Wabaunsee placed first as a team at the Kansas Scholastic Press Association Regional Journalism Competition February 19.
The contests, which consist of writing, editing, illustrating, photography and design, pit students against other high school journalists around the state. Wabaunsee competed in the 1-2A Harvest regional against Ellsworth, Flint Hills Christian School, Hope, Kansas City Christian and Lincoln. WHS placed first with 17 state qualifiers.
WHS students placed first in four events: Eleanor Badeker in both copy editing and news writing, Laurel Barber in sports writing and Emma Frey in editorial writing.
The students qualify to compete at the state competition May 2 in Lawrence.
Wabaunsee Regional Placers
Eleanor Badeker – 1st – copy editing
Mayah Mumpower – honorable mention – copy editing
Laurel Barber – 1st – sports writing
Emma Frey – 2nd – sports writing
Ryan Grutsch – 2nd – editorial cartoon
Lauren Schutter – honorable mention – editorial cartoon
Justice Houston – honorable mention – yearbook copywriting
Hannah Mumpower – 2nd – feature writing
Kaytlyn Meseke – feature Writing
Eleanor Badeker – 1st – news writing
Hannah Mumpower – honorable mention – newswriting
Justice Houston – 3rd – cutline writing
Kaytlyn Meseke – honorable mention – cutline writing
Emma Frey – 1st – editorial writing
Sarah Vanstory – honorable mention – yearbook sports writing
Karlee Feyh – honorable mention – advertising
Sarah Vanstory – 2nd – sports photography