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The spring 2019 journalism competitions drew 1197 entries that were reviewed by 29 judges. The charts below are the individual winners.

Class A

Category NameAwardOrganizationEntry TitleCredits
ColumnFirst PlaceSt. Albert HSHer Dreams Dissipated into the CloudKylie Collins
ColumnSecond PlaceXavier HSPopulation UsSyd Walther
ColumnThird PlaceXavier HSForget Me NotElla Schulte
ColumnHonorable MentionMount Vernon HSThe Hidden Equation that is Hurting FootballCaden Eskelsen
Editorial Cartoon/comic stripFirst PlaceMount Vernon HSMake the Most of Senior YearAnnie Rhomberg
Editorial Cartoon/comic stripSecond PlaceHudsonHSTick TockKlaire Krapfl
Editorial Cartoon/comic stripThird PlaceXavier HSWinter Driving Conditions in the Xavier Parking LotMelina Testin
Editorial Cartoon/comic stripHonorable MentionPella Community HSIn Greed We TrustElizabeth VanWelden
Editorial Cartoon/comic stripHonorable MentionMount Vernon HSSeniors Need More Options Than Just CollegeBrynden Fisher
Feature PhotoFirst PlaceMount Vernon HSMother Nature Loves SnowLogan Kelly
Feature PhotoSecond PlaceHudsonHSWe Give Brooke Busch
Feature PhotoThird PlaceHudsonHSMe TooPayton Sherwood
Feature PhotoHonorable MentionAtlantic HSTakedownDani Mathisen
Feature StoryFirst PlaceHudsonHSAutism FeaturePayton Sherwood
Feature StorySecond PlaceHudsonHSFit & FabulousHaley Elder
Feature StoryThird PlaceMount Vernon HSQuinnie Rodman: Fine Arts GuruCaroline See
Feature StoryHonorable MentionPCMonroeStudents should review academic success before high school Johnny Jarnagin
Feature StoryHonorable MentionAtlantic HSGetting to Know Our New AD: Andrew MitchellAnna Lowary, Reagan Pellett
Illustration or ArtFirst PlaceHudsonHSIs Bigger Better?Grace Schwenneker
Illustration or ArtSecond PlaceHudsonHSWhat's The ScoopGrace Jorgensen
Illustration or ArtThird PlaceWest Delaware InklingsVaping Sweeps Hawk NationGavin Drees
Illustration or ArtHonorable MentionHudsonHSMe TooPayton Sherwood
Illustration or ArtHonorable MentionMount Vernon HSEmbracing a Life Journey Through ArtPhilip Hyde
In-Depth NewsFirst PlaceSt. Albert HSDress code storiesStaff Members
In-Depth NewsSecond PlaceSt. Albert HSAn Enticing Trend Lures SA Students (including "E-cig" and "poll" sidebars and "by the numbers" chart Kylie Collins, Cody Athay, Emma Carlson
In-Depth NewsThird PlaceHudsonHS"Big Dill" Luch Program PackageSophie Selenke
In-Depth NewsHonorable MentionWest Delaware InklingsSafety on the Streets of ManchesterJoAnna Voss
InfographicFirst PlaceHudsonHSFitness APProvedAbby Lashbrook, Klaire Krapfl
InfographicSecond PlaceHudsonHSGrounds for CelebrationGrace Jorgensen, Caleb McCullough, Brooke Busch
InfographicThird PlaceHudsonHSPirate Picks: Fall Faves EditionPayton Sherwood, Lexi Bergemeir
InfographicHonorable MentionWest Delaware InklingsFactors in French ClassGavin Drees
InfographicHonorable MentionWest Delaware InklingsNew Shops in TownEva Winn
Multimedia story - FeatureFirst PlaceMount Vernon HSMarching Mustangs Compete at Bands Across the PrairieCaden Eskelsen, Maddie Naeve
Multimedia story - FeatureSecond PlaceMount Vernon HSMagical Night 2018Erin Fencl, Amaya Mahoney, Isabella Squires
Multimedia story - FeatureThird PlaceHudsonHSSuperfanCaitlyn O'Malley, Jetta Colsch, Lexi Bergemeir, Klaire Krapfl, Kylee Sallee
Multimedia story - FeatureHonorable MentionWest Delaware InklingsVaping Sweeps Hawk NationEmma Merkes, Chloe Wilson
Multimedia story - NewsFirst PlaceWest Delaware InklingsThe Frightening FloodEva Winn, Emma Merkes, Sydney Morris
Multimedia story - NewsSecond PlaceWest Delaware InklingsVaping Sweeps Hawk NationEmma Merkes, Chloe Wilson
Multimedia story - NewsThird PlaceWest Delaware InklingsWest Delaware Students Save French ProgramGavin Drees
Multimedia story - NewsHonorable MentionMount Vernon HSNew Members Inducted into Alumni Hall of FameJalen McNeal, Lauren McCollum, Caroline Voss
Multimedia story - SportsFirst PlaceMount Vernon HSBack-to-Back State Cross Country TitlesAlex Deeb, Caden Eskelsen, Cole Miller, Garret Akers, Nolan Hinrichs
Multimedia story - SportsSecond PlaceMount Vernon HSBig Win Turns to ForfeitPaige Zaruba, Caroline Voss
Multimedia story - SportsThird PlaceHudsonHSSuperfanCaitlyn O'Malley, Jetta Colsch, Lexi Bergemeir, Klaire Krapfl, Kylee Sallee
Multimedia story - SportsHonorable MentionMount Vernon HSWrestling PreviewCaden Eskelsen, Jalen McNeal, Matt Martin, Tucker Dickson, Max Rechkemmer
