/2016





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