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2018 Story of the Year winners

The Missouri Journalism Education Association is pleased to announce the Story of the Year winners for 2017-2018.

Story of the Year In-Depth Issue

MJEA is proud to announce THOMAS BIRMINGHAM, LOGAN CREWS AND JACK RINTOUL of The Kirkwood Call at Kirkwood High School as winners of the In-Depth Issue Story of the Year contest. Please click on their links below to view the winning stories. MJEA would also like to honor Sarah Zimmerman of Francis Howell North High School and Katie Bullock of Winnetonka High School as finalists in the in-depth issue contest.

Winner: Kirkwood High School: Thomas Birmingham, Logan Crews, Jack Rintoul; The Kirkwood Call

Finalist: Francis Howell North: Sarah Zimmerman; The North Star

Finalist: Winnetonka High School : Katie Bullock; The Griffin Rites

Feature Story of the Year

MJEA is proud to announce ELAINE MALLON of FHCToday.com at Francis Howell Central High School as the winners of the Feature Story of the Year contest. Please click on the links below to view the winning stories. MJEA would also like to honor Noah Brown, Jimmy Malone and Neel Vallurupalli of Clayton High School and Anna Lindquist of Francis Howell North High School as finalists in the feature story contest.

Winner: Francis Howell Central: Elaine Mallon; FHCtoday.com

Winner: Clayton High School: Noah Brown, Jimmy Malone, Neel Vallurupalli; The Globe

Finalist: Francis Howell North: Anna Lindquist; The North Star

Story of the Year News

MJEA is proud to announce SHWETHA SUNDARRAJAN of Image at Lafayette High School as the winner of the News Story of the Year contest. Please click on the links below to view the winning stories. MJEA would also like to honor Adam Rush of Ladue Horton Watkins High School and Noah Brown and Michael Melinger of Clayton High School as finalists in the news story contest.

Winner: Lafayette: Shwetha Sundarrajan; Image

Finalist: Ladue Horton Watkins: Adam Rush; Panorama

Finalist: Clayton High School: Noah Brown, Michael Melinger; The Globe

Story of the Year Opinions

MJEA is proud to announce MILLENNIA SIMMONS of The Central Focus at Francis Howell Central High School as the winner of the Opinions Story of the Year contest. Please click on the links below to view the winning stories. MJEA would also like to honor Hannah Wilson of Francis Howell North High School, Mina Buchholz of Oak Park High School and Zhong-Mei Webb of University City High School as finalists in the opinions story contest.

Winner: Francis Howell Central: Millennia Simmons; Central Focus

Finalist: Francis Howell North: Hannah Wilson; The North Star

Finalist: Oak Park High School: Mina Buchholz; The Northmen’s Log

Finalist: University City High School: Zhong-Mei Webb; U-Times

Story of the Year Sports

MJEA is proud to announce McKAYLA BOGDA of The North Star at Francis Howell North High School as the winner of the Sports Story of the Year contest. Please click on the links below to view the winning stories. MJEA would also like to honor Jasmin Kim of Lafayette High School and Lydia Bolin of Liberty North High School as finalists in the sports story contest.

Winner: Francis Howell North: McKayla Bogda; The North Star

Finalist: Lafayette High School: Jasmin Kim; Image

Finalist: Liberty North High School: Lydia Bolin; Eagle’s View

Yearbook Story of the Year Feature

MJEA is proud to announce GRACE WILLIAMS of The Pioneer at Kirkwood High School as the winner of the Yearbook Feature Story of the Year contest. Please click on the links below to view the winning stories. MJEA would also like to honor Hannah Young of Kearney High School and Katie Meyer of Lindbergh High School as finalists in the yearbook feature story contest.

Winner: Kirkwood High School; Grace Williams; The Pioneer

Winner: Kearney High School; Hannah Young: The Clipper

Finalist: Lindbergh High School; Katie Meyer: Spirit

 

Yearbook Story of the Year Sports

MJEA is proud to announce KAYLEE TODD of Eurekana at Eureka High School as the winner of the Yearbook Sports Story of the Year contest. Please click on the links below to view the winning stories. MJEA would also like to honor Matthew Connelly of Kirkwood High School, Ashton Estill of Timberland High School and Sierra Tyler of University City High School as finalists in the yearbook sports story contest.

Winner: Eureka; Kaylee Todd: Eurekana

Finalist: Kirkwood High School; Matthew Connelly: Pioneer

Finalist: Timberland High School; Ashton Estill: Wolf Tracks

Finalist: University City High School; Sierra Tyler: Dia

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 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 of 21 categories.

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2018 Story of the Year winners