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IHSPA deems West Side Story staff an All-Iowa News Team finalist, grants WSS 40 awards

IHSPA deems West Side Story staff an All-Iowa News Team finalist, grants WSS 40 awards

May 1, 2017
Filed under Awards, Breaking, News, Showcase

Iowa High School Press Association awarded the West Side Story staff an All-Iowa News Team finalist for 2016-2017. Points for the finalists are awarded to schools for placing in individual categories of IHSPA’s spring journalism contest, and the points are tallied to identify finalists. The 15 high...

12 West Side Story staffers win international sweepstakes, national awards from Quill and Scroll

12 West Side Story staffers win international sweepstakes, national awards from Quill and Scroll

WSS Staff
April 20, 2016
Filed under Awards, News

12 West Side Story staffers win international sweepstakes, national awards from Quill and Scroll

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Parks wins MVP in Eastern Iowa All-Star game

Parks wins MVP in Eastern Iowa All-Star game

Aaron Carter, Sports Editor
March 27, 2016
Filed under Awards, Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Wali Parks ’16 doesn’t like to sit still, especially coming off a loss in the biggest game of the year. Parks and West High fell just short in the 4A State Championship against West Des Moines Valley, but Parks decided the best way to get rid of that horrible feeling was to keep playing. “I me...

IHSPA names 3 WSS staffers emerging journalists, 2 staffers place in on-the-spot news writing contest

IHSPA names 3 WSS staffers emerging journalists, 2 staffers place in on-the-spot news writing contest

November 5, 2015
Filed under Awards, News, Showcase

The Iowa High School Press Association named Allie Biscupski ’17, Michael Moonjely ’17 and Isabelle Robles ’17 as three of the 10 Emerging Journalists in the state at its high school journalism conference at The University of Iowa on Oct. 29. This program serves to acknowledge and encourage high...

‘West Side Story’ staffers finalists in national story, cartoon of the year contests

‘West Side Story’ staffers finalists in national story, cartoon of the year contests

September 11, 2015
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Four students on the 2014-2015 West Side Story staff are finalists in the National Scholastic Press Association’s 2015 Individual Award Contest. Pictured above (left to right) are seniors Kelsey Keranen and Allie Biscupski. Not pictured are 2015 graduates Akash Borde and Brittani Langland. B...

2014-15 newspaper staff receives George H. Gallup award

2014-15 newspaper staff receives George H. Gallup award

September 10, 2015
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West High’s newspaper, West Side Story, received a George H. Gallup award for the 2014-2015 year. The award is the highest honor from Quill and Scroll, the international journalism honor society. Quill and Scroll gives the award due to excellence in coverage, visuals, business practices, writing ...

West Side Story staff wins 22 writing, design and photo awards from IHSPA

West Side Story staff wins 22 writing, design and photo awards from IHSPA

May 11, 2015
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West Side Story staffers won 22 awards in the Iowa High School Press Association’s writing, design and photography contest. The newspaper staff received three first place awards: Eleanor Ho '17, Megumi Kitamoto ’15 and Michael Moonjely '17 received first place in-depth news story for “A se...

IHSPA deems WSS Design Ed Iowa’s designer of the year

IHSPA deems WSS Design Ed Iowa’s designer of the year

May 8, 2015
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The Iowa High School Press Association named Jaycie Weathers '15 as Iowa's Designer of the Year in their annual contest. Weathers is the West Side Story's Design Editor and the only person in the state to receive this award. You can view her design portfolio at jaycieweathers.wordpress.com. Weathers...

IHSPA names 3 WSS staffers Emerging Journalists finalists

IHSPA names 3 WSS staffers Emerging Journalists finalists

May 8, 2015
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Pictured above left to right: Isabelle Robles, Michael Moonjely and Allie Biscupski. The Iowa High School Press Association named Allie Biscupski '17, Michael Moonjely '17 and Isabelle Robles '17 finalists in the Emerging Journalist program for 2015. This program serves to acknowledge and encou...

Update: More WSS staffers win international gold key awards

Update: More WSS staffers win international gold key awards

May 6, 2015
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Pictured in top photo left to right: Jiung Jung, Eugenia Chen and Akash Borde. Pictured in bottom photo left to right: Braedyn Dochterman and Isabelle Robles. West Side Story staffers win international sweepstakes, gold key awards Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society for High School ...

6 WSS staffers recognized by National Scholastic Press Association’s Honor Roll of Student Journalists

6 WSS staffers recognized by National Scholastic Press Association’s Honor Roll of Student Journalists

April 20, 2015
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Pictured left to right: Seniors Megumi Kitamoto, Lauren Knudson, Katie Peplow, Lushia Anson and Jaycie Weathers. Not pictured: Kelsey Keranen '16. The National Scholastic Press Association recognized six West Side Story staff members with the NSPA Honor Roll of Student Journalists for 2015. Lushia Anson ’15, Kelsey Keran...

WSS receives awards for graphics, writing and photography at IHSPA conference

WSS receives awards for graphics, writing and photography at IHSPA conference

October 24, 2014
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The West Side Story garnered three sweepstakes awards from the Iowa High School Press Association on Oct. 23, winning second place in Graphics, Writing and Photography for large schools for ’13-’14 school year issues.  WSS staffers also landed awards in IHSPA On-the-Spot contests. Isabelle Robles...

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