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2017 Story of the Year Winners

The Missouri Journalism Education Association is pleased to announce the Story of the Year winners for 2016-2017.

  • Katie Brey  from Ladue Horton Watkins High School [story] and Camille Respess and Ellie Tomasson from Clayton High School [story] have been named MJEA’s Feature Story of the of the Year State Winners.
  • Noah Slaughter from Francis Howell North High School  [story] and Gabby Staker from St. Teresa’s Academy [story] have been named MJEA’s News Story of the Year State Winners.
  • Kayla Benjamin from Parkway Central High School [story] and Alex Davis from St. Teresa’s Academy [story] have been named MJEA’s Opinion Story of the Year State Winners.
  • Christian Huetel from Kirkwood  High School  [story] and Haylee Roberts from Staley High School [story] have been named MJEA’s Sports Story of the Year State Winners.  
  • Alyssa Biles from Timberland High School [story] and Camille Goodwin from St. Teresa’s Academy [story] have been named MJEA’s Yearbook Feature Story of the Year State Winners.
  • Cort Roseman from Kirkwood High School [story] has been named MJEA’s Yearbook Sports Story of the Year State Winner.

These students 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 all the students and the schools they represent and are indicative of the the high quality of their publications programs.

The MJEA Individual 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 category.. The state winners will receive a special medallion and certificate in the mail soon.

Other Finalists who will also receive certificates include:

  • Feature Story:  Sarah Zimmerman, Francis Howell North High School [story
  • Feature Story: Katie Judd, Kirkwood High School [story
  • Feature Story: Kayley Allen, Lafayette High School [story
  • Feature Story: Katie Bullock, Winnetonka High School [story
  • Feature Story: Alex Davis and Linden O’Brien-Williams, St. Teresa’s Academy [story
  • News Story: Caleb Sigmund, Eureka High School [story
  • News Story: Anna Spell, Hickman High School [story
  • News Story: Michael Bernard, Clayton High School [story
  • News Story: Rachel Adamson and Katie Bullock, Winnetonka High School [story
  • Opinion Story: Sarah ReimanJohns, Hickman High School [story
  • Opinion Story: Paria Darafshan, Kirkwood High School [story
  • Opinion Story: Olivia Jaynes, William Chrisman High School [story
  • Sports Story: Arpan Das, Lafayette High School [story
  • Yearbook Feature Story: Kayla Benjamin, Parkway Central High School [story
  • Yearbook Feature Story: Rebecca Purcell, Francis Howell North High School [story
  • Yearbook Sports Story: Mattie Shea, Francis Howell North High School [story
  • Yearbook Sports Story: Alyssa Biles, Timberland High School [story
  • Yearbook Sports Story: Maggie Vasquez, St. Teresa’s Academy [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
2017 Story of the Year Winners