8 journalism students place at regional competition

Eight WHS journalism students placed in 11 events at the Kansas Scholastic Press Association regional contest February 28.

In the writing contests, students are given quotes and information and must write a story in 90 minutes. The copy editing contest included a short test and a story to comment on.

Sophomore Emma Frey placed first in the editorial writing competition.

“Our students write a lot of stories throughout the year, which really prepares them for this competition,” newspaper adviser Brendan Praeger said.

The students will participate at state May 4 at KU.

Kansas Scholastic Press Association Regional Results

Copy Editing

Eleanor Badeker- Honorable Mention

Sean Dugger- Honorable Mention

Yearbook Copywriting

Laurel Barber- 2nd

Feature Writing

Kaytlyn Meseke- 2nd

Hannah Mumpower- Honorable Mention

News Writing

Eleanor Badeker- 3rd

Sean Dugger- Honorable Mention

Cutline Writing

Kaytlyn Meseke- 3rd

Editorial Writing

Emma Frey- 1st

Kendyl Bolinder- Honorable Mention

Yearbook Sports

Abby Oliver- Honorable Mention

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