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NSPA Winners

NSPA Best of Show Winners
JEA/NSPA Spring National High School Journalism Convention
April 16-19, 2009, Phoenix

Newspaper 1-8 Pages

1. The Spartana, Homestead HS, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Margaret Distler, editor
Rod Kuhn, adviser

2. Blue & Gold, Findlay HS, Findlay, Ohio
Emily Rivest, editor
Jim McGonnell, adviser

3. The Stagg Line, Amos Alonzo Stagg HS, Stockton, Calif.
Erin Lund, Maly Boonsalat, editor
Don Bott, adviser

4. The Growl, Massaponax HS, Fredericksburg, Va.
Katie Arquiette, editor
Courtney McGonnell, adviser

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

6. Green and Gold, Media Academy HS, Oakland, Calif.
Ronald Johnson, editor
Mike Jackson, adviser

7. Tideline, Palisades Charter HS, Pacific Palisades, Calif.
James Born, editor
Mary Cappelli, adviser

8. Casa Chronicle, Casa Roble HS, Orangevale, Calif.
Erin Kennedy, editor
Dan Austin, adviser

9. Orange & Black, Washington HS, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Eric Mayer, editor
Jason Lueth, adviser

10. King’s Courier, El Camino Real HS, Woodland Hills, Calif.
Kamyar Jarahzadeh, editor
Kimberly Messadieh, adviser

Newspaper 9-12 Pages

1. The Peninsula Outlook, Peninsula HS, Gig Harbor, Wash.
NIcole Pinto, editor
McCall Cowley, adviser

2. The Octagon, Sacramento Country Day School, Sacramento, Calif.
Michael Lewis, Analise Rivero, Miles Bennett-Smith, editor
Patricia Fels, adviser

3. Highlights, Beverly Hills HS, Beverly Hills, Calif.
Guiliana Dakdouk, Jason Kanter, editor
Phillip E. West, adviser

4. The Prospector, Cupertino HS, Cupertino, Calif.
Shireen Rahimi, Elena Chang, editor
Ann Peck, adviser

5. Stampede, Burges HS, El Paso, Texas
Jared Burgess, editor
Patricia Monroe, adviser

6. Matador, San Gabriel HS, San Gabriel, Calif.
Monica Dien, editor
Steve Slagle, adviser

7. The Marshfield Times, Marshfield HS, Coos Bay, Ore.
Andy Rossback, editor
Catherine Hampton, adviser

8. Drops of Ink, Libertyville HS, Libertyville, Ill.
Corey Austin, Amanda Muskat, editor
Matt Tooley, adviser

9. The Herald, Har-Ber HS, Springdale, Ark.
Ellen Burns, editor
Karla Sprague, adviser

10. Equus, Cody HS, Cody, Wyo.
Matt Meyer, editor
Vin Cappiello, adviser

Newspaper 13-16 Pages

1. Viking Vanguard, Puyallup HS, Puyallup, Wash.
Daniel Serna, editor
Sandra Coyer, adviser

2. Lance, Omaha Westside HS, Omaha, Neb.
Sam Taylor, Sarah Frankel, editor
Rod Howe, adviser

3. Hi-Lights, William R. Boone HS, Orlando, Fla.
Laura Uncapher, editor
Renee Burke, adviser

4. The Nexus, Westview HS, San Diego, Calif.
Michelle Marshall, Jolene Xie, editor
Jeff Wenger, adviser

5. Mount Carmel Sun, Mount Carmel HS, San Diego, Calif.
Melissa Roadman, editor
Rick Mercurio, adviser

6. The Epic, Lynbrook HS, San Jose, Calif.
Ana Sheng, Yoona Lee, Eric Liao, editor
Nicole Gordon, adviser

7. Hawkeye, Mountlake Terrace HS, Mountlake Terrace, Wash.
Maria Demiro, Sharon McClintock, editor
Mark Isakson Vince DeMiero, adviser