News Magazine - Multiple Page DesignFirst PlaceHudsonHSDecember 2018 Giving FeatureGrace Schwenneker
News Magazine - Multiple Page DesignSecond PlaceHudsonHSMarch 2018 Religion FeatureAbby Lashbrook
News Magazine - Multiple Page DesignThird PlaceHudsonHSFebruary 2019 Dating FeatureGrace Schwenneker
News Magazine - Multiple Page DesignHonorable MentionHudsonHSApril 2018 Fitness FeatureAbby Lashbrook
News Magazine - One Page DesignFirst PlaceHudsonHSMe Too CoverPayton Sherwood
News Magazine - One Page DesignSecond PlaceHudsonHSOctober 018 Opinion PageKylee Sallee, Grace Schwenneker
News Magazine - One Page DesignThird PlaceHudsonHSBigger and Better | News PageOlivia Kolterman
News PhotoFirst PlaceMount Vernon HSMarching Mustangs Compete at Bands Across the PrairieMaddie Naeve
News PhotoSecond PlaceMount Vernon HSHomecoming Photo StoryLillie Hawker
News PhotoThird PlaceMount Vernon HSShaving Cream Classic 2018Caroline Voss
News PhotoHonorable MentionWest Delaware InklingsWaMaC East ChampionsEmily Klostermann
News StoryFirst PlaceHudsonHSHudson finds solutions... PE StoryAbby Gaudian
News StorySecond PlaceMount Vernon HSMV Students Place at State Fortnite TourneyNolan Brand
News StoryThird PlaceWest Delaware InklingsItty Bitty?Emily Klostermann
News StoryHonorable MentionMount Vernon HSMount Vernon Teacher Honored as Teacher of the Year FinalistBrynden Fisher
Newspaper - Multiple page DesignFirst PlaceXavier HSThis is HalloweenAudrey Dempewolf, Tessa Ahmann, Olivia Daley
Newspaper - Multiple page DesignSecond PlaceXavier HSXavier Xpress NewspaperAudrey Dempewolf, Tessa Ahmann, Olivia Daley
Newspaper - Multiple page DesignThird PlaceXavier HSMini Dance Marathon- Space JamAudrey Dempewolf, Tessa Ahmann, Olivia Daley
Newspaper - Multiple page DesignHonorable MentionPella Community HSIn Focus: Greed in American SocietyAllison Clark
Newspaper - Multiple page DesignHonorable MentionPella Community HSIn Focus: Student RightsAllison Clark
Newspaper - One Page DesignFirst PlaceXavier HSHomegrown CerealsKirsten Smith, Monica Bean
Newspaper - One Page DesignSecond PlaceXavier HSRole ModelsTaylor Coester, Akeela Jefferson
Newspaper - One Page DesignThird PlacePella Community HSEntertainment Page 11Lily Pumphrey
Newspaper - One Page DesignHonorable MentionXavier HSBattle of 42nd StreetKirsten Smith, Monica Bean
Personality ProfileFirst PlaceAtlantic HSTo Grandma With LoveHana Holtz
Personality ProfileSecond PlaceHudsonHSRain Winkelplek ProfilePayton Sherwood
Personality ProfileThird PlaceHudsonHSAtheist Tyler Staker ProfileAubrey Gronoski
Personality ProfileHonorable MentionMount Vernon HSEmbracing a Life Journey Through ArtLauren McCollum
Personality ProfileHonorable MentionHudsonHSKyle Johnson ProfilePayton Sherwood
Photo slide showFirst PlaceMount Vernon HSJ-Term 2019 BeginsCaroline See, Paige Beck, Arnie Galvan, Rachel Axtell, Caden Eskelsen
Photo slide showSecond PlaceMount Vernon HSThree Compete, One Advances in Round Two of State Wrestling FridayAydan Holub-Schultz
Photo slide showThird PlaceMount Vernon HSSophomore Mustangs Defeat the TigersMaddie Naeve
Photo StoryFirst PlaceAtlantic HSRead Across AmericaHaylie Handel
Photo StorySecond PlaceWest Delaware InklingsDance for a CauseTyler Salow
Photo StoryThird PlaceMount Vernon HSMount Vernon Falls to Tipton in 3A State Volleyball SemifinalsMaddie Shultz
Photo StoryHonorable MentionWest Delaware InklingsWaMaC East ChampionsJoAnna Voss
PodcastingFirst PlacePCMonroeFace to Face with LifeAlex Inskeep
ReviewsFirst PlaceHudsonHSWhat's The ScoopGrace Jorgensen
ReviewsSecond PlacePella Community HSSummer Playlist- Some Lesser-Known Tunes to Get You Through the Summer HeatGavin Klein
ReviewsThird PlaceHudsonHSDrink UpSophie Selenke
ReviewsHonorable MentionAtlantic HSMy Top Ten Songs of the 1960sGrace Clay
Social MediaFirst PlaceHudsonHSPirate Press Klaire Krapfl, Brooke Busch, Tara Jochumsen, Lexi Bergemeir
Social MediaSecond PlaceWest Delaware InstagramInstagramEmily Klostermann
Social MediaThird PlaceAtlantic HSAHS Journalism Social MediaEmma Templeton
Sports PhotoFirst PlaceAtlantic HSSpotlightAleigh Bean
Sports PhotoSecond PlaceAtlantic HSWinnersAleigh Bean
Sports PhotoThird PlaceMount Vernon HSMustangs Beat Rival Solon SpartansPaige Zaruba
Sports PhotoHonorable MentionMount Vernon HSMustangs Win Final Football Game of the SeasonPaige Zaruba
Sports StoryFirst PlaceXavier HSThe Start of a climbKeera Ball
