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

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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 ’17Megumi Kitamoto ’15 and Michael Moonjely ’17 received first place in-depth news story for “A sense of security.”
  • Akash Borde ’15 and Shanthi Chackalackal ’17 received first place news story for “A deficiency in proficiency.”
  • Paige Brazina ’16 received first place photo story for “Coming together.”

The newspaper staff received five second place awards:

The newspaper staff received three third place awards:

The newspaper staff received three fourth place awards:

  • Nick Deerberg ’16, Brittani Langland ’15 and Avery Smith ’16 received fourth place digital media story for “13 movies to watch on Friday the 13th.”
  • Lushia Anson ’15 and Madie Miller ’15 received fourth place feature story for “Hashtag activism.”
  • Danetta Dobre ’17 and Isabelle Robles ’17 received fourth place in-depth news story for “No excuses.”

The newspaper staff received three fifth place awards:

The newspaper staff received five awards of excellence:

For information on past West Side Story awards, click here.