8. Eagle Eye, Mountain Vista HS, Highlands Ranch, Colo.
Jene Mayfield, Brittney Ryan, editor
Mark Newton, adviser

9. Arrow, Renton HS, Renton, Wash.
Vy Huynh, editor
Derek Smith, adviser

10. The Sound, Gig Harbor HS, Gig Harbor, Wash.
Haley Miller, editor
Ehren Gossler, adviser

Newspaper 17+ Pages

1. The Falconer, Torrey Pines HS, San Diego, Calif.
Christine Auwarter, editor
Mia Boardman Smith, adviser

2. The Gazette, Granite Bay HS, Granite Bay, Calif.
Lauren Grubaugh, editor
Karl Grubaugh, adviser

3. Oakton Outlook, Oakton HS, Vienna, Va.
Matt Johnson, Ethan Doyle, Danielle Holstrom, editor
Chad Rummel, adviser

4. The A-Blast, Annandale HS, Annandale, Va.
Waliha Gani, Shriya Adhikary, editor
Alan Weintraut, adviser

5. The HiLite, Carmel HS, Carmel, Ind.
Amy Flis, editor
Jim Streisel, adviser

6. The Harbinger, Shawnee Mission East HS, Prairie Village, Kan.
Stephen Nichols, editor
C. Dow Tate, adviser

7. The Lowell, Lowell HS, San Francisco, Calif.
Rachel Hwang, Roy Lee, Sandra Chen, Amy Seaman, editor
Sharn Matusek Sam Williams, adviser

8. The Apple Leaf, Wenatchee HS, Wenatchee, Wash.
Rachel Levitsky, editor
Jeanette Marantos, adviser

9. The CS Press, Cactus Shadows HS, Cave Creek, Ariz.
Nicole Valva, editor
Mindi Kugler, adviser

10. The Talon, Los Altos HS, Los Altos, Calif.
Julia Duperrault, editor
Michael Moul, adviser

Newsmagazine

1. Chronicle, Franklin HS, El Paso, Texas
Troy Quezada, editor
Jai Tanner, adviser

2. The Blazer, Timberline HS, Lacey, Wash.
Nathan Morr, editor
Dan Hardebeck, adviser

3. North Star, Francis Howell North HS, St. Charles, Mo.
Jordyn Klackner, editor
Aaron Manfull, adviser

4. Verde, Palo Alto HS, Palo Alto, Calif.
Sara Connolly, Emily Hamilton, editor
Paul Kandell, adviser

5. Quill, Glendale HS, Springfield, Mo.
Joey Mendeo, William Marrs, editor
Lisa Wingo, adviser

6. The Triangle, Columbus North HS, Columbus, Ind.
Emily Mowels, editor
Kim Green, adviser

7. The Viking, Palo Alto HS, Palo Alto, Calif.
Noah Sneider, Peter Johnson, Charlie Avis, Adam Zernik, editor
Ellen Austin, adviser

8. Featherduster, Westlake HS, Austin, Texas
Sarah Adler, editor
Deanne Brown, adviser

9. The Northwest Passage, Shawnee Mission Northwest HS, Shawnee, Kan.
Laura Davison, editor
Susan Massy, adviser

10. The Commoner, Governor J.R. Rogers HS, Puyallup, Wash.
Hayley Edmonston, editor
Kay Locey, adviser

Newspaper Special Edition

1. Chronicle, Franklin HS, El Paso, Texas
Troy Quezada, editor
Jai Tanner, adviser

2. The Mustang, San Dieguito Academy, Encinitas, Calif.
Alex Matthews, editor
Tim Roberts, adviser

3. Blue & Gold, Findlay HS, Findlay, Ohio
Emily Rivest, editor
Jim McGonnell, adviser

4. The HiLite, Carmel HS, Carmel, Ind.
Ariel Aisen, editor
Jim Streisel, adviser

5. The Harbinger, Shawnee Mission East HS, Prairie Village, Kan.
Emma Collins, editor
C. Dow Tate, adviser

6. The Northwest Passage, Shawnee Mission Northwest HS, Shawnee, Kan.
Laura Davison, editor
Susan Massy, adviser

7. Recorder, Ronald Reagan HS, San Antonio, Texas
Marleen Linares, editor
Cynthia Mills, adviser

8. Lance, Omaha Westside HS, Omaha, Neb.
Sam Taylor, Sarah Fankel, editor
Rod Howe, adviser

9. Round Up, Brophy College Preparatory School, Phoenix, Ariz.
Santiago Azpurua-Borraz, Matt Stanley, editor
Mica Mulloy, adviser

10. The Lancer, Thousand Oaks HS, Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Matt Bradbury, Jean Kim, editor
Jo Zimmerman, adviser