Sports StorySecond PlaceWest Delaware InklingsHawks Focus on TakeawaysChloe Wilson
Sports StoryThird PlaceHudsonHSNew PathPayton Sherwood
Sports StoryHonorable MentionAtlantic HSGirls Wrestling Grows in PopularityDani Mathisen, Mia Trotter
Sports StoryHonorable MentionXavier HSAchieving GreatnessCaitlynn Daniels
Staff EditorialFirst PlaceHudsonHSRaise Up EditorialGrace Jorgensen
Staff EditorialSecond PlaceHudsonHSErasing History EditorialHannah Tjepkes
Staff EditorialThird PlaceHudsonHSACT EditorialAbby Lashbrook
Staff EditorialHonorable MentionPella Community HSStaff Ed: GreedGavin Klein
Video News ShowFirst PlaceAtlantic HSThe Eye of the Needle - Feb. 15, 2019Halsey Bailey
Video News ShowSecond PlaceAtlantic HSThe Eye of the Needle - Feb. 8, 2019Halsey Bailey
Video News ShowThird PlaceAtlantic HSThe Eye of the Needle - March 1, 2019Halsey Bailey
Video News ShowHonorable MentionAtlantic HSThe Eye of the Needle - Holiday EditionHalsey Bailey
Video storyFirst PlaceMount Vernon HSMark Benesh: Artistic Influence on Mount Vernon CommunityMadi Cranston, Rachel Axtel, Anna Nydegger, Mazie Rubner, Lizzie Niehaus
Video storySecond PlaceAtlantic HSBook TalksEmma Templeton
Video storyThird PlaceMount Vernon HSDirector Scott Weber and the Mount Vernon Marching MustangsNolan Brand, Noah Erickson, Logan Kelly, Kaleb Brand, Cael Crawford
Video storyHonorable MentionAtlantic HSRoad to State WrestlingCaroline Pellett
Web DesignFirst PlaceHudsonHSThe Pirate Press Online @hudsonpiratepress.comEmilee Steimel, Jetta Colsch
Web DesignSecond PlaceAtlantic HSAHSneedle.comErin Wendt, Ashley Wendt
Web DesignThird PlaceMount Vernon HSwww.themustangmoon.comPaige Zaruba

Class B

Category NameAwardOrganizationCityEntry TitleCredits
ColumnFirst PlaceNorth HS Des MoinesPainkillerCassandra Contreras-Franco
ColumnFirst PlaceSt. Albert HSCouncil BluffsHer Dreams Dissipated into the CloudKylie Collins
ColumnSecond PlacePleasant ValleyBettendorfSilence from the SpartansLily Williams
ColumnThird PlacePleasant ValleyBettendorfAn open letter concerning the rising intolerance at Pleasant ValleyAzariah Courtney
ColumnHonorable MentionHoover HSDes MoinesNot quite a hate crimeIsabel Sullivan
Editorial Cartoon/comic stripFirst PlaceMount Vernon HSMount VernonMake the Most of Senior YearAnnie Rhomberg
Editorial Cartoon/comic stripFirst PlaceNorth HS Des MoinesComic #2: InstructionsNat Huber
Editorial Cartoon/comic stripSecond PlaceDavenport Central HSERA TodayLena Dybro
Editorial Cartoon/comic stripThird PlaceNorth HS Des MoinesComic #5: QuestionsNat Huber
Editorial Cartoon/comic stripHonorable MentionNorth HS Des MoinesComic #11: ResolutionsNat Huber
Feature PhotoFirst PlaceGeorge Washington HSCedar RapidsDecember 2018 coverGabe Greco
Feature PhotoFirst PlaceMount Vernon HSMount VernonMother Nature Loves SnowLogan Kelly
Feature PhotoSecond PlaceDavenport Central HSSecrets of the QCBanyan DeMarr
Feature PhotoThird PlacePleasant ValleyBettendorfWithin our wallsOdin McDonald
Feature PhotoHonorable MentionLewis Central HSCouncil BluffsFall #16Kate Doolittle, Emma Croghan
Feature StoryFirst PlaceHudsonHSAutism FeaturePayton Sherwood
Feature StoryFirst PlacePleasant ValleyBettendorfA sold out Seussical Jr. provides a stage for young actors with special needsSarah Danielson
Feature StorySecond PlacePleasant ValleyBettendorfChoosing optimism: A Pleasant Valley family’s story of hopeAzariah Courtney
Feature StoryThird PlaceHoover HSDes MoinesFrom Across the SeaAna Marquez
Feature StoryHonorable MentionGeorge Washington HSCedar RapidsBlack History MonthJaydin McMickle, Paris McNutt
Illustration or ArtFirst PlaceHudsonHSIs Bigger Better?Grace Schwenneker
Illustration or ArtFirst PlaceNorth HS Des MoinesThis Just In... character descriptionsNat Huber
Illustration or ArtSecond PlaceLewis Central HSCouncil BluffsWinter #12Kate Doolittle
Illustration or ArtThird PlaceAbraham Lincoln HSCouncil Bluffs"School Rules"Tayonna Thomas
Illustration or ArtHonorable MentionAbraham Lincoln HSCouncil Bluffs"Easter Bunny"Tayonna Thomas
Illustration or ArtHonorable MentionNorth HS Des MoinesDo Video Games Cause Violence? controllerDelicia Oxenreider
In-Depth NewsFirst PlacePleasant ValleyBettendorfToxic Masculinity: Why boys are becoming more violentLily Williams
In-Depth NewsFirst PlaceSt. Albert HSCouncil BluffsDress code storiesStaff Members
In-Depth NewsSecond PlacePleasant ValleyBettendorfPV’s NRA grant stirs controversyLily Williams
