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Knights earn 12 awards at national student broadcast journalism conference

Higley High students with awards

Higley High earned a total of 12 awards in a variety of contests at the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association Convention last weekend in Seattle.
Jonah Villegas and Tyler Magee, both juniors, earned a rating of Superior for their Public Service announcement production. Their piece promoted exercise and healthy living for teenagers.

Rachel Traynor and Kaitlyn Krueger, both seniors, also earned a rating of Superior in the Broadcast Feature Story category. Their human-interest submission told the story of a Higley High School student currently battling cancer.

Ashly Brown and Lizbeth Villalobos, both seniors, earned ratings of Excellent in the Broadcast Package category for their entry on the topic of Club T-shirt designs.

Izzy Opfel and Madey Jones, both seniors, had the top score in the category of Broadcast News Story, earning a rating of Excellent for their work documentating the 2017 Best Buddies Friendship Walk.

Junior Zack Babbitt also earned a rating Excellent for his entry in Video Package Editing.

Other winners included juniors Beau Wright, Katie Stephensen, and Kohler Pratt, who received Honorable Mention in the category of Online News Package. The assignment required them to produce a video news story, write an article, and create social media posts to cover the Seattle-based museum, Holocaust Center for Humanity.

The program is taught by David Nuttall.

Next year’s conference will be held in San Francisco, California.