Bryant journalism students earn honors at APW competition

ROGERS  – Student journalists from 11 Arkansas high schools including Bryant received[more] journalism awards Friday as part of Arkansas Press Women’s annual high school journalism competition.

High school newspapers that participated this year include: Alma High School’s Paw Print, Bryant High School’s The Prospective, Buffalo Island High School’s Hoof Prints, Conway High School’s Wampus Cat, Drew Central High School’s Pirate Now, Fayetteville High School’s The Register, Har-Ber High School’s Har-Ber Herald, Rogers High School’s The Mountie Spectrum, Southside High School’s The Southworld, Springdale High School’s The Bulldog Herald and Wynne High School’s Yellowjacket.

Individual contest winners from Bryant included:


Erika Wyatt (second place for “The Pickering Era”) and Emily Terry (Honorable mention) for “Finding Superman”)


Marissa Thornberry (second for “Day Everything Went Sideways”), Cody Elmore (Honorable mention for “Honest Conversations”) and Emily Terry (Honorable mention for “Walking Canvas”)


Cody Elmore (first for “3 parents, 3 choices”)


Cody Elmore (first for “Wash, Repair, Live”), Aimee Tedford (second for “Thanks Mommy”), and Jordan Martin (third for “My Best Friend, Changed Forever”)


Cody Elmore (second for “Bock Legacy”), Rachel Tucker (Honorable mention for “Motivation”) and Greg Womack (Honorable mention for “Finding Strength”)


Kory Sexton (first), Aimee Tedford (third), Rachel Tucker (Honorable mention) and Marissa Thornberry (Honorable mention)


Kory Sexton (second for “Wii’re Fit”)


Sydney Hoffman (first for “Homecoming Midnight Madness” and second for “Best of 2010”)


Marissa Thornberry (first for “E Waste”)

Sports photo

Parker Pamplin (second for “Four Yards Out”) and Matt Trauschke (third for “Hamp Don’t Sleep”)

Feature photo

Matti Botti (first for “Reppin’ The Blue”), Parker Pamplin (Honorable mention for “Reppin’ The Blue” and “Ropes Course”) and Matt Trauschke (Honorable mention for “In The Spotlight”)

Single page layout

Sydney Hoffmans (third for “Best of 2010”), Cody Elmore (Honorable mention for “Honest Conversations”) and Kory Sexton (Honorable mention for “Wii’re Fit”)

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Cody Elmore (second for “One in 2,300” and Honorable mention for “Honest Conversations”)

The awards were presented Friday at the Embassy Suites in Rogers during the Arkansas Scholastic Press Association annual gathering for high school students. ASPA presented separate awards.

The competition, which is open to all Arkansas students in grades 9-12, attracted more than 300 photographs, newspaper stories, opinions, editorials, reviews, cartoons and page-design entries.

First place winners are invited to attend Arkansas Press Women’s summer luncheon and awards ceremony on June 4 at the Arkansas Studies Institute in downtown Little Rock. Their entries also are submitted into the National Federation of Press Women’s high school competition, where they compete against other high school students across the country. The result of that competition won’t be known until later this spring.

Arkansas Press Women is a non-profit association of professional communicators in journalism, public information, business, education and government from across the state. Judges this year were from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

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