KEMPA Journalism

Contests

2015 Individual Contest Winners:

Yearbook

Yearbook – Cover

Yearbook – Cover Best of Show

Christopher Mueller, Brookfield Central High School

 

Yearbook – Cover Excellent

Elk Grove High School

 

Yearbook – Cover Superior

Kelly Allen, Nicole Martin, Carly Kleiman, and Katie Starsky

Homestead High School “[email protected]

 

Yearbook – Cover Honorable Mention

Laurel Noack, Wausau West “Adventure Awaits”

 

Yearbook – Divider Pages

Yearbook – Divider Pages Best of Show

Christopher Mueller, Brookfield Central High School “Summer”

 

Yearbook – Divider Pages Excellent

Carly Kleiman, Homestead High School “PURPOSE”

Nicole Martin, Homestead High School “VICTORY”

 

Yearbook – Divider Pages Superior

Christopher Mueller, Brookfield Central High School “Spring”

 

Yearbook – Divider Pages Honorable Mention

Henry Taala, Richmond Burton “Quarter 2”

Riverside Brookfield High School “Spring”

Elk Grove High School 4-5

Elk Grove High School 72-73

Laurel Noack, Wausau West “Academics”

Laurel Noack, Wausau West “StudentLife”

 

Yearbook – Academics

Yearbook – Academic Spread Best of Show

Riverside Brookfield High School, “AP Testing”

 

Yearbook – Academic Spread Superior

Anusha Naik, Wausau West High School “Equating for Fun”

 

Yearbook – Academic Spread Excellent

Katie Starsky, Homestead High School “When Languages Collide”

Anusha Naik, Wausau West “Drama Is Discovered”

 

Yearbook – Academic Spread Honorable Mention

Elk Grove High School; Humanities, Languages

Elk Grove High School; “New Signature Device, Math”

Anusha Naik, Wausau West “Practice Pays Off”

 

Yearbook – Class/ Clubs/ Organizations

Yearbook – Class, Clubs, Orgs. Best of Show

Kelly Allen, Homestead High School [email protected]’Roles, Nothing but Nonsense

 

Yearbook – Class, Clubs, Orgs. Superior

Christopher Mueller, Brookfield Central High School “Neverland”

 

Yearbook – Class, Clubs, Orgs. Honorable Mention

Katie Starsky, Homestead High School “A More Humane Mikado Exists”

Sam Lindberg, Richmond Burton High School “A Picture”

Emily Burke, Richmond Burton High School “11 girls 1 storm”

Riverside Brookfield High School, “Best Buddies”

Riverside Brookfield High School, “Student Association”

Elk Grove High School; Band

Elk Grove High School; Robotics, Skills USA, Tech

Alex Seager, Wausau West High School “Chasing the Silver Screen”

Sydney Turner, Wausau West High School “Sharing French Culture”

 

Yearbook – Student Life

Yearbook – Student Life Best of Show

Emma Kumer, Brookfield Central High School “Summerfest: State Fair”

 

Yearbook – Student Life Superior

Emma Kumer, Brookfield Central High School “2014 Wrap-Up”

 

Yearbook – Student Life Excellent

Nicole Martin, Homestead High School “’Cause We’re Happy”

Alex Seager and Paige Haehlke, Wausau West High School “Students Seek Adventure”

 

Yearbook – Student Life Honorable Mention

Emma Kumer, Brookfield Central High School “Contents”

Sean Linnihan, Brookfield Central High School “Pink VS Blue”

Katie Starsky, Homestead High School “#Super Highlanders Fly Over Homecoming Week”

Katie Starsky, Homestead High School “We @re the Super Highlanders”

 

Yearbook – Sports

Yearbook – Sports Best of Show

Christopher Mueller, Brookfield Central High School “Ignite Our Remix”

 

Yearbook – Sports Superior

Nicole Martin, Homestead High School “Love Means Nothing In Tennis or Does It?”

