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Summer 2013

Vol. 36, No. 3

2013 NEWSPA Conference introduces new features by Barbara A. Benish NEWSPA Executive Secretary

The 2013 NEWSPA conference lasted only a day. But I hope you’re still celebrating your publications’ successes. We have already sent press releases to all area newspapers, so if you haven’t yet seen the story about your publications’ awards, you should shortly. Inside this newsletter, too, is a listing of all winners, as well as several of the winning articles, designs and photographs. But NEWSPA is more than just newspaper and yearbook contests. The 2013 conference, held April 17 at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, featured many top speakers from northeastern Wisconsin and as far away as Chicago. Keynote speaker Kirsten Strom, client services supervisor for Pandora, told students about her path to Pandora, which took skill, hard work and a little bit of luck to land the job at the company synonymous with internet radio. If you missed her speech, you can listen to the podcast at http://www.uwosh.edu/journalism/newspa/. Just click on the resources link to find it. You can also watch podcasts of Kevin Rau on “Yearbook Layout and Design,” Amanda Gojdosik on “Blogging about Food and Other Topics” and Sara Steffes Hansen and Brody Karmenzind on “What’s Your Klout and Why it Matters.” We tried something new this year— asking students and advisers to critique each session by doing a SurveyMonkey survey using their phones and iPods. While the response we received was good, we had few people who took the time to give feedback. For next year, we’ll be back to paper surveys to get more input. Still, here are just some of the comments: § Shane Nyman, “Writing Reviews” — “Shane was a great speaker who had some fantastic information to give. It was really interesting to hear him speak. Those who didn’t attend his session really missed out. “ § Brad Weber, “Using YouTube and Social Media to Market Yourself” —“Funny guy. Good examples.” § Nick Penzenstadler, “Get the Dirt” Harnessing Search Functions on the Web to Get the Story” — “It’s almost creepy what you can find out about people

online when you know where to look.” § Grace Lim, “It’s about You. Not! The Art of the Artful Column — “Had good samples of student work.” § Trent Scott, “Get the Most from Every Interview” — “Really interactive, helpful information.” § Amanda Gajdosik, Blogging About Food or Any Other Topic “ — “Loved her personality and presentation!” The live Twitter feed worked well again this year to keep students abreast of speakers and sessions. That will return in 2014. Also back will be Vince Filak, adviser to the Advance-Titan, offering one-on-one critiques with newspaper staffs. As much as schools loved his feedback, they also loved the book he created filled with all sorts of helpful hints. What was also exciting this year was that some of our speakers were NEWSPA alumni, including Penzenstadler and Gajdosik who came to NEWSPA as high school students and are now giving back to the organization as speakers. Others were UW-Oshkosh alumni, such as Amelia Compton Wolff, Melanie Cross and Brandon Berg. If there were a negative to the conference, it would be lower than expected attendance at about 350 students and advisers. I’ll be emailing schools to see why they didn’t come, and if the reason is financial, we’ll look to create some type of scholarship program to help pay for substitute teachers, buses, or whatever need they have. I hope to have more on that in our Fall newsletter. Can we improve the conference? Of course. That’s why we do the surveys and ask for your feedback. We need — and want —your comments. Good and bad. The board will be meeting in October to begin planning for the 2014 conference. If you have ideas about the conference or contest, email those to me at benish@uwosh.edu. Yes, it’s a lot of work to put together a conference with 40-plus speakers and nearly 400 students and advisers. But when you see the students engaged and staying after to meet with presenters, you know it’s worth it. You know that they are going back to their school, once again excited to work on their high school yearbooks or newspapers. You know that those high school students are the future journalism professionals who will be giving their wisdom at NEWSPA conferences within a few years. And what could be better than that?


Table of Contents

features

03 08 14

Newspaper samples

17

Yearbook samples

23

Coll wins 2013 Skip Zacher Award

2013 Newspaper winners

A complete list of winners in the newspaper category from large, medium and small schools.

A handful of this year’s first place winners in the newspaper category.

2013 Yearbook winners

A complete list of winners from the yearbook category from large, medium and small schools.

Some of the best work from the yearbook category.

