Shawnee Mission Journalism Students Receive National Recognition

NSPA Awards
Shawnee Mission School District

The National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) has recognized Shawnee Mission students among the top high school journalists in the country. Multiple Shawnee Mission students and student publications were honored with prestigious awards at the 2018 Journalism Education Association (JEA)/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention.

The honors include a Pacemaker, the preeminent award in scholastic journalism.

Here is a look at the honors presented to Shawnee Mission students:

2018 Newspaper Pacemaker Winners
The Harbinger
Shawnee Mission East
Editors: Grace Chisholm, Robbie Veglahn
Adviser: Dow Tate

Best of Show Winners 
Newspaper Special Edition

6th Place: Northwest Passage – Shawnee Mission Northwest

Newspaper Tabloid (17 or more pages)
2nd Place: The Harbinger – Shawnee Mission East
5th Place: Northwest Passage – Shawnee Mission Northwest

Yearbook 289-336 pages
3rd Place: Indian – Shawnee Mission North

Yearbook 337 or more pages
2nd Place: Hauberk – Shawnee Mission East

2018 Design of the Year Winners
Newspaper Front Page

2nd place
Emily Fey
The Harbinger, SM East

Honorable Mention
Grace Chisholm
The Harbinger, SM East

Yearbook Spread
1st place
Emilia Battles
The Lair, SM Northwest

Yearbook Theme Package
Honorable Mention
Lainie Duckworth, Libby Frye
Hauberk, SM East

2018 Digital Story of the Year Finalists
Multimedia News Story Package

2nd place
A Year of Trump
The Harbinger, SM East

2018 Photo of the Year Winners
News/Feature Photo

3rd place
Olivia Howgill
Hauberk, SM East

Sports Action Photo
4th place
Elise Baker
Hauberk, SM East

Honorable Mention
Taylor Fort
Hauberk, SM East

2018 Portfolio of the Year Winners
Artist of the Year

Honorable Mention
Lilah Powlas
Hauberk, SM East

Designer of the Year
4th place
Kimball Gogel
Hauberk, SM East

Photojournalist of the Year
Honorable Mention
Elise Baker (Portfolio)
Hauberk, SM East

2018 Story of the Year Finalists
News Story

Honorable Mention
Emily Fey, Lizzie Kahle
Behind Bars
The Harbinger, SM East

Feature Story
5th place
Jackie Cameron, Natasha Thomas
Meet the Columbia Brew Crew
The Harbinger, SM East