Emerging Journalist Finalists revealed


Each year IHSPA identifies the up and coming young high school journalists thru the Emerging Journalist program. Member high school media advisers in Iowa nominate freshman, sophomores and juniors who show promise in the many disciplines related to high school media.

Here is the list of 22 finalists for the Emerging Journalist award. Congratulations.

First nameLast nameSchoolCity
MadalynBoettcherJohnston High SchoolJohnston
AbbieCraigJohnston High SchoolJohnston
GraceCulbertsonWaukee High SchoolWaukee
KeaganDolphinEast HighDes Moines
NinaElkadiIowa City West HighIowa City
JimGeerdesIowa City HighIowa City
AnaHernandezWaukee High SchoolWaukee
JonathanHouseIowa City High SchoolIowa City
KathrynIkedaJohnston High SchoolJohnston
CorrinaIlerJohnston High SchoolJohnston
JasmineInthabounhNorth High schoolDes Moines
CatherineJuIowa City West High SchoolIowa City
LauraLoDes Moines EastDes Moines
LucyMcGeheeIowa City High SchoolIowa City
CheyannNeadesDes Moines North High SchoolDes Moines
CinestieOlsonWebster City High SchoolWebster City
AngelicaReyesDes Moines North High SchoolDes Moines
SimranSarinIowa City West High SchoolIowa City
BryceSchulteJohnston Senior High SchoolJohnston
FennaSemkenIowa City West High SchoolIowa City
SarahSmithIowa City High SchoolIowa City
KaitlynThompsonNorth Cedar Jr/Sr HighClarence
LeslieTiengkhamEast High SchoolDes Moines
KyleanaWhitmoreEast HighschoolDes Moines
Emerging Journalist Finalists 2016

Judges will select 10 Emerging Journalist by reviewing work and recommendations from advisers.