Former Oshkosh journalism professor and NEWSPA creater wins the annual award.

thank you! NEWSPA would like to thank all of the people who made this year’s conference a success including: NEWSPA Board of Directors for their guidance Cindy Schultz Haley Walters Mike Cowling Miles Maguire Sara Steffes Hansen Grace Lim Vince Filak Journalism Department Student Assistants: Heather Smith Grace Riggert Kaila Kissinger Hannah Opacich Brody Karmenzind Jasmine Buchberger Judy Schultz Gary Coll Wayne Abler for podcasting NEWSPA sessions Joe Blohm and UW Oshkosh Parking Lisa Goetsch and Reeve Union Staff All of our speakers and judges Photographers Alex Beld and Deniz Cakmak

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Writing Division

2013 Newspaper Winners

News Story-General - Large School Judge: Isral DeBruin, Ed Together. Medium & Small School Judge: Candy Czernicki, Psych Central. Large 1st Joshua Serchen , Hartford Union 2nd Daphne Thompson, Oshkosh West 3rd Jaimie Anderson & Laurel Noack, Wausau West

Medium 1st Jacqueline Schaefer, Plymouth 2nd Lindsay McLaughlin, Cedarburg 3rd Daniel Schwartz, Plymouth

Small 1st Andrew Krause, Chilton 2nd Andrew Krause, Chilton 3rd Becca Wenig, Berlin

Feature Story; Entertaining - Large School Judge: Jordan DeChambre, Company B Brand Marketing. Medium &Small School Judge: Stefanie Scott, Jamar Health Products. Large 1st Hannah Schacherl, Oshkosh West 2nd Taylor Raether, Hartford Union 3rd Megan Diermeier, Oshkosh West

Medium 1st Maggie Chandler, Plymouth

2nd Heather Sheridan, Cedarburg 3rd No Winner

Small 1st Anna Lund, Wautoma 2nd Jena Jarman & Conner McHugh, Sevastopol 3rd Payton DeMaster, Berlin

Feature Story; Personality Profile - Large School Judge: David Wise, WisPolitics.com. Medium & Small School Judge: Amelia Compton Wolff, Fox Cities Magazine. News Story; Academic/Class Related or Extracurricular - Large School Judge: Amber Paluch, Green Bay Press-Gazette. Medium & Small School Judge: Stephanie Barnard, CNI Newspapers. Large 1st Daphne Thompson, Oshkosh West 2nd Lisa Fowle & Emily Ramthun, Wausau West 3rd Emma Thompson, Oshkosh West

Medium 1st Madison Goldbeck, Plymouth 2nd Paige Kent, Plymouth 3rd No Winner

Small 1st Hailey Prachel, Berlin 2nd Stephen Parent, Sheboygan Falls 3rd No Winner

Large 1st Sami Gibson, Oshkosh West 2nd Madeleine Trtan, Fond du Lac 3rd Brianna Albee & Erin Osness, Wausau West

Medium 1st Maggie McConnaha, Plymouth 2nd Lauren Rehfeldt, Cedarburg

3rd Billy Kobin & Jacob Stalsberg, Cedarburg

Small 1st Payton DeMaster, Berlin 2nd Danielle Fralish, Berlin

3rd Andrew Krause, Chilton

Feature Story; News Based - Large School Judge: Jim Collar, Appleton Post Crescent. Medium & Small School Judge: Jennifer Woldt, Oshkosh Northwestern. Large 1st Sam Allen, Appleton North 2nd Rachel Schneider, Fond du Lac 3rd Lisa Fowle & Emily Ramthun, Wausau West

Medium 1st Lucas Mortensen, Cedarburg 2nd Sally Paese, Plymouth 3rd No Winner

News Story; Sports - Large School Judge: Dan Kohn, Appleton Post Crescent. Medium & Small School Judge: Ben Wideman, Manitowoc Herald Times. Large 1st Maigan Czarnecki & Keirsten Cossette, Wausau West 2nd Rachael Schneider, Fond du Lac 3rd Austin Wooldridge, Oshkosh West

Medium 1st Jackie Her, Elisabeth Rohman & Kelsey Ziemer, Cedarburg 2nd Maggie Chandler, Plymouth 3rd Erika Proehl, Cedarburg

