The Mane Post staff is taught not to insert themselves into their stories, but today, this award-winning staff is the story.
GPA is pleased to announce that eleven staff members have won honors from UIL’s Interscholastic League Press Conference for their writing, photography and videography produced this year. One staff member also won a coveted 1st place from The Dallas Morning News.
On April 11th, Morgan Reynolds made a pit stop before heading to her prom. She stopped at The Dallas Morning News first, in order to receive her 1st place award for her senior photography portfolio found here: http://themanepost.com/the-final-shot-morgan-reynolds-senior-portfolio/. Over 300 entries in the contest were made, and only 25 students won out of the entire DFW Metroplex.
At the event, she met the Photography Editor of DMN and many other staff members. Information about the event can be found here: https://www.dallasnews.com/business/the-dallas-morning-news/2019/04/11/high-school-reporters-win-honors-dallas-morning-news-journalism-contest
On May 4th, UIL’s ILPC announced these eleven students won for the Individual online newspaper writing, photography and broadcast categories. These winners are chosen by ILPC judges within UIL. To see the full list of winners, and to access all our pieces that placed, click on the links below:
WRITING CATEGORY WINNERS:
Kayla Lehew– 1st place in Feature Writing “Senior Joins the few, the proud, the Marines”
Sam Hall– 2nd place in Entertainment Review for “Ultimate Smash Bros. is a Must-Play”
Faith Schmoker– 1st place in Sports Feature Writing for “Senior uses volleyball skills to serve”
Faith Schmoker– 2nd place in Personal Column for “The real truth about wisdom teeth removal”
Drew Moore– Honorable Mention in Editorial Writing for “2020 Vision is clear and worth the wait”
Matthew Walraven, Vince Gonzales, Holton Hester- 1st place for Video Story with “Challenged: Senior joins Marine Corp”
Morgan Reynolds– 3rd place for Video Story “Unraveled: Former D1 Commit finds peace”
Makayla Lockard-1st Place Entertainment Photo “Walking the walk”
Makayla Lockard-2nd Place Entertainment Photo “Backup singers”
Morgan Reynolds– 1st Place General News Photo “Protest”
Morgan Reynolds– 1st Place Portrait Photo “Hannah”
Morgan Reynolds-2nd Place Portrait Photo “Mikayla”
Morgan Reynolds– 1st Place Photo Portfolio
Kara Lehew-1st Place Sports Action Photo “First Hit”
Crew Roberts– 2nd Place Sports Action Photo “Victorious Moment”