Junior High Newspaper

1. The Scuttlebutt, Orangevale Open K-8 School, Fair Oaks, Calif.
Eliza Garbutt, editor
Sharon Swaby, adviser

2. Lincoln Academy Times, Lincoln Academy, Pleasant Grove, Utah
Morgan King, Kendall Orton, editor
Mary Seal, adviser

Junior High Yearbook

1. The Prowl, Powell Middle School, Littleton, Colo.
Emma Whitney, editor
Yvette Manculich, adviser

2. Surfer, Coronado Middle School, Coronado, Calif.
Mary Mulvey, Jessica Helmstetter, editor
Amanda Casares, adviser

3. Eagle Eye View, Sierra Middle School, Parker, Colo.
Krys Chennaux, Alex McCart, editor
Jed Palmer, adviser

4. Tiger Tales, Scott Johnson Middle School, McKinney, Texas
Rachel Plumley, editor
Louis Plumley, adviser

Yearbook 1-224

1. Wings, Arrowhead Christian Academy, Redlands, Calif.
Cody Geib, Alex Shippee, editor
Crystal Kazmierski, adviser

2. Hoofbeats, Burges HS, El Paso, Texas
Andrea McWilliams, editor
Patricia Monroe, adviser

3. SHS Yearbook, Saginaw HS, Saginaw, Texas
Kelli Lopez, editor
Cathy Bradshaw, adviser

4. Sabor, Lovejoy HS, Lucas, Texas
Ellie Tober, Natalie Andrews, editor
Brett Hankey, adviser

5. Falcon, Glendale HS, Springfield, Mo.
Molly Bly, Ellen Pamperien, Lyndsey Lassley, editor
Lisa Wingo, adviser

6. El Capitan, Thomas Jefferson HS, El Paso, Texas
Bianca Moreno, editor
Kevin Keich, adviser

7. The Myth, Cesar Chavez HS, Stockton, Calif.
Corinne Chan, Vanessa Altamirano, editor
Anita Marie Wertz, adviser

Yearbook 225-274

1. Log, Columbus North HS, Columbus, Ind.
Kate Burnett, editor
Kimberly Green, adviser

2. Reflections, McKinney North HS, McKinney, Texas
Merecedes Raha, editor
Rebecca Plumley, adviser

3. Historian, McClintock HS, Tempe, Ariz.
Yalda Godusi, Mackenzie Stevens, editor
Trish Ladue, adviser

4. Equus, Dobson HS, Mesa, Ariz.
Terra Lutz, editor
Micki Remos, adviser

5. Saga, Spring Valley HS, Columbia, S.C.
Michelle Zhang, Samantha Reese, editor
Lisa Brindel, adviser

6. Echo, Las Vegas HS, Las Vegas, Nev.
Liz Montelongo, Rigo Rangel, Shannon Williams, editor
Mr. Jimenez Ms. Wells, adviser

7. Libro de Oro, Marcos de Niza HS, Tempe, Ariz.
Jon Hatt, editor
Allison Adam, adviser

Yearbook 275-324

1. The Lion, McKinney HS, McKinney, Texas
Baley Cox, Dillan Derry Berry, Madeline Taylor, editor
Lori Oglesbee, adviser

2. Decamhian, Del Campo HS, Fair Oaks, Calif.
Rafael Shanmuggam, Justine Tormey, editor
Jim Jordan, adviser

3. Elkonian, Centerville HS, Centerville, Ohio
Courtney Jones, editor
Colleen Sanders, adviser

4. Golden Eagle, Cypress Falls HS, Houston, Texas
April Cunningham, editor
Lisa Van Etta, adviser

5. The Spectator, Liberty HS, Liberty, Mo.
Ryne Ditter, Micha Lorenz, editor
Ronna Sparks-Woodward, adviser

6. Wingspan, James C. Enochs HS, Modesto, Calif.
Paige Hermreck, editor
Tamra McCarthy, adviser

7. Chance, Thunderbird HS, Phoenix, Ariz.
Kelly McFadden, editor
Demetria Graham, adviser

8. Cambia, Oak Park HS, Kansas City, Mo.
Christie Smith, Alex Fields, editor
Christina Geabhart, adviser

9. Valhalla, Lynbrook HS, San Jose, Calif.
Jacqueline Liu, Tricia Chiou, editor
Jim Schussler, adviser

10. Belltower, St. Thomas Episcopal School, Houston, Texas
Bryan Mathews, Ryan Alan, Lindsey Lubrano, editor
David Graves, adviser