 

Yearbook – Sports Excellent

Nicole Martin, Homestead High School “Work Hard Dance Hard”

Katya Mikhailenko, Homestead High School ”Who’s Making All the Racket”

 

Yearbook – Sports Honorable Mention

Emma Wade, Homestead High School “#OntheEdge”

 

Newspaper/ News/ Mag

Newspaper/ News/ Mag – Advertisements

Newspaper/ NewsMag Ads: Excellent

Gunnar Goetz, Stoughton High School “May Ad page”

Newspaper/ NewsMag Ads: Honorable Mention

Ethan Genter, Stoughton High School “Nov Ad page”

 

Newspaper/ News/ Mag – Cartoons

Newspaper/ NewsMag Cartoons: Best of Show

Frankie Bruno, Rolling Meadows High School “Hitting Snooze”

 

Newspaper/ NewsMag Cartoons: Superior

Samantha Lego, Superior High School “From Sports To Academics”

 

Newspaper/ NewsMag Cartoons: Excellent

Brenda Reyn, Stevenson High School “AP Gov Online”

Brenda Reyn, Stevenson High School “Ebola”

 

Newspaper/ NewsMag Cartoons: Honorable Mention

Brenda Reyn, Stevenson High School “Cali Consent”

 

Newspaper/ News/ Mag – News

Newspaper/ NewsMag News: Best of Show

Katy Roach, Stevenson High School, “AP Law”

Well-reported, well-written on a timely topic with a big impact on high school students.

 

Newspaper/ NewsMag News: Superior

Anna Kreynin, Homestead High School “Proving Performance”

Good reporting, good quotes on a very important topic. Got some controversy here.

 

Newspaper/ NewsMag News: Excellent

Andrew Rosenthal, Grayslake Central High School, “SB1 Legislation”

Meaty and complex topic, handled well.

 

Newspaper/ NewsMag News: Honorable Mention

Connor Kennedy, Libertyville High School “A Potential New set of classes”

Got substantive and candid commentary on an important topic.

Creede McClellan, Superior High School “Classrooms Tackle Racial Relations”

Kudos for tackling a sensitive and important topic, and getting candid responses. Could use improvement on packaging (not by classes, for example).

 

Newspaper/ News/ Mag – Features

Newspaper/ NewsMag Features: Best of Show

Emily Hanneman, Homestead High School “Cookiegate and Calorie Counts Cafeteria Adds Healthier Lunch Options”

Newspaper/ NewsMag Features: Superiors

Maddie Fricker, Homestead High School

“Prescription Drug Abuse Prevalent At Homestead”

Jenny Steinberg, Lake Zurich High School

“The Common People”

Newspaper/ NewsMag Features: Excellents

Carly Rubin, Homestead High School “ABCs Of A Wisconsin Summer”

Anjali Patel, Lakes High School “Laramie Project, Art Revealing Truth”

Courtney Veitch, Lake Zurich High School “To bæ or not to bæ”

Tess Melvin, Lake Zurich High School “Timeless Fight Equal Rights”

Megan Mowery, Stoughton High School “The Master Of Morbid”

Newspaper/ NewsMag Features: Honorable Mentions

Erika Miessner and Olivia Miller, Grayslake Central High School “Feminism Meaning”

Ashley Rayan, Grayslake North High School “Students eat bugs for AP Psychology”

Jenny Steinberg, Lake Zurich High School “The Untold Side of Abuse”

Mario Ljubic, Niles West High School “Gawo and Clark Find Wealth in Opulence Chicago

Mallory Giesen, Stoughton High School “Renaissance Man”

 

Newspaper/ News/ Mag – Team Reporting

Newspaper/ News Mag Team Reporting: Best of Show

Hannah Boufford and Mike Gasick, Libertyville High School “Cheat to complete”

 

Newspaper/ News Mag Team Reporting: Superior

Cindy Yao, Alex Shafran, Fathma Rahman, Sabrina Szos, Brenda Reyn, and Stephanie Namkoong,  Stevenson High School “Breaking Stereotypes”

 

Newspaper/ News Mag Team Reporting: Excellent

Jack Greenwood and Nick McGlynn, Stoughton High School “Let’s Talk about Suicide”

Megan Mowery and Corry Greenler, Stoughton High School “Do We Not See Color?”

 

Newspaper/ News Mag Team Reporting: Honorable Mention

Gunnar Goetz and Ryan Skotzke, Stoughton High School, “Are We Really So Different?”

