Journalism Students Awarded in State, National Contests

Several Midway students won top honors at both the state and national levels of this year’s National Federation of Press Women’s annual High School Communications Contest. The students competed in both newspaper and yearbook categories such as photography, writing, and design with work they produced between February 2021 and February 2022. 

The contest had its largest number of entries ever this year with students submitting work from across the country. Considering this record number of entries, having their work recognized at the state and national levels represents a significant achievement.

Kylie Daniell won first place at state for “Pandemic Club” in the Yearbook Copywriting category and Nathan Lampkin also won first place for his yearbook photo, “Graduation.” State winners Kylie and Nathan then advanced to compete at the national level of the High School Communications Contest and both earned national honors. Kylie was awarded first place at nationals in Yearbook Copywriting and Nathan won second place in Yearbook Photo. 

Kylie Daniell
Nathan Lampkin

Several additional students were also awarded at the state level:

Camdyn Ehgotz – Yearbook Layout for “Homecoming Spread”
Brianna Armistead – Yearbook Photo for “I’m Open – Basketball”

Victoria Hasbun – Newspaper Cartooning for “I Don’t Get Paid Enough”
Alyssa Utrera – Newspaper Single Page Layout for “Ooky Spooky”
Marlene Chaparro – Yearbook Copywriting for “Triple the Spirit”
Brianna Armistead – Yearbook Photo for “Sister”

Alyssa Utreta – Newspaper Single page layout for “Break a Leg”
Tatyana Chambers – Newspaper Feature Photograph for “Color Guard”
Marlene Chaparro – Yearbook Copywriting for “Up for Flight”
Braelyn Eubanks – Yearbook Copywriting for “CTE Updates”
Zoe Rosbure – Yearbook Layouts for “Art Spread”
Stormy Tucker – Yearbook Layout for “Community Service Spread”
Panther Post Staff – Newspaper Two-Page Layout for “Sweet Treats in Review”

These students are some of the 65 staff members of the Midway High School yearbook and newspaper who produce a 240-page yearbook and a monthly 12-page newspaper. The students write, photograph, and design all aspects of their publications while under the supervision of advisor Jamie Beavers.