Small 1st Shayla Ferrel, Berlin

2nd Peter Schrader, Berlin 3rd Nick Bruno, Sevastopol

Small 1st Lauren Schmidt, Berlin 2nd Danielle Fralish, Berlin 3rd Nate Hawlish & Jake Hoffman, Wautoma

Feature Story; Sports - Large, Medium & Small School Judge: Brandon Berg, Chippewa Falls Herald. Large 1st Aaditi Naik, Wausau West 2nd Tanvi Kumar, Fond du Lac 3rd Joshua Serchen, Hartford Union

Medium 1st Jenna Mrotek & Erika Proehl, Cedarburg 2nd Jacob Quick, Cedarburg 3rd Mitch Tournour, Plymouth

Small 1st Peter Schrader, Berlin 2nd Jenna Horn, Berlin 3rd No Entry

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2013 Newspaper Winners

Editorial - Large School Judge: Gary Coll, Professor Emeritus, UW-Oshkosh. Medium & Small School Judge: Alex Hummel, UW-Oshkosh. Large 1st Evan Ash, Green Bay East 2nd Joshua Serchen, Hartford Union 3rd Sam Allen, Appleton North

Medium 1st Rachael Heiss, Mattlynn Mossberg, Nina Matti & Lindsay McLaughlin, Cedarburg 2nd Tim Melland, Stoughton 3rd Maggie Paese, Plymouth

Small 1st Emma Hargrave, Berlin

Reviews - Large, Medium & Small School Judge: Shane Nyman, Appleton Post Crescent. Large 1st Blake Jelinski, Green Bay East 2nd Austin Woolridge, Oshkosh West 3rd Matt Kahn, Hartford Union

Medium 1st Katherine Willden, Cedarburg 2nd Sarah Clapp, Cedarburg 3rd Maggie Paese, Plymouth

Small 1st Sam Potier, Sevastopol

2nd Payton DeMaster, Berlin 3rd Christopher Barry, Chilton

2nd Jenna Horn, Berlin 3rd No Entry

Column; Humorous - Large, Medium & Small School Judge: Wyatt Brothers, Northwestern University. Large 1st Aaditi Naik, Wausau West

In-Depth Reporting I - Large, Medium & Small School Judge: Paul Srubas, Green Bay Press-Gazette. Large 1st Alicia Craig & Daphne Thompson, Oshkosh West

2nd Tanvi Kumar, Fond du Lac

2nd Sydney Inks, Fond du Lac

3rd Joshua Serchen, Hartford Union

3rd Alexa Trembly, Logan Fassbinder & Haley

Medium 1st Jenna Mrotek & Erika Proehl, Cedarburg 2nd Jacob Quick, Cedarburg 3rd Mitch Tournour, Plymouth

Small 1st Peter Schrader, Berlin

Lentz, Oshkosh West

Medium 1st Nisrine Taamallah & Annalise Panthofer, Stoughton

2nd Jenna Horn, Berlin

2nd Gina Strohbach, Cedarburg

3rd No Entry

3rd Chris Verga & Common Sense Staff, Cedar-

Column; Serious - Large, Medium & Small School Judge: Mary Buckley, Community Newspapers. Large 1st Meg Welsh, Neenah 2nd Joe Westenberg, Green Bay East

burg

Small 1st No Winner 2nd Peter Schrader, Berlin 3rd Annissa Haedt, Berlin

3rd No Winner

Medium 1st Amy Chart, Stoughton 2nd Cassi Ott, Stoughton 3rd Erika Proehl, Cedarburg

Small 1st No Winner

In-Depth Reporting II - Large School Judge: Patti Zarling, Green Bay Press-Gazette. Medium & Small School Judge: Angie Landsverk, Freelancer. Large 1st Alicia Craig, Daphne Thompson & Haley

2nd Hailey Prachel, Berlin

Lentz, Oshkosh West

3rd No Winner

2nd Alicia Craig, Daphne Thompson, Logan Anderson & Mckenzie Lowe, Oshkosh West

Column; Sports - Large, Medium & Small School Judge: Julie Larson, Green Bay Press-Gazette. Large 1st Meg Welsh, Neenah 2nd Joe Westenberg, Green Bay East 3rd No Winner