In-Depth NewsThird PlaceGeorge Washington HSCedar RapidsRunning on EmptyJessie Koozer, Grace McKinstry
In-Depth NewsHonorable MentionHoover HSDes MoinesAP DiversityAna Marquez-Caballero
InfographicFirst PlaceHudsonHSFitness APProvedAbby Lashbrook, Klaire Krapfl
InfographicFirst PlaceNorth HS Des MoinesHalloween Cootie CatcherLaura Christensen
InfographicSecond PlaceNorth HS Des MoinesNorth High GalaJasmine Inthabounh
InfographicThird PlaceNorth HS Des MoinesClass of 2020 InfographicLaura Christensen
InfographicHonorable MentionNorth HS Des MoinesRost Couple TimelineLaura Christensen
InfographicHonorable MentionPleasant ValleyBettendorfFebruary 2019- Hiring process flowchartLily Williams
Multimedia story - FeatureFirst PlaceMount Vernon HSMount VernonMarching Mustangs Compete at Bands Across the PrairieCaden Eskelsen, Maddie Naeve
Multimedia story - FeatureFirst PlacePleasant ValleyBettendorfSpartan 2018 Year in ReviewAngela Pandit, Ada Duncan, Danielle Nauman, Rosemary Jones, Maya McClain
Multimedia story - NewsFirst PlaceThomas Jefferson HS (CB)Council BluffsTrades Work at Council Bluffs SchoolsChrystina Winchell, Alejandro Luna, Braxten Graef
Multimedia story - NewsFirst PlaceWest Delaware InklingsManchesterThe Frightening FloodEva Winn, Emma Merkes, Sydney Morris
Multimedia story - NewsSecond PlaceGeorge Washington HSCedar RapidsDespite Blizzard, March For Our Lives Rally Marches On.Becca Turnis
Multimedia story - SportsFirst PlaceLewis Central HSCouncil BluffsCR XavierCarter Wells
Multimedia story - SportsFirst PlaceMount Vernon HSMount VernonBack-to-Back State Cross Country TitlesAlex Deeb, Caden Eskelsen, Cole Miller, Garret Akers, Nolan Hinrichs
News Magazine - Multiple Page DesignFirst PlaceHudsonHSDecember 2018 Giving FeatureGrace Schwenneker
News Magazine - Multiple Page DesignFirst PlaceNorth HS Des MoinesInside the Mind of a United States MarineLaura Christensen
News Magazine - Multiple Page DesignSecond PlaceAbraham Lincoln HSCouncil Bluffs"Black History Month"Tayonna Thomas, Cassie Davis
News Magazine - Multiple Page DesignThird PlaceLewis Central HSCouncil BluffsWinter #12Kate Doolittle
News Magazine - Multiple Page DesignHonorable MentionNorth HS Des MoinesAn Inside Look on: School ShootingsLaura Christensen
News Magazine - One Page DesignFirst PlaceHudsonHSMe Too CoverPayton Sherwood
News Magazine - One Page DesignFirst PlacePleasant ValleyBettendorfNovember 2018- Age of addictionHaleema Waheed
News Magazine - One Page DesignSecond PlaceHoover HSDes MoinesDawg PoundRylin Kleese
News Magazine - One Page DesignThird PlaceNorth HS Des MoinesLet's Talk: Mass ShootingsBrianna Cobb
News Magazine - One Page DesignHonorable MentionHoover HSDes MoinesDominating The Wright WayJade Sharp, Rylin Kleese
News Magazine - One Page DesignHonorable MentionNorth HS Des MoinesCold Turkey: My Experience Stopping MedicationEmily Dobberke, Nat Huber
News PhotoFirst PlaceMount Vernon HSMount VernonMarching Mustangs Compete at Bands Across the PrairieMaddie Naeve
News PhotoFirst PlaceThomas Jefferson HS (CB)Council BluffsTrump - "I can't hear you"Paxton Devault
News PhotoSecond PlacePleasant ValleyBettendorfPV named Hunger Drive championsAngela Pandit
News PhotoThird PlacePleasant ValleyBettendorfPV pays homage to 100th anniversary of Armistice DayMaya McClain
News PhotoHonorable MentionPleasant ValleyBettendorfPV students participate in March for our LivesRebecca Abdullah
News StoryFirst PlaceHudsonHSHudson finds solutions... PE StoryAbby Gaudian
News StoryFirst PlacePleasant ValleyBettendorfWithin our wallsGrace Halupnik
News StorySecond PlaceGeorge Washington HSCedar RapidsAre Suspensions Getting Out of Hand?Jaydin McMickle
News StoryThird PlaceNorth HS Des MoinesOn the Chopping Block: Inside DMPS' Newest Schedule ChangeCaleb Slater
Newspaper - Multiple page DesignFirst PlaceXavier HSCedar RapidsThis is HalloweenAudrey Dempewolf, Tessa Ahmann, Olivia Daley
Newspaper - One Page DesignFirst PlaceAbraham Lincoln HSCouncil BluffsNovember 2018--NewsZoe Leighter, Anna Boes
Newspaper - One Page DesignFirst PlaceXavier HSCedar RapidsHomegrown CerealsKirsten Smith, Monica Bean
Personality ProfileFirst PlaceAtlantic HSTo Grandma With LoveHana Holtz
Personality ProfileFirst PlaceHoover HSDes MoinesAmerican Dream CrushedMaria Gasca
Personality ProfileSecond PlaceDavenport Central HSDrum MajorsAmelia Balk, Hanah Conger
