Paw Print and PNN Win 38 State Journalism Awards

Congratulations to Paw Print and PNN for their outstanding performance at the Illinois State Journalism Education Association competition! Results reflect work entered from March, 2019 – March, 2020.
Results for Division 2 | Enrollment 701 to 1,300 across the state of IL
Best Hybrid Publication | Publication that appears in both print and online versions 
1st: Paw Print, Walter Payton College Prep H.S., Michelle Mowery, adviser
Best Overall Publication | Most points regardless of publication type 
1st: Paw Print, Walter Payton College Prep H.S., Michelle Mowery, adviser
Best COVID-19 Coverage 
2nd: Mimi Hamada, Asian Americans Face Stigma as Coronavirus Fear Spreads HM: Will Foster, Coronavirus outbreak nixes choir’s China trip
Best Website 
2nd: Will Foster & Mimi Hamada, Paw Print website

Best In-Depth News Story 

1st: Will Foster, Students strike for climate action

3rd: Will Foster, Chicago breathes sigh of relief after two-week odyssey comes to a close

Best Feature Story
1st: Madison Bratley, Amidst strike, teachers’ kids had unique view
2nd: Magda Saliba & Natalia Ruich, Algebra I: The equity initiative at Payton
Best Personality Profile
1st: Will Foster, Solving the programming puzzle
2nd: Malachi Asberry, From Payton student to coach and teacher
Best Sports Commentary 
1st: Mimi Hamada, InequaliTEA in Payton’s sports fanaticism
2nd: Alex Ganchiff, Unbearable: Mitch Trubisky just isn’t a good quarterback, fans want a change
Best Staff Editorial 
1st: Mimi Hamada & Will Foster, Never too late to promote equity
3rd: Will Foster, Mayor Lightfoot, Close the Schools
Best Serious Commentary 
1st: Malachi Asberry, The Issue with ‘Safe Spaces’ at Payton
Best Humorous Commentary 
2nd: Brody Drake & Luke Losasso, Dear Underclassmen…
Best Review 
1st: Ronan Soloman, The top 10 best films of 2019
3rd: Matthew Zehner, Is “The Rise of Skywalker” Worth the Hype?
Best News or Feature Photo
2nd: Owen Ziliak, Students Strike for Climate Action
Best Sports Photo
3rd: Magda Saliba, Paw Print, Walter Payton College Prep H.S. Homecoming Recap (football player being tackled)
Best Editorial Cartoon
1st: Rabia Mamo, College Apps
Best Illustration
3rd: Rabia Mamo, Happy Holidays
Best Alternative Storytelling
3rd: Malachi Asberry, When schools downsize, teachers face uncertainty: Reflections of a displaced teacher
Best Use of Social Media
2nd: Magda Saliba, Instagram @paytonnews
3rd: Will Foster, Twitter @PaytonNews
Best Headline
2nd: Max Mogilner, ‘Clearing the Air’: Bathroom plumbing problems stink
Best Single-Page Story Package
1st: Will Foster & Madison Bratley, A Strike to Remember
Best Centerspread Story Package 
2nd: Duncan Grant, David Nevels & Julia Moore, Post second-scary: Complete guide to education beyond high school
HM: Magda Saliba, Olivia Moore, Brody Drake, Max Mogilner & Wyatt Harley, Top tens of the decade
Best Front Page Design
HM: Will Foster, Front page — March 2019
Best Overall Design
HM: Will Foster, Issue — March 2019 issue
Best Photo Gallery or Photo Slideshow 
1st: Magda Saliba, Payton Basketball 2019-2020
Best Video Story 
1st: Harper Robbins, Inclusion: PNN PSA
2nd: Karl Flener, The Strike And Sports
Best Audio Podcast 
1st: Alex Sekulic & Jacob Livni, Payton Soccer Talk
2nd: Pilar Kelly & Aviva Kaplan, Big and Little
Best Multimedia Story Package 
1st: Sam Frellick, Liam Dillon, Matt Sullivan, Henry Xiao & Joey Pinkert, Fantasy Football at Payton

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