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We celebrated!

More than 300 high school journalists and advisers were part of the excitement

Keynoter Mary Beth Tinker reminds students they should use their voices to make a difference.

We had four hours of Friday afternoon sessions. It was high energy, lots of enthusiasm, sharing ideas and learning new skills. Then we filled the Kent State Ballroom for a banquet, an inspiring keynote from Mary Beth Tinker, plaintiff in the landmark Supreme Court decision that said neither students nor teachers “shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.”

And then we had awards. More in the next week, but for now, here are the individual entry ratings and the overall publication awards.

Check out pre-entered contest winners in the awards ceremony PowerPoint below. Other awards and photos will be listed on this site soon.

We eliminated the Day-of preregistered contests and had three “challenges” that included some learning and interactive participation. But there were awards:

  • Maestro team package:  1st Stow-Munroe Falls High School; 2nd Norwalk High School (commitment); 3rd Hoover High School; 4th Centerburg High School; 5th Norwalk High School (sports)
  • Press conference with Mary Beth Tinker: 1st Mackenzie Smith, Centerburg High School; 2nd Kristy Vargo, Centerburg High School; 3rd Anna Mullins, Lakota East High School
  • Editorial decision-making: 1st Centerburg High School (Cate Wheeler, Elise Tucker, Isabelle Wolford); 2nd Stow-Munroe Falls High School (Abigail Kuhns, Molly Richards, Francesca Misella and Alexsa Armstrong)

 

Questions? Contact Candace Bowen at cbowen@kent.edu.

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