Ohio Journalist of the Year 2013

Ohio’s Student Journalist of the Year, Kaitlin Lange, will have her portfolio entered in the national Journalism Education Association competition in late April, with seniors from 35 states. The annual contest requires a portfolio showing the range and depth of each entrant’s high school journalism contributions. Lange will receive $500.

Kaitlin Lange, Lakota East High School senior, accepts the certificate indicating she is Ohio's entry into national competition. (photo by Melinda Yoho)

Kaitlin Lange, Lakota East High School senior, accepts the certificate indicating she is Ohio’s entry into national competition. (photo by Melinda Yoho)

In this year’s OSMA contest, Lange earned the only superior in First-person Narrative, was part of In-depth Teams that earned a superior and an excellent, had an honorable mention entry in News Feature, plus first place on a broadcast team in the Day-of competition.

Students who will graduate in 2014 should start collecting work for their portfolios now. Ohio State Direcor Gerogia Dunn will offer sessions at fall regional workshops to help students plan what they need. Then the portfolios will be due for Ohio competition Feb. 15, 2014.