Yearbook 325+

1. Rampages, Casa Roble HS, Orangevale, Calif.
Tonya Bushanka, Desiree Hatfield, Xieo Qian, editor
Dan Austin, adviser

2. Odyssey, Chantilly HS, Chantilly, Va.
Maya Ahronovich, Joe Fratter, Kelly Tarrent, editor
Mary Kay Downes, adviser

3. Freeflight, Torrey Pines HS, San Diego, Calif.
Robbie Gettinger, editor
Mia Smith, adviser

4. Etruscan, Glenbrook South HS, Glenview, Ill.
Becca Salk, Catrina Hansen, editor
Brenda Field, adviser

5. Lair, Shawnee Mission Northwest HS, Shawnee, Kan.
Bailey Rymer, editor
Susan Massy, adviser

6. Paragon, Oakton HS, Vienna, Va.
Leeann Elias, editor
Chad Rummel, adviser

7. Indian, Shawnee Mission North HS, Overland Park, Kan.
Emily Basham, Rachel Spicer, editor
Becky Tate, adviser

8. Hauberk, Shawnee Mission East HS, Prairie Village, Kan.
Brooke Stanley, editor
Dow Tate, adviser

9. Legend, William R. Boone HS, Orlando, Fla.
Chase Reddish, editor
Renee Burke, adviser

10. Pinnacle, Carmel HS, Carmel, Ind.
Stephanie Grass, Claire Horton, editor
Nicole Wilson, adviser

Literary Magazine

1. Mirage, Franklin HS, El Paso, Texas
Ramon Benitez, Sean Sales, editor
Jai Tanner, adviser

2. Pegasus, Burges HS, El Paso, Texas
Alejandra Uribe, Alexandria Viescas, Audrey Westcott, editor
Patricia Monroe, adviser

3. First Flight, Torrey Pines HS, San Diego, Calif.
Phillip Zhang, editor
Mia Boardman Smith, adviser

4. PenSoul, Bismarck HS, Bismarck, N.D.
Katie Nord, editor
Brenda Werner adviser

5. Etchings in Thought, North Central HS, Indianapolis, Ind.
Alexander Daniel, editor
Tom Gayda, adviser

Broadcast Program

1. cdstv, Corona del Sol HS, Tempe, Ariz.
Kim Pestalozzi, editor
Ben Forbes, adviser

2. MHS-1, McKinney HS, McKinney, Texas
Mackensie Wallesen, Brennan Lane, Hayden Jackson, Cam Bartzen, editor
Alyssa Armentrout, adviser

3. North Star Podcast, Francis Howell North HS, St. Charles, Mo.
Aaron Manfull, adviser

4. Casa Roble Cable Network, Casa Roble HS, Orangevale, Calif.
Lawrence Faulkner, editor
Dan Austin, adviser

5. KTHS News, Timberline HS, Boise, Idaho
Deni Hawkins, editor
Doug Englert, adviser

6. Patriot Primetime, Freedom HS, Tampa, Fla.
Zach Williams, editor
Mark Lennox Megan O'Connor, adviser

Publication Website

1. The HiLite, Carmel HS, Carmel, Ind.
Yon-Sue Choi, editor
Jim Streisel, adviser

2. smnw.com, Shawnee Mission Northwest HS, Shawnee, Kan.
Emily Lubarski, editor
Susan Massy, adviser

3. FHNtoday.com, Francis Howell North HS, St. Charles, Mo.
Aaron Manfull, adviser

4. The Paly Voice, Palo Alto HS, Palo Alto, Calif.
Michael Bloch, Dan Schwartz, Gillian Lui, Connie Yang, Grace LaPier, Evan Hahn, editor
Paul Kandell, adviser

5. The Feather, Fresno Christian HS, Fresno, Calif.
Chelsea Joy, editor
Greg Stobbe, adviser

6. Wayland Student Press, Wayland HS, Wayland, Mass.
Robin Kim editor
Janet Karman Mary Barber, adviser

7. Grizzly Gazette, Granite Hills HS, Porterville, Calif.
Ebony Bailey, editor
Evan Hackett, adviser