Publications bring home individual awards, Spartan awards

The Arrow and Warrior staffs attended Michigan Interscholastic Press Association’s spring conference and state awards in Lansing last month.
“It was cool to be able to see lots of people from other schools,” junior Jessica Moore said, “and meet up with an old friend.”
While competitions were held on-site, most competition entries were submitted earlier for judging.
“This year was my first year going to MIPA and it was a great experience,” junior Shelby Daiek said. “I can’t wait until next year.”
Although more experienced staff members won most of the awards that were taken home, a few new staff members, such as sophomore Julia Vasquez, won awards.
“It was awesome experiencing downtown Lansing,” junior Keaton Barbes said, “and getting to watch some of the students at our school get rewards.”
Senior Elizabeth Wilson was also named to the All-State Journalist Team for her work as the yearbook’s editor-in-chief, as well as editing the publication over the last two years.
“It was nice to get recognized for all the work we’ve done,” Wilson said.
In all, the publication staffs earned 64 individual awards.
“MIPA was exciting,” junior Chelsea Koger said. “When our school got called for the Spartan award, everyone was jumping up and down, clapping. I was so proud.”