Personality ProfileThird PlaceNorth HS Des MoinesInside the Mind of a United States MarineLaura Christensen
Personality ProfileHonorable MentionGeorge Washington HSCedar RapidsSami 2.0Sophie Lindwall
Personality ProfileHonorable MentionPleasant ValleyBettendorfAthlete spotlight: Parker HuhnMichael Sampson
Photo slide showFirst PlaceMount Vernon HSMount VernonJ-Term 2019 BeginsCaroline See, Paige Beck, Arnie Galvan, Rachel Axtell, Caden Eskelsen
Photo slide showFirst PlacePleasant ValleyBettendorfPV girls basketball crush the KnightsMaya McClain
Photo slide showSecond PlacePleasant ValleyBettendorfBoys’ swimmers float to state, but their high hopes took a deep diveBrenner Stickney, Preksha Kedilaya
Photo slide showThird PlacePleasant ValleyBettendorfSlideshow: Boys’ basketball vs. ClintonMaya McClain
Photo StoryFirst PlaceHoover HSDes MoinesThe Great Global GalaAna Marquez-Caballero
Photo StorySecond PlaceDavenport Central HSWalk OutBanyan DeMarr
Photo StoryThird PlaceNorth HS Des MoinesCosplay: See the characters of Homestuck come to lifeLaura Christensen
Photo StoryHonorable MentionPleasant ValleyBettendorfVeteran’s Day assemblyMaya McClain
PodcastingFirst PlacePCMonroeFace to Face with LifeAlex Inskeep
PodcastingFirst PlacePleasant ValleyBettendorfVoices of the Valley: She Kills MonstersRoger Pavey Jr.
PodcastingHonorable MentionPleasant ValleyBettendorfCulture over Coffee: The Jonas BrothersSarah Danielson, Kaitlyn Ryan
ReviewsFirst PlaceHudsonHSWhat's The ScoopGrace Jorgensen
ReviewsFirst PlacePleasant ValleyBettendorfBettendorf natives write silence as horror in A Quiet Place — but not the kind you’re expectingVeronica Henderson
ReviewsSecond PlaceGeorge Washington HSCedar RapidsHole in the Wall: Miguel’s Bar and GrillSeth Keppler
ReviewsThird PlacePleasant ValleyBettendorf“Call me by your name”: On rememberingAnna Banerjee
ReviewsHonorable MentionGeorge Washington HSCedar RapidsThe Lost CubanSeth Keppler
ReviewsHonorable MentionPleasant ValleyBettendorfRise of the talent-less clowns: a review of ‘Quavo Huncho’John Mendelin
Social MediaFirst PlaceGeorge Washington HSCedar RapidsSurveyor TwitterGrace McKinstry, Jessie Koozer, Gabe Greco
Social MediaFirst PlaceHudsonHSPirate Press Klaire Krapfl, Brooke Busch, Tara Jochumsen, Lexi Bergemeir
Social MediaSecond PlaceNorth HS Des MoinesDM North MediaDM North Media
Social MediaThird PlacePleasant ValleyBettendorfSpartan Shield Social MediaSpartan Shield Staff
Sports PhotoFirst PlacePleasant ValleyBettendorfWinning momentsMaya McClain
Sports PhotoSecond PlacePleasant ValleyBettendorfRain or shineNathan Hamilton
Sports PhotoThird PlacePleasant ValleyBettendorfOne hurdle at a timeAvery Luepker
Sports PhotoHonorable MentionLewis Central HSCouncil BluffsSpring #11Bryce Griffin
Sports StoryFirst PlacePleasant ValleyBettendorfThe curse of the girls’ basketball regional finalAbby Riley
Sports StoryFirst PlaceXavier HSCedar RapidsThe Start of a climbKeera Ball
Sports StorySecond PlaceGeorge Washington HSCedar RapidsRugby WarriorsBen Janssen
Sports StoryThird PlacePleasant ValleyBettendorfFreshmen triplets are turning heads in varsity sportsNathan Wong
Sports StoryHonorable MentionHoover HSDes MoinesThe Drought is OverJordan Redeker
Staff EditorialFirst PlaceHudsonHSRaise Up EditorialGrace Jorgensen
Staff EditorialFirst PlacePleasant ValleyBettendorfMuddying the waters: Drake Relays dilutes the prestige of “Iowa’s finest athletes”Abby Riley
Staff EditorialSecond PlacePleasant ValleyBettendorfCultural and religious insensitivity at Pleasant ValleySusan Anil, Sujay Marisetty
Staff EditorialThird PlaceGeorge Washington HSCedar RapidsCline's First YearSarah Altemeier
Staff EditorialHonorable MentionPleasant ValleyBettendorfA call for passionate activismAnna Banerjee
Video News ShowFirst PlaceAbraham Lincoln HSCouncil Bluffs2017-18: Episode 13Staff
Video News ShowFirst PlaceAtlantic HSThe Eye of the Needle - Feb. 15, 2019Halsey Bailey
Video News ShowSecond PlaceAbraham Lincoln HSCouncil Bluffs2018-19: Episode 3Staff
Video News ShowThird PlaceAbraham Lincoln HSCouncil Bluffs2018-19: Episode 11Staff
Video News ShowHonorable MentionAbraham Lincoln HSCouncil Bluffs2018-19: Episode 6Staff
Video storyFirst PlaceMount Vernon HSMount VernonMark Benesh: Artistic Influence on Mount Vernon CommunityMadi Cranston, Rachel Axtel, Anna Nydegger, Mazie Rubner, Lizzie Niehaus
Video storyFirst PlacePleasant ValleyBettendorfPV girls attend Fearlessly Girl ConferenceVashi Chintalapalli
