Wabaunsee places first at regional journalism

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

View full results here.

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