Medium 1st Amy Chart, Stoughton 2nd Cassi Ott, Stoughton 3rd Erika Proehl, Cedarburg

Small 1st No Winner

3rd Abigail Edmonds & Maya Murzello, Appleton North

Medium 1st Norse Star Staff, Stoughton 2nd Norse Star Staff, Stoughton 3rd Billy Kobin & Mattlynn Mossberg, Cedarburg

Small 1st Payton DeMaster, Shayla Ferrel, Danielle Fralish & Anissa Haedt, Berlin 2nd Jenna Horn, Shayla Ferrel & Hailey Prachel,

2nd Hailey Prachel, Berlin

Berlin

3rd No Winner

3rd No Entry

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Design Division

2013 Newspaper Winners

Comic Strips - Large, Medium & Small School Judge: Joe Heller, Green Bay Press-Gazette. Large 1st Abigail Zabronsky, Appleton North 2nd Ajer Qureshi, Neenah 3rd No Entry

Medium No Entries Small 1st Stephen Parent, Sheboygan Falls 2nd Ka Lia Vang, Sheboygan Falls 3rd Sean McDowell, Sevastopol

Editorial Cartoons - Large, Medium & Small School Judge: Joe Heller, Green Bay Press-Gazette. Large 1st Kelly Krill, Hartford Union 2nd No Winner 3rd No Winner

Medium 1st Danny Mork, Stoughton

Hand-Rendered Illustrations - Large, Medium & Small School Judge: Kevin Rau, Rauhaus Design and UW-Oshkosh. Large 1st Abigail Zabronsky, Appleton North 2nd Abigail Zabronsky, Appleton North 3rd No Winner

Medium No Entries Small 1st Stephen Parent, Sheboygan Falls 2nd No Winner 3rd No Entry

Page Design/Layout - Large, Medium & Small School Judge: Dan Fiser, Freelance. Large 1st Christine Moua, Fond du Lac

2nd Jazz Schafstall, Plymouth

2nd Jaimie Anderson, Wausau West

3rd Hanna Klecka, Plymouth

3rd Abigail Edmonds, Appleton North

Small 1st Stephen Parent, Sheboygan Falls

Medium 1st Rachael Heiss & Mattlynn Mossberg, Cedar-

2nd Emma Hargrave, Berlin

burg

3rd No Winner

2nd Norse Star Staff, Stoughton

Ads - Large, Medium & Small School Judge: Sara Steffes Hansen, UW-Oshkosh. Large 1st Matt Kahn, Hartford Union 2nd Haley Lentz, Oshkosh West

3rd Quinn Wermuth, Stoughton

Small 1st Shayla Ferrel, Berlin 2nd Nick Bruno & Sam Potier, Sevastopol 3rd Hailey Prachel, Berlin

3rd Karalyn Niemeyer, Wausau West

Medium 1st Vivian TenHaken, Plymouth 2nd No Entry 3rd No Entry

Small 1st Kayla Theune, Plymouth 2nd No Entry 3rd No Entry

Logo Design - Large, Medium & Small School Judge: Dan Fiser, Freelance. Large 1st No Winners

Photo Illustration - Large, Medium & Small School Judge: Kevin Rau, Rauhaus Design and UW-Oshkosh. Large 1st Adam Yarish & Brianna Albee, Wausau West 2nd No Winner 3rd No Winner

Medium 1st No Winner 2nd No Winner 3rd Dylan McHale, Plymouth

Small No Entries

2nd No Entry 3rd No Winner

Medium 1st No Winner 2nd No Entries 3rd No Winner

Small 1st No Winner 2nd Anna Lund, Wautoma 3rd No Entry

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Photography division

2013 Newspaper Winners

News Photo - Large, Medium & Small School Judge: Photo Club, UW-Oshkosh. Large 1st Monica Begley, Oshkosh West

Open Photo - Large, Medium & Small School Judge: Photo Club, UW-Oshkosh. Large 1st Adam Yarish, Wausau West

2nd Laurel Noack, Wausau West

2nd Alex Wesenberg, Oshkosh West

3rd No Winner

3rd No Winner

Medium 1st Kayla Theune, Plymouth