 

Newspaper/ News/ Mag – Review Stories

Newspaper/ News Mag Review: Best of Show

Marissa Payne, Grayslake Central High School “All The Bright Places Book”

Newspaper/ News Mag Review: Superior

Gabriela Betancourt, Wausau West “Summer Must Reads 2015”

Newspaper/ News Mag Review: Excellents

Sam Svoboda, Rolling Meadows “Jupiter Ascending”

Ethan Genter, Stoughton High School “Fast and Delirious 7”

Newspaper/ News Mag Review: Honorable Mentions

Daniel Skinner, Grayslake Central High School “Mockingjay Film”

Ethan Kuehm, Rolling Meadows “Zombies”

Megan Mowery, Stoughton High School “Pizza Perfecta”

 

Newspaper/ News/ Mag – Opinion Columns

Newspaper/ News Mag Opinion Column: Best of Show

Connor Gray, Superior High School “Is Football Worth the Headache”

Newspaper/ News Mag Opinion Column: Superior

Megan Mowery, Stoughton High School “Why I’m Not All About That Bass”

Megan Mowery, Stoughton High School “Truth About Gender Wage Gap”

Newspaper/ News Mag Opinion Column: Excellents

Paulina Michael, Niles West High School ”Mental Health Care”

Summi Famule, Superior High School ”Nigerian Enjoys American”

Katy Roach, Stevenson High School, “Social Commentary”

Newspaper/ News Mag Opinion Column: Honorable Mentions

Kaylee Robinson, Niles West High Sschool “Why I’m Afraid for Black Boys Living in a White World”

Natalie D. Souza., Rolling Meadows “Misnaming Muslims”

Mallory Giesen, Stoughton High School ”Unspoken Trends Of Tumblr”

 

Newspaper/ News/ Mag – Staff Editorial

Newspaper/ News Mag Editorial: Best of Show

Homestead High School Editorial on district’s strategic compensation system

 

Newspaper/ News Mag Editorial: Superior

Stevenson High School “Online class offers new learning methods”

 

Newspaper/ News Mag Editorial: Excellent

Stoughton “Je suis Charlie”

Stoughton “A moment of silence in America, a day of indifference at SHS”

Libertyville “Too much testing?”

 

Newspaper/ News Mag Editorial: Honorable mentions

Grayslake North “Students must think twice before using their devices”

Rolling Meadows “Honoring through attendance”

Stevenson “Vaccine mandates necessary for public health”

 

Newspaper/ News/ Mag – Sports News

Newspaper/ News Magazine – Sports News Best of Show

Andrew Erickson, Superior High School “Thirteen-Time Champions”

 

Newspaper/ News Magazine – Sports News Superior

Shubhangi Joshi, Stevenson High School “Girls Bowling”

 

Newspaper/ News Magazine – Sports News Excellent

Holden Willmore, Superior High School “Senior Athlete Swims to Success”

Anna Jensen, Grayslake Central High School “Soccer Misses Sectionals”

 

Newspaper/ News Magazine – Sports News Honorable Mention

Lorena Lane, Superior High School “Multiple Weapons”

Namrata Sridhar, Stevenson High School “NSC Conference”

Natalie D’Souza, Rolling Meadows “NonStop”

Connor Sinclair, Grayslake North High School, “Football wins conference, advances to playoffs”

 

Newspaper/ News/ Mag – Sports Feature

Newspaper/ News Magazine – Sports Feature Best of Show

Gavin Good, Lakes High School “The Boy The Baton”

 

Newspaper/ News Magazine – Sports Feature Superior

Andy Olson, Lakes High School “Hansens Make Most of Snow”

Jemma Kim, Lake Zurich High School “Going the Extra 1000 Miles”

Lauranie Meyer and Emily Schmidt, Wausau West High School “Evolution of a Mascot”

 

Newspaper/ News Magazine – Honorable Mention

Katya Mikhailenko, Homestead High School “Athletes Of The Issue Represent Homestead All 4 Years”

Kyle Laska, Libertyville High School “Give It Up For Gary”

Katy Roach, Stevenson High School “Concussions”

Julia Olson, Stoughton High School “Kahl-in The Shots”

