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JagWire

  • May 7JagWire wins NSPA Best of Show Newspaper Tabloid 16 of Fewer pages - Tenth Place in Denver

Awards and Honors

Awards and Honors

JagWire and its staff members have been recognized for their accomplishments in student journalism in various state and national conventions since being founded in 2000. Provided below are our prestigious awards and honors over the years.

National Scholastic Press Association Best of Show Awards

– Tenth Place Newspaper Tabloid 16 or Fewer Pages, Denver – Spring 2015

– Seventh Place Newsmagazine, Nashville – Fall 2006

– Third Place Newsmagazine, San Francisco – Spring 2006

– Second Place Newsmagazine, Chicago – Fall 2005

– Third Place Newsmagazine, Seattle – Spring 2005

– Fifth Place Newsmagazine, San Diego – Spring 2004

– Sixth Place Specialty News Publication, Portland – Spring 2003

– Sixth Place Newsmagazine, Portland – Spring 2003

– Tenth Place Newsmagazine, Dallas – Fall 2002

– Second Place Newsmagazine, Phoenix – Spring 2002

– Sixth Place Specialty News Publication, Phoenix – Spring 2002

National Scholastic Press Association Pacemaker Awards

– Newspaper Pacemaker Award, 2006

– Newspaper Pacemaker Award Finalist, 2005

– Online Pacemaker Award, 2002

Washington Journalism Education Association Best of Show Awards

– First Place Newspaper, 2008

– First Place Newsmagazine, 2006

– First Place Newsmagazine, 2004

– First Place Newsmagazine, 2002

Columbia Scholastic Press Association Awards

– Third Place Award, Newsmagazine Tabloid Overall Design, 2003

– Silver Crown Award, 2003

– Gold Medalist Award, 2002

Other Awards

– SNO Excellence in Writing badge, 2015

– WJEA Journalist of the Year – Allie Rickard, 2011

– NSPA Best of the High School Press: Best Cover Design for “Dissecting Education,” 2006

– Edward R. Murrow Symposium Award, Washington State University, 2005

– Second Place, Greater Northwest Student Journalism Awards – General Excellence, 2005

– First Place, Greater Northwest Student Journalism Awards – Comprehensive Coverage, 2005

– Second Place, Greater Northwest Student Journalism Awards – General Excellence, 2004

– First Place, Society of Professional Journalists: Western Washington Excellence in Journalism, 2002

– NSPA Best Special Coverage for “Religion: Special Edition,” 2011

Write-off Competitions

JEA 2015 – Denver

– Excellent, Sports Writing – Mikayla Jennings

– Honorable Mention, News Writing – Chase Charaba

– Honorable Mention, Headline Writing/Copy Editing – Brynn Adams

WJEA 2015 – Puyallup, Wash.

– Excellent, Review Writing – Catherine Mann

– Excellent, Copy Editing/Headline Writing – Brynn Adams

– Honorable Mention, News Writing – Chase Charaba

– Honorable Mention, Editorial Writing – Bryanna Putman

– Honorable Mention, Sports Feature Writing – Mikayla Jennings

JEA 2014 – San Diego

– Excellent, Review Writing – Anna Palmer

– Honorable Mention, News Writing – Chase Charaba

WJEA 2014 – Shoreline, Wash.

– Superior, Review Writing – Doug Mayovsky

– Excellent, Copy Editing – Brynn Adams

– Honorable Mention, News Writing – Chase Charaba

– Honorable Mention, Sports Feature Writing – Anna Palmer

JEA 2013 – San Francisco

– Excellent, Newspaper News/Feature Photography – Sarah Barker

– Honorable Mention, Feature Writing – Claire Benson

– Honorable Mention, Commentary Writing – Brynn Adams

– Honorable Mention, Advertising – Sarah Allen

WJEA 2013

– Honorable Mention, Editorial Writing – Virginia Van Keuren

– Excellent, Newspaper/Newsmagazine Feature Writing – Claire Benson

– Honorable Mention, Headline Writing/Copy Editing – Brynn Adams

– Excellent, Advertising Design – Sarah Allen

– Honorable Mention, News/Feature Photography – Sarah Barker

JEA 2012 – Seattle

– Excellent, Commentary Writing- Doug Mayovsky

– Excellent, Advertising – Sarah Allen

– Honorable Mention, Editorial Writing – Levi Dodd

JEA 2011

– Excellent, Newsmagazine: Layout – Allie Rickard

WJEA 2011

– Superior, Newspaper/Newsmagazine Layout – Allie Rickard

– Honorable Mention, Advertising Design – Kaitlyn Schlegel

JEA 2010

– Superior, Review Writing – Amanda Wyma

– Honorable Mention, Newsmagazine: Layout – Allie Rickard

JEA 2009

– Excellent, Feature Writing – Kristen Steenbeeke

– Excellent, Sports Writing – Megan Albert

JEA 2008

– Superior, News Writing -Dallas Welker

– Excellent, Feature Writing – Ashlee Pitigliano

– Superior, Sports Writing – Megan Albert

– Honorable Mention, Newsmagazine: Layout – Lauren Smith

JEA 2007

– Honorable Mention, Newsmagazine: Layout – Summer Yates (Spring)

– Excellent, Advertising – Danny Canham

– Superior, Newsmagazine: Layout – Summer Yates (Fall)

– Honorable Mention, Editorial Writing – Marissa Moodenbaugh

JEA 2006

– Honorable Mention, News Writing – Katina Mathieson

– Superior, Feature Writing – Kaitlyn Golden

– Excellent, Sports Writing – Nick Kajca

– Superior, Review Writing – Matt Click

– Excellent, Commentary Writing – Marilyn Dixon

– Excellent, Newsmagazine: Layout – Tyler Quinn

JEA 2005

– Honorable Mention, Editorial Writing – Tyler Quinn

– Honorable Mention, Review Writing – Matt Click (Spring)

– Honorable Mention, Review Writing – Matt Click (Fall)

– Superior, Sports Writing – Xander Knox

JEA 2004

– Honorable Mention, Newsmagazine: Layout – Marquel Mussie

– Excellent, Advertising – Andrew Clark

JEA 2003

– Superior, Newsmagazine Layout – James Eberlein

JEA 2002

– Superior, Newsmagazine Layout – James Eberlein

JEA 2001

– Honorable Mention, Editorial Writing – Lindsay Hagen

– Excellent, Sports Writing – Nathan Jendrick

– Honorable Mention, Editorial Cartooning – Christy Gretzner

Articles on the Best of SNO

– Sixx A.M. album brings back rock n’ roll – Chase Charaba

– Mice infestation becomes schoolwide problem – Chase Charaba

– Gotta catch ’em all – Lucas Cook

– AC/DC’s new album rocks despite hardships – Chase Charaba

– School nurse adopts children from Africa – Anna Palmer

– Three Days Grace’s fifth album showcases new talent – Chase Charaba

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