Over the years, the staff members of the Bryant High School newspaper and yearbook,[more] under the tutelage of instructor Margaret Sorrows, have set a high standard for excellence on a regional and national level. Honors are accrued on an annual basis.
But with the 2012-13 staff members garnering 21 individual awards in the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association convention Nov. 15-18, they have become the most award-winning in school history, according to Sorrows.
The convention, held in San Antonio, included over 1,700 students competing and 4,500 students in attendance.
Overall, in Best of Show competition, all three publications placed. The 2012 Yearbook received a third-place award while the newspaper, Prospective, was awarded seventh place for its November issue. In addition, the new Prospective website earned a fourth-place award.
Individual awards included:
Senior Parker Pamplin – Superior in photo portfolio
Senior Jake Knight – Superior newspaper layout
Sophomore Logan Moore – Superior yearbook copy/captions/sports
Senior Amber Easterly – Superior yearbook layout/theme
Sophomore Lesley Bellinger – Superior yearbook layout/inside pages
Junior Matti Botti – Superior newspaper news/feature photography
Sophomore Lauren Jenkins – Excellent editorial cartooning
Sophomore Abigail Resendiz – Excellent literary magazine layout
Junior Robann Brown – Excellent literary magazine illustration
Senior Ashley Collins – Excellent newspaper sports photography
Senior Bethany Pilcher – Excellent yearbook student life photography
Junior Whitney Butler – Excellent photo portrait
Senior Madison Lowe – Honorable Mention newswriting
Senior Ashton Eley – Honorable Mention feature writing
Sophomore Brent Barker – Honorable Mention yearbook copy/captions/student life
Senior Sydney Cowell – Honorable Mention yearbook cover/endsheets
Sophomore Madison Morehead – Honorable Mention yearbook sports photography
Sophomore Emma Schock – Honorable Mention photo story
Junior Lauren Sanders – Honorable Mention online news package
Junior Paige Staggs – Honorable Mention online news package
Sophomore Madison Berryman – Honorable Mention online news package
In the Picture & Design of the Year Contest, five students won awards.
Senior Jake Knight – 4th place, Newspaper Page One Design
2012 senior Grace Finley – 1st place, News picture
2012 senior Katie Cowart – 1st place, Environmental portrait
2012 senior Charlie Hunnicutt – 2nd place, Feature picture
2012 senior Grace Oxley – 4th place, Yearbook Infographic