Flyer Performs Well at Regional Journalism
March 3, 2017
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Raeley Goebel (feature writing) and Katie Gross (academics photo) won individual championships, leading the Journalism Department to another outstanding performance at the regional contest at Wichita State.
Another highlight came from Drew Davis, who placed in three different categories.
From among 2,500 entries around the state, Bishop Carroll totaled 26 top-six finishers in the 6-5A contest sponsored by the Kansas Scholastic Press Association. All of the student journalists advance to state in May.
Goebel, a junior on Flyer, said she enjoys the competition.
“A lot of people think it’s weird that I voluntarily compete in writing contests given in a test-like setting, but I really do like it,” Goebel said. “It gives me an outlet to excel in something I enjoy and could see myself doing as a future career. It doesn’t feel like taking a test or doing an assignment: writing makes you feel that your voice is important and can have real impact on others.”
Gross’ assignment was to capture students communicating in some way. She is Flyer photo editor.
“The upbeat attitude of the cheer squad is what makes this picture work. The bond between teammates and their love for cheering brings a positive environment easy and fun to photograph,” says Katie Gross.
Second-place finishers were Anna Schmidt (yearbook sports), Grace Buessing (advertising design), Drew Davis (editorial writing) and Alli Gregg (infographics).
Third-place finishers were Makayla Ehmke (advertising design), Nathan Lies (photo illustration), Briley Kerschen (sports photo), Drew Davis (student life photo), Veronica Lipinski (academics photo), Jacy Holbrook (headlines), Jadin Kaltenbach (yearbook sports), Mary Ebberwein (news page design).
Honor mention went to Raeley Goebel (news writing), Drew Davis (copy editing), Jacy Holbrook (editorial writing), Suzanne Howey (sports writing), Makayla Ehmke (editorial cartoon), Alli Gregg (yearbook copy writing), Mary Ebberwein (yearbook copy writing), Monica Martin (headline writing and cutline writing), and Katie Gross-Shayne Hauserman (yearbook theme and graphics).
Mrs. Tracey Fox advises the school yearbook. Mr. Kollen Long advises the newspaper and teaches beginning journalism and photojournalism.