Video storySecond PlacePleasant ValleyBettendorfPV drama hosts children’s workshopsJimmy Guest, John Mendelin
Video storyThird PlacePleasant ValleyBettendorfTechnology assists in PE gradingMartha Kleinwechter
Video storyHonorable MentionPleasant ValleyBettendorfThe girls’ basketball team starts their season strongVictoria Parejko
Web DesignFirst PlaceHudsonHSThe Pirate Press Online @hudsonpiratepress.comEmilee Steimel, Jetta Colsch
Web DesignFirst PlaceLewis Central HSCouncil BluffsLCTITANPRESSStaff
Web DesignSecond PlacePleasant ValleyBettendorfSpartan Shield Web DesignSpartan Shield Staff
Web DesignThird PlaceGeorge Washington HSCedar RapidsSurveyor WebsiteMiguel Jacobo
Web DesignHonorable MentionNorth HS Des MoinesDM North MediaDM North Media

Class C

Category NameAwardOrganizationEntry TitleCredits
ColumnFirst PlaceDes Moines East HSDear State Representatives,Maddie Miller
ColumnSecond PlaceJohnston HSHello my Name isObsee Abbajabal
ColumnThird PlaceIowa City City HSWait You're AsianAlison Kenaston , Emme Perencevich
ColumnHonorable MentionIowa City City HSMeasuring Up: The observable inequality of the sexes in trackEstella Brady
Editorial Cartoon/comic stripFirst PlaceCedar Falls HSCollege Conflict 2018Sierra Miller
Editorial Cartoon/comic stripSecond PlaceCedar Falls HS95 percent embrace education apps, websitesSierra Miller
Editorial Cartoon/comic stripThird PlaceIowa City City HSKim Reynolds Political CartoonKate Goodvin
Editorial Cartoon/comic stripHonorable MentionIowa City City HSLH Comic: “Trump’s Endless Lies Create Bottomless Pinocchio”Kate Goodvin
Feature PhotoFirst PlaceIowa City City HSAn Eid LookbookMariam Keita
Feature PhotoSecond PlaceIowa City West HSFashion Friday: Rawan Guzouli ’22Kara Wagenknecht
Feature PhotoThird PlaceCedar Falls HSLost BoySkylar Promer
Feature PhotoHonorable MentionCedar Falls HSHeart LightLexie Williams
Feature PhotoHonorable MentionIowa City West HSErin NetolickyMaddi Shinall
Feature StoryFirst PlaceIowa City West HSKeeping her father alive: how a ‘suburban dad’ and Charles Barkley impacted a nationAnjali Huynh
Feature StorySecond PlaceCedar Falls HSMusic therapy binds family, veteransSabine Martin
Feature StoryThird PlaceIowa City City HSJust Cosplaying AroundLottie Gidal
Feature StoryHonorable MentionIowa City City HSBringing the HeatNina Lavezzo-Stecopoulos Zoë Miller
Feature StoryHonorable MentionIowa City West HSA cultural communityAnna Brown
Illustration or ArtFirst PlaceIowa City West HSA toxic traditionCrystal Kim
Illustration or ArtSecond PlaceIowa City West HSInto the Spider-VerseRain Richards
Illustration or ArtThird PlaceJohnston HSDitch DisneyAndrew Maresca
Illustration or ArtHonorable MentionIowa City West HSNew year new me?Amy Liao
Illustration or ArtHonorable MentionIowa City City HSFor the CultureOlivia Lusala
In-Depth NewsFirst PlaceIowa City West HSIn the minority Jessica Moonjely, Anjali Huynh
In-Depth NewsSecond PlaceCedar Falls HSLawmakers see little action for pesticides near schoolsSophia Schillinger, Sabine Martin
In-Depth NewsThird PlaceIowa City West HSA spectrum of perspectivesAnjali Huynh, Will Conrad
In-Depth NewsHonorable MentionIowa City City HSIn Focus: Students Cope with their ADHD in Various WaysMira Bohannan Kumar
InfographicFirst PlaceIowa City West HSA movement beginning with a letterLydia Guo
InfographicSecond PlaceIowa City West HSFall recap Crystal Kim
InfographicThird PlaceIowa City West HSWomen in politicsSidney Kiersch
InfographicHonorable MentionIowa City City HSRunning Out of WaterLottie Gidal
InfographicHonorable MentionJohnston HSBy the Numbers, beakersTaylor Siebert
Multimedia story - FeatureFirst PlaceIowa City West HSNovel conversationsSophie Stephens, Maddi Shinall, Kristina Rosebrook
Multimedia story - FeatureSecond PlaceIowa City West HSResilienceNatalie Dunlap, Maddi Shinall, Sidney Kiersch
Multimedia story - FeatureThird PlaceIowa City West HSFrom a passion to a professionAlex Carlon, Aditi Borde
Multimedia story - NewsFirst PlaceIowa City West HSKeeping her father alive: how a ‘suburban dad’ and Charles Barkley impacted a nationAnjali Huynh
Multimedia story - NewsSecond PlaceIowa City West HSMarch for our livesKara Wagenknecht
Multimedia story - NewsThird PlaceIowa City West HSStarting the new year with nothingBess Frerichs, Gwen Watson
Multimedia story - NewsHonorable MentionIowa City West HSMeet candidates for senior class president and vice presidentFatima Kammona
