Awards and Recognition

IHSA Sectional Journalism Contest


Melissa Schill – Editorial Writing – 5th place


Elyse Schneider – Editorial Writing – 4th place

Elyse Schneider – Review Writing – 4th place

Mackenzie Christian – Broadcast News – 4th place

Ashleigh Brady – Copy Editing – 4th place

Ashleigh Brady – Sports Writing – 3rd place*

Melissa Schill – News Writing – 3rd place*

 Melissa Schill – Feature Writing – 2nd place*

*State Qualifier


IJEA – Newspaper and Digital News Media Contest


Best Overall Digital Publication

Best Website

2nd place

Best Sports News Story

Ashleigh Brady – 2nd place

Best Staff Editorial

Melissa Schill & Rachel Leman, School Start Time – 2nd place

Best Serious Commentary

Taylor Railey – Honorable Mention

Best Review

Rachel Leman – Honorable Mention

Best Infographic

Carly Gillis – 3rd place

Taylor Railey – Honorable Mention

Best Alternative Storytelling

Inkspot Editorial Staff – 2nd place

Best Audio Package

Melissa Schill – 2nd place

Rachel Leman – 3rd place



Site Excellence

1 “Best of Sno” selection


Excellence in Writing

4 “Best of Sno” selections

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