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2015 Story of the Year Winners

The Missouri Journalism Education Association is pleased to announce the Story of the Year winners for 2014-2015 .

  • Julie Havlak from Kirkwood High School has been named MJEA’s Feature Story of the of the Year award winner. – Read the story here

  • Nicholas Lee from Clayton High School has been named MJEA’s News Story of the Year award winner. – Read the story here

  • Gwyneth Henke from Clayton High School has been named MJEA’s Opinion Story of the Year award winner. – Read the story here

  • Julie Havlak from Kirkwood High School has been named MJEA’s Sports Story of the Year award winner. – Read the story here

These student journalists submitted impressive pieces of work from this school year that were selected as the winners by a highly-qualified judging team. This is a wonderful honor for these students and your schools and represents the high quality of your journalism and publications programs.

The MJEA student awards were designed to honor the very best in student writing, photography, design and video storytelling in Missouri by selecting one winner in each of 12 categories. The state winners will receive a special medallion and certificate in the mail soon.

Other Finalists who will also receive certificates include:

Feature Story:  Hannah Martin, Lafayette High School – Story
Feature Story: Sydney Daniels, Meghan Kearney and Natalie Sopyla, Notre Dame de Sion – Story
News Story: Abby Christensen, Kirkwood High School – Story
News Story: Sophie Nedelco, Notre Dame de Sion – Story
Opinion Story:  Kennady Wade, Kirkwood High School – Story
Opinion Story: Lexi Brunsma, Grand Center Arts Academy – Story
Sports Story: Peter Baugh and Gwyneth Henke, Clayton High School – Story
Sports Story: Laney Ulowetz, Notre Dame de Sion – Story

MJEA is the largest state scholastic journalism organization formed to help protect and enhance scholastic journalism in Missouri. MJEA works to provide outreach and support to advisers and journalism programs across the state. The organization supports free and responsible scholastic journalism by providing resources and educational opportunities, by promoting professionalism, by encouraging and rewarding student excellence and teacher achievement, and by fostering an atmosphere which encompasses diversity yet builds unity.

The official site of the Missouri Journalism Education Association - an affiliate of JEA
2015 Story of the Year Winners