Multimedia story - SportsFirst PlaceIowa City West HSWhy not women tooDeniz Ince, Will Conrad
Multimedia story - SportsSecond PlaceIowa City West HSWest basketball teams battle CityKara Wagenknecht
Multimedia story - SportsThird PlaceIowa City West HSThe club advantageDeniz Ince
Multimedia story - SportsHonorable MentionIowa City West HSTrojan nation goes goldenKara Wagenknecht, Grace Christopher
Multimedia story - SportsHonorable MentionIowa City City HSOn Their Way UpJulianne Berry-Stoelzle, Jesse Hausknecht-Brown, Virginia Muturi
News Magazine - Multiple Page DesignFirst PlaceDes Moines East HSDes MoinesShelby Alsted
News Magazine - Multiple Page DesignSecond PlaceJohnston HSThe Last StrawTate Larsen
News Magazine - Multiple Page DesignThird PlaceDes Moines East HSDear sisters,Mayson Williams
News Magazine - Multiple Page DesignHonorable MentionIowa City West HSWhy not women too?Lydia Gao
News Magazine - One Page DesignFirst PlaceJohnston HSChangeTaylor Siebert
News Magazine - One Page DesignSecond PlaceDes Moines East HSSee the person, not the illnessAlicia Solis
News Magazine - One Page DesignThird PlaceIowa City West HSSummer popsiclesLydia Guo
News Magazine - One Page DesignHonorable MentionIowa City West HSWhy not women too?Lydia Guo
News Magazine - One Page DesignHonorable MentionJohnston HSFor the SurvivorsAndrew Maresca
News PhotoFirst PlaceIowa City City HSSeniors Slide Out of Senior YearZoe Butler
News PhotoSecond PlaceCedar Falls HSHomecoming Donut ContestKatie Crow
News PhotoThird PlaceIowa City West HSMarch for our lives cover Kara Wagenknecht
News PhotoHonorable MentionIowa City West HSWalk it outKara Wagenknecht
News StorySecond PlaceCedar Falls HSFUMED: Majority of students want greater controls in stopping the ëepidemicí growth of vaping Sabine Martin
News StoryThird PlaceCedar Falls HSHigh school gun scare reveals weaknesses in communicationSabine Martin
News StoryHonorable MentionCedar Falls HSStudents walk out over gun violence concernsSophia Schillinger
News StoryFirst PlaceIowa City West HSCutNatalie Katz
Newspaper - Multiple page DesignFirst PlaceIowa City City HSRunning Out of WaterLottie Gidal
Newspaper - Multiple page DesignSecond PlaceIowa City City HSCity Drops the BallLottie Gidal
Newspaper - Multiple page DesignThird PlaceIowa City City HSIn Focus: Students Cope with their ADHD in Various WaysMira Bohannan Kumar
Newspaper - Multiple page DesignHonorable MentionIowa City City HSFighting FitMira Bohannan Kumar
Newspaper - Multiple page DesignHonorable MentionIowa City City HSGender Protest EruptsPhoebe Chapnick-Sorokin
Newspaper - One Page DesignFirst PlaceIowa City City HSRoughing It UpLottie Gidal
Newspaper - One Page DesignSecond PlaceIowa City City HSMakeup ArtistLindy Rublaitus
Newspaper - One Page DesignThird PlaceIowa City City HSRiding TogetherLottie Gidal
Newspaper - One Page DesignHonorable MentionDavenport West HSStudents on their ownTori Dierikx
Personality ProfileFirst PlaceIowa City West HSAn unexpected additionJessica Moonjely
Personality ProfileSecond PlaceDavenport West HSRedefining the role of an educatorZak Keel
Personality ProfileThird PlaceIowa City West HSHigh school celebrity Jenna Wang
Personality ProfileHonorable MentionDavenport West HSBreaking the stereotypeKate Kealey
Personality ProfileHonorable MentionCedar Falls HSAfter 34 years, Schmidt readies for freedomSaba Aydiner
Photo slide showFirst PlaceIowa City West HSWest keeps the bootKara Wagenknecht
Photo slide showSecond PlaceIowa City City HSSASS and Students Walk Out of City High on Anniversary of Sandy HookLottie Gidal
Photo slide showThird PlaceIowa City West HSBoys basketball moves onto state tournamentKara Wagenknecht
Photo slide showHonorable MentionIowa City City HSSeniors Slide Out of Senior YearZoe Butler
Photo StoryFirst PlaceCedar Falls HSSweet SyncSaba Aydiner, Katie Crow, Shannon Murphy
Photo StorySecond PlaceCedar Falls HSGame OnKatie Crow, Jack Harrison, Shannon Murphy
Photo StoryThird PlaceCedar Falls HSTigers Roar at StateShannon Murphy
Photo StoryHonorable MentionCedar Falls HSChasing the GatorJenneh Gee, Sophia Schillinger
PodcastingFirst PlaceIowa City West HSWest Side Radio: The Me Too movement’s impact on the U.S. Humanities curriculumJessica Doyle, Harry Westergaard
PodcastingSecond PlaceIowa City City HSPolitikid: Parkland Shooting Anniversary and Who is Running for PresidentNoah Bullwinkle Ellis Chen
