MHS Students Place High in State Journalism Contest

The National Federation of Press Women Texas award committee has just announced
the winners of the 2018 Edith Fox King High School Journalism Contest. Midway students earned 40 honors for writing, design, and photography in this state‐wide contest for high school journalism students. The contest includes student work created from February 2017 to February 2018, so some winners listed below are MHS graduates.

Adia West
Adia West, National Qualifier

One student won first place in her category and will be advancing to the national judging. Adia West wrote a powerful sports profile on student athlete Cal Johnston, titled “A Huge Cal-mmitment.” Adia also won second place for single page layout design and received honorable mention for an article in the sports writing category.

Winners from Midway High School (listed with the name of their winning entry) are:

    • Marshal Tompkins – opinion writing for “Let’s Ditch the iPads”
    • Michael Harris for “Tweet Others as You Would Like to be Tweeted”
    • Lexi Richardson – feature photo of students throwing baby powder in the stands
    • Preciosa Caldera – sports photography for football players running through the banner
    • Adia West –single page layout design for Puerto Rico page
    • Kendall Lowe – environmental writing for “Green Christmas”
    • Meagan Mize – best newscast for KMBT
    • Abby Loden – best video feature story for CPS feature
    • Juliann Thomas – yearbook layout design for spirit spread
    • Jessica Haner – yearbook photography for science lab photo
    • Emma Mathis – yearbook copywriting for profile on Sarah Warren
    • Michael Harris – opinion writing for “The Mistake Boy Scouts are Making”
    • Gracie Davis – opinion writing for “SOS – Funding for National Endowment of the Arts”
    • Aleena Stephens – feature writing for “State of the Art”
    • Georgie Holland – feature writing for “From the Heart – ASL Teacher Honored”
    • Abby Loden – feature writing for “Taking Note – Profile on Blake Olvera”
    • Marshal Tompkins for “Lighting the Spark”
    • Katie Fraley – entertainment review writing for “Happy Death Day”
    • Autumn Newman ‐ entertainment review writing for “The Space Between Us”
    • Lexi Richardson – sports photography for photo of state game football players
    • Hayoung Park and Marshal Tompkins – graphic design for “Fire and Water” cover art
    • Katie Fraley – single page layout for “Wave of Storms”
    • Juliann Riggin – double truck layout design for state football game spread
    • Katie Nguyen and staff – double truck layout for “Careers in Waco” spreads
    • Desiree Perez – yearbook layout for cheerleading spread
    • Syera Miller – yearbook layout for boys soccer spread
    • Mac Compton – opinion writing for “Major League Changes Proposed”
    • Kristina Bonner ‐ opinion writing for “You Play Ball Like a Girl”
    • Georgie Holland ‐ opinion writing for “Grammy Eligibility Should be Open to All”
    • Adia West – sports writing for “A Torch of Hope”
    • Katie Nguyen – entertainment review writing for “After Multiplying his Fans…”
    • Marshal Tompkins – feature photography for “Winter Guard” photo
    • Sarah Zylberfuden – feature photography for “Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance” photo
    • Krista Lange – sports photography for “Football Pass” photo
    • Hayoung Park – graphic design for “Handshake Art”
    • Annaliese Rose – single page layout for “Education Creation”
    • Celee Cannon – yearbook layout design for volleyball spread
    • Trinity Giddens – yearbook photography for boys basketball photo
    • Aleena Stephens – yearbook copywriting for VASE story
    • Hayoung Park – yearbook copywriting for orchestra story

Midway High School produces a 220‐page all color yearbook each year and a monthly student newspaper called The Panther Post. Both have consistently placed in local, state and national contests.