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March 30, 2022 | 35 State Journalism Awards for Westside High School

Posted March 30, 2022

35 Westside High School student journalism entries were recently recognized by the Nebraska Press Women! Of those award-winning entries, six were recognized with 1st Place, and will advance to the National Federation of Press Women Communication Contest.

1st Place

  • Brady Meyerson: Best Newscast, 'The Westside Clothing Closet'
  • Delaney Davis: Double-Truck Layout, 'Lademi Davies story'
  • Joe Vermillion & Umanga Ghimire: Radio/Television Interview or Talk Show, 'Tackle Talk'
  • Zoe Gillespie: Sports Photo, 'Varsity Basketball vs. Millard North'
  • Cameron White: Video Feature Story, 'Walt and Benny: A Story of Two Unlikely Friends'
  • Emily Jasa: Video News Story, 'Club Fair Day 2021'

2nd Place

  • Jaden Taylor: Sports Story, 'Westside football to compete in third straight state championship'
  • Mary Nilius: Yearbook Photo, 'Dominic Rezac'

3rd Place

  • Jaden Taylor: Best Newscast, 'Girls Basketball Warsader Game'
  • Delaney Davis: Cartooning, 'A Valentine's Day Special: A Night In'
  • Jasmine Palikhya: Double-Truck Layout, 'Cultural Cuisine Story'
  • Tanatswa Chivero: News Story, 'WCS Announces Dr. Jay Dostal As Principal'
  • Jasmine Palikhya: Single-Page Layout, 'Nutritional Specialist Story'
  • Grace Vandercoy: Sports Story, 'Westside's Football Feature Wideout: Grant Guyett'
  • Zev Gordman: Yearbook Copywriting, 'Memories on Court 19, Tennis Story'

Honorable Mentions

  • Kate Stevens: Double-Truck Layout, 'Art With A Purpose'
  • Kiera Ginn: Editorial, 'Does WE-SIDE Work?'
  • Sammy Marvin: Environmental, 'Hillside Elementary Composting'
  • Grace Vandercoy: Feature Story, 'Girls participating in Male-Dominated Sports'
  • Izzy Dodge: Feature Story, 'Boating Burnetts'
  • Lydia Frost: Opinion, 'Computers vs. IPads: Westside makes change in student technology'
  • Jack Eikenbary: Opinion, 'Are loot boxes in video games essentially gambling?'
  • Max Coughlin & Jaden Taylor: Radio/Television Interview or Talk Show, 'Warrior Weekly' podcast
  • Ava Van Gelder & Ellie Bowen: Radio/Television Interview or Talk Show, 'A Little Birdy' podcast
  • Delaney Davis: Single-Page Layout, 'A Dazzling Display'
  • Mary Nilius: Sports Photo, 'Grant Guyett Catch'
  • Zoe Gillespie: Sports Photo, 'Junior Varsity Basketball vs. Elkhorn South'
  • Zoe Gillespie: Sports Photo, 'Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Elkhorn South'
  • Grace Vandercoy: Sports Story, 'Westside's Triple Threat Is A Brotherhood'
  • Erin Mosier: Video Feature Story, 'Fighting Dragons: Westside's She Kills Monsters'
  • Madie Shlegel & Emily Jasa: Video News Story, 'Fall Carnival'
  • Avery Olmstead: Yearbook Layout, 'Another Amazing Season'
  • Mary Nilius: Yearbook Photo, 'Caleb Benning'
  • Evan Kugler, Umanga Ghimire & Joe Vermillion: Video Sports Story, 'Varsity Swim 2021'
  • Evan Kugler, Umanga Ghimire & Joe Vermillion: Video Sports Story, 'Back To Glory, Episode 1'

All students will be presented their awards at the Nebraska Press Women Spring Conference Luncheon in York, Nebraska on April 23.

Congratulations to these wonderful students, and to their Journalism Advisors Aaron Stepp and Jack Denker!