PodcastingThird PlaceIowa City West HSWest Side Radio: Discussing Elon’s mid-life crisis and Trump’s inescapable self-sabotageKen Wilbur, Rain Richards
PodcastingHonorable MentionIowa City West HSWest Side Radio: Choose your own adventure podcastNoah Krchak
PodcastingHonorable MentionIowa City West HSWest Side Radio: Fall Sports RecapKen Wilbur, Will Conrad
ReviewsFirst PlaceCedar Falls HS‘Halloween’ returns to storyline from original classicGrace Boezinger
ReviewsSecond PlaceIowa City West HSBook review: “Skyward” blasts off with joyous and potent sci-fi fareEdward Keen
ReviewsThird PlaceKennedy HSSnow days must-watch listJami Martin-Trainor
ReviewsHonorable MentionIowa City West HS“If Beale Street Could Talk” is another win for Barry JenkinsHarry Westergaard
ReviewsHonorable MentionKennedy HSRollipopJenna Anderson
Social MediaFirst PlaceIowa City City HSThe Little HawkLindy Rublaitus
Social MediaSecond PlaceIowa City West HSWSS Social Media accountsWSS Staff
Social MediaThird PlaceDavenport West HSSocial mediaBeak 'n' Eye staff
Social MediaHonorable MentionCedar Falls HSTiger H-LineSabine Martin
Sports PhotoFirst PlaceIowa City West HSEven BraunsKara Wagenknecht
Sports PhotoSecond PlaceCedar Falls HSHome WatersShannon Murphy
Sports PhotoThird PlaceCedar Falls HSSlipping UpMaddie Posekany
Sports PhotoHonorable MentionJohnston HSMaya goes up, Photo #4 in slideshowEvan Newcomb
Sports StoryFirst PlaceCedar Falls HSWomens wrestling hits the mats in Iowa high schoolsSabine Martin
Sports StorySecond PlaceIowa City West HSWhy not women too?Will Conrad, Deniz Ince
Sports StoryThird PlaceIowa City City HSFighting for FamilyJack Bacon
Sports StoryHonorable MentionIowa City City HSThe Break DownJack Bacon
Sports StoryHonorable MentionIowa City City HSRiding TogetherLottie Gidal
Staff EditorialFirst PlaceIowa City City HSIn the RedMira Bohannan Kumar, Eden Knoop
Staff EditorialSecond PlaceIowa City West HSSafety firstThomas Duong
Staff EditorialThird PlaceCedar Falls HSLessons to Learn: Excuses for alleged teenage actions of Supreme Court nominee unwarrantedSabine Martin
Staff EditorialHonorable MentionJohnston HSASLSophie Longo
Video News ShowFirst PlaceIowa City West HSDec. 7 West High WeeklyIan Prescott, Kristina Rosebrook, Holden Logan
Video News ShowSecond PlaceIowa City West HSWHW 1.18.19Ian Prescott, Kristina Rosebrook
Video News ShowThird PlaceCedar Falls HSThe Tiger Hi-Line OnlineJackson Kliewer
Video News ShowHonorable MentionIowa City West HSWHW 3.1.19Rain Richards, Ian Prescott, Grace Christopher, Jillian Prescott
Video storyFirst PlaceCedar Falls HSSeniors' lawn care business tackling winter weatherJackson Kliewer
Video storySecond PlaceIowa City West HSBehind the scenes of Miracle on 34th StreetKristina Rosebrook
Video storyThird PlaceIowa City City HSTeachers Give Love AdviceLindy Rublaitus , Lottie Gidal
Video storyHonorable MentionIowa City West HSKatya Moeller: Young ViolinistIan Prescott
Web DesignFirst PlaceIowa City West HSWSSpaper.comKara Wagenknecht
Web DesignSecond PlaceIowa City City HSThe Little HawkMira Bohannan Kumar
Web DesignThird PlaceCedar Falls HSThe Tiger Hi-Line OnlineSkylar Promer
Web DesignHonorable MentionDavenport West HSWHSToday.comBeak 'n' Eye staff WHSToday.com staff

Open Class competitions – two new categories were created this year. Due to an uncertain volume of entries all competitors were lumped into an open competition.

Category NameAwardOrganizationEntry TitleCredits
AdsFirst PlaceAtlantic HSCambliln Plumbing and HeatingAnna Lowary, Kenzie Waters, Chloe Davis
AdsSecond PlacePleasant ValleyCourtney Murzyn Photography AdAngela Pandit
AdsThird PlacePleasant ValleyCoffee Hound AdAngela Pandit
AdsHonorable MentionLewis Central HSPromoCarter Wells, Damien Johnson, Maddi Rau, Mya James, Mia Doeblin
AdsHonorable MentionIowa City West HSAspen LeafFrances Dai
EntertainmentFirst PlaceIowa City City HSSeniors Give College Ap AdvicePhoebe Chapnick-Sorokin
EntertainmentSecond PlaceIowa City City HSTeacher Appreciation Week (Columns)LH Staff
EntertainmentThird PlaceMount Vernon HSVideo: Hidden Talents at Mount VernonPaige Beck, Shannon Beck, Aubrey Frey, Caroline See
EntertainmentHonorable MentionJohnston HSFlavor for FallTaylor Siebert
EntertainmentHonorable MentionPleasant ValleyPV teachers read their Rate My Teachers reviewsSpartan Shield Staff
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