The Press Women of Texas High School Journalism Competition award committee recently announced the winners of their state contest. Midway CTE Commercial Photography and Graphic Design students earned a total of 29 honors for writing, design, and digital photography, which includes work completed between February of 2020 and February of 2021.
These students are some of the 50 staff members of the Midway High School yearbook and newspaper who produce a 216-page yearbook and a monthly eight- to 16-page newspaper. The students write, photograph, and design all aspects of their publications while under the supervision of adviser Jamie Beavers.
By publishing their own work, they learn a variety of real-world skills including professional communication, leadership, time management, problem solving and marketing strategies.
FIRST PLACE WINNERS
These students are moving on to the national competition in June!
Current junior Katie Baird: yearbook photo called Science Flame Lab
Graduate Julia Beck: yearbook layout category for School Spirit Spread
Graduate Zoie Bishop: yearbook copywriting category for article on community service projects
Graduate Kendall Lowe and staff: newspaper editorial writing for a quarantine-time editorial called Message from the Panther Post Staff
This first place photo was taken by Katie Baird and appeared on page 116 of the 2020 MHS yearbook.
This second place photo was taken by David Garcia.
SECOND PLACE WINNERS
Current junior David Garcia: yearbook photo category for a football action photo on the sports open spread
Graduate Adia West: yearbook layout category for boys track spread
Current junior Kylie Daniell: yearbook copywriting category for article on German Club
Current senior Victoria Hasbun: newspaper graphics category for Election Edition front cover art, newspaper cartooning category for Dressed and Unimpressed artwork
Current Senior Sabrina Zheng: newspaper single-page layout category for Homecoming Wrap-Up
Current junior Brenna Eubanks: newspaper review writing category for I Am Harley Freakin’ Quinn
Below and to the right is second place art by Victoria Hasbun, one from the election edition of the Panther Post and one from a Halloween costumes article.
THIRD PLACE WINNERS
Current junior Katie Baird: yearbook layout category for science spread
Current junior Jillian Brennan: newspaper photo category for image of the homecoming queen’s reaction to winning
Current sophomore Alyssa Utrera: newspaper graphics category for October edition front cover artwork, newspaper single-page layout category for Short Classes, High Spirits
Graduate Jose Diaz: newspaper opinion writing category for The Politics of the Plaque
Current junior Marlene Chaparro: newspaper sports writing category for Senior Serve, a volleyball profile
HONORABLE MENTION WINNERS
Graduate Samuel Lamkin: yearbook photo category for a pep rally photo
Graduate Ellie Gulley: yearbook layout category for JV/9th football spread
Graduate Zoie Bishop: yearbook layout category for Blue Crew/Panther Patrol spread
Current junior Zach Davitashvili: newspaper single-page layout category for Freaky Flicks
Current junior David Garcia: newspaper photo category for Gotta Sing, Gotta Dance photo
Graduate Sarah Toups: newspaper feature writing category for Seniors Worry About Cancellations
Current junior Kennedy McAdams: newspaper sports writing category for Cheerleaders Help Elementary Students D.A.B.
Current junior Zach Davitashvili: newspaper review writing category for Freaky Flicks
Current senior Sabrina Zheng: newspaper review writing category for Branch Out: Try Asian Snack Foods
Current sophomore Alyssa Utrera: newspaper review writing category for Watch the Present
Current senior Kacy Leavers: newspaper review writing category for Seek the Yes Theory
Graduate Katie Fraley: newspaper opinion writing category for Future of the GPA