Megan Mowery, Stoughton High School “The Rebirth Of A Tradition”

 

Newspaper/ News/ Mag – Page One Design

Newspaper/ News/ Mag – Page One Design: Best of Show

Molly Riebau, Homestead High School “One Hard Pill to Swallow”

 

Newspaper/ News/ Mag – Page One Design: Superior

Sydney Roeper, Homestead High School “The Business of Paying Teachers”

 

Newspaper/ News/ Mag – Page One Design: Excellent

Jonny Erickson, Superior High School “Issue 1”

 

Newspaper/ News/ Mag – Page One Design: Honorable Mentions

Alice Vagun, Stevenson High School “AP Government”

 

Newspaper/ News/ Mag – Cover Design

Newspaper/ News Mag Cover Design: Best of Show

Max Goldberg, Grayslake Central High School “Issue 5”

 

Newspaper/ News Mag Cover Design: Superior

Anjali Patel, Lakes High School “October Cover”

 

Newspaper/ News Mag Cover Design: Excellent

Maxwell Freeman and TJ Fedikovich, Stoughton High School “What’s Your Fandom”

 

Newspaper/ News Mag Cover Design: Honorable Mentions

Laurel Noack, Wausau West High School

Maxwell Freeman and TJ Fedikovich, Stoughton High School “Do We Not See Color”

 

Newspaper/ News/ Mag – Double Truck Design

Newspaper/ News Mag Double Truck Design: Best of Show

Anusha Naik and Maggie Mataczynski, Wausau West High School “The Story Behind Size 0”

Newspaper/ News Mag Double Truck Design: Superior

Taylor Weise, Wausau West High School “Teams Build Together”

Newspaper/ News Mag Double Truck Design: Excellent

Sabrina Szos and Sarah Verschoor, Stevenson High School, “Football Champs”

Creede McClellan, Superior High School ”Issue 5”

Newspaper/ News Mag Double Truck Design: Honorable Mentions

Jemma Kim, Lake Zurich High School “Going the Extra 1000 Miles”

Abby St. Claire, Libertyville High School “Becoming Us”

 

Video Entries

Video News

Video News Best of Show:

Katrina Nickell, Niles West High School “She Kills Monsters”

http://www.nileswestnews.org/top-story/video-she-kills-monsters/

 

Video News Superior:

Merissa Barber-Smith and Allen Chen, La Follette High School

“La Follette Students Respond to Tony Robinson Shooting”

https://youtu.be/NjeP2iRcqqc

 

Video News Excellent:

Sydney Powers and Elizabeth Barnard Labrousse,  La Follette High School

“Preview of La Follette’s Legally Blonde”

https://youtu.be/n2jLjEGXgK4

Video News Honorable Mention:

Nathan Bennett and Allen Chen, La Follette High School, “La Follette’s Tiny Homes Efforts”

https://youtu.be/dPbi67__S34

 

Video Features

Video Features Superiors:

Ama Kyereme, Craig High School, “Ariel Shoots” https://youtu.be/JQ7c1MgA1mA

Katrina Nickell, Niles West High School, “Andy Gonzalez: A Passion for Fashion

http://www.nileswestnews.org/features/andy-gonzalez-a-passion-for-fashion/

 

Video Features – Excellents:

Darsea Hajdaregic, Niles West High School, “Robotics Club Shoots for National Competition”

http://www.nileswestnews.org/features/robotics-club-shoots-for-national-competition/

Caleb Sawyer, La Follette High School, “Did You Know? Lancer Mascot History” https://youtu.be/9317gr1s8bo

Nic Conklin, La Follette High School, “Meet Officer Mosley”

https://youtu.be/2HGwK_wmNGQ

 

Video Features – Honorable Mentions

Kyle Zur, Craig High School, “Nick Swings Sports”

http://tiny.cc/cn4u3_tyler

Lillian Riederer, La Follette High School, “Ceramics at La Follette High School”

https://youtu.be/7GUb3UDpPxs

Mahad Aly, La Follette High School, “International Students at La Follette HS”

https://youtu.be/HUrh_DlyDME

Video Sports

Video Sports – Best of Show:

Emily Stegich, Niles West High School

“Niles West Boys Gymnastics Makes History”

http://www.nileswestnews.org/videos/

Video Sports – Superior:

Kyle Zur, Craig High School

“Nick Swings Sports”

http://youtu.be/940VYbep9JA

 

Video Sports – Excellent:

Amadou Kromah, La Follette High School

“Homecoming 2014 Highlights”

https://youtu.be/riJdMqI77Yc

 

Online Entries

Online – Breaking News

Online Breaking News: Best of Show

Sana Kadir, Niles West High School, “Engineering Project Triggers Fire Alarm During Late Arrival” http://www.nileswestnews.org/news/breaking-news-engineering-project-triggers-fire-alarm-during-late-arrival/

 

Online Breaking News: Excellent

Aaron Glazer, Homestead High School “Long-time Teacher and Football Coach Accepts New Position”

homesteadhighlanderonline.com/4637/news/long-time-teacher-and-football-coach-accepts-new-position/

Emma Wade, Homestead High School “Plans to Change Final Exams Repealed”

homesteadhighlanderonline.com/6511/plan-to-change-final-exams-repealed/

 

Online – Blogs

Online Blogs: Best of Show

Molly Riebau, Homestead High School  “What’s in Your Closet?” homesteadhighlanderonline.com/6070/blogs/whats-in-your-closet-natalie-aldridge-shows-us-what-it-means-to-love-fashion

Online Blogs: Superior

Aaron Glazer, Homestead High School “Brewing Up America’s Pastime” homesteadhighlanderonline.com/7582/showcase/brewing-up-americas-pastime-managerial-change-inculates-renewed-vigor-and-inspiration

Online Blogs: Excellent

Margaret Martin, Homestead High School “25 Mile Radius to Let the Dogs Out”

homesteadhighlanderonline.com/7445/blogs/25-mile-radius-time-to-let-the-dogs-out/

Online Blogs: Honorable Mentions

Maddie Salata, Libertyville High School “Celebrity Style Icons” http://runwaytohallwaylhs.blogspot.com/2015/01/celebrity-style-icons.html

Maddie Salata, Libertyville High School “Get Look for Less: Fall Fashion” http://runwaytohallwaylhs.blogspot.com/2014/09/get-look-for-less-fall-fashion.html

 

Online – Interactive Graphic

Online Interactive Graphic: Best of Show

Bella Stechshulte, Homestead High School “Promposals” photo essay with Stellar homesteadhighlanderonline.com/6861/feature/prom-season-kicks-off-with-promposals

 

Online – Multimedia Packages

Online Multimedia Packages: Best of Show

Danna Tabachnik, Lake Zurich High School “The Holocaust Told by a Survivor” http://www.lzbearfacts.com/news/2015/06/03/the-holocaust-told-by-a-survivor/

 

Online Multimedia Packages: Superior

Kaylee Robinson and Katrina Nickell, Niles West High School “Athletic Programs Affected by Schools Early Start”

http://www.nileswestnews.org/sports/athletic-programs-affected-by-schools-early-start/

 

Online Multimedia Packages: Excellent

Alex Zoellick, Libertyville High School “You Don’t Know Riley” http://www.lhsdoi.com/3070/sports/you-dont-know-riley/

 

Online Multimedia Packages: Honorable Mentions

George Panoutsos and Katrina Nickell, Niles West High School “Nighthawks Hockey An Unrecognized Sport” http://www.nileswestnews.org/sports/nighthawks-hockey-an-unrecognized-sport/

 

PHOTO Entries

Action Photo

Best of show: Max Goldberg, Grayslake Central

Superior: Emily Butera, Niles West High School

Excellent: Max Goldberg, Grayslake Central

 

Feature Photo

Best of show: Emma Zander, Homestead High School

Superior: Carly Rubin, Homestead High School

Excellent: Emma Zander, Homestead High School

Honorable Mention: Max Goldberg, Grayslake Central

Honorable Mention: Carly Rubin, Homestead High School

 

Photo Illustration

Best of show: Carly Kleiman, Homestead High School

Superior: Dylan Pashke, Brookfield Central

Excellent: Max Goldberg, Grayslake Central

Contests