Johnston’s McGowan named JEA Iowa High School Journalist of the Year

Kelly McGowan, Johnston senior
Congratulations to Johnston senior Kelly McGowan, the 2010-11 JEA Iowa High School Journalist of the Year.

Writes Leslie Shipp, Johnston publications adviser:

“Kelly McGowan has been on Johnston High School’s newspaper staff (The Black and White) for three years, and plans to continue her journalistic career at Iowa State University, starting in the fall of 2011. Through the years, she has held titles of fashion editor, design editor, and is currently one of a trio of head editors. She enjoyed attending annual journalism conventions and has received a first place in a design contest at state and an honorable mention in advertising in a competition at the national level. McGowan specializes in graphic design, and plans for it to be a part of her future.”

In addition to the honor, McGowan will receive a cash prize from the Iowa High School Press Association.