Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Knight Writers Garner Medals At State

The journalism team earned six first places and took fourth place in the NSAA state competition on Monday April 23 in Norfolk NE.  The team competed against 39 other teams in class B and took home 12 individual awards over all.  A big highlight this year was a strong sophomore showing.  Three qualified and all took home awards.  This was a first for the program.  Fourteen members of the team qualified for competition
Here are the individual results:

State Champions-1st place

  • Joey Recker ‘18-Entertainment Review Writing
  • Ben Bies ’18 – Headline Writing, In-depth Reporting
  • Nick Orr ’18 – News Writing
  • Andrew Nigro ‘ 18 – In-depth Reporting
  • Bo Kai (Kevin) Zhang ‘ 19 – Editorial Cartooning
  • Jimmy Crotty ’19 – Indepth Reporting
  • Cole Kalkowski ’19 – Indepth Reporting
  • Jacob Gathje ‘20 – Sports News Coverage, Yearbook Feature Writing


Second Place

  • Jimmy Crotty – Entertainment Review Writing

Third Place

  • Alex Schrier ’20 – Feature Writing

Fourth Place

  • Nick Orr – Yearbook Theme Copy Writing
  • Cole Kalkowski – News/Feature Photography
  • Drew Carleton –  Column writing
  • Bo Kai (Kevin) Zhang – Photo Illustration

Fifth Place

  • Nick Orr ’18, Bo Kai (Kevin) Zhang ’19, and Taylor Davis ’19 – Yearbook Theme Development

Sixth Place

  • Kolton Koubsky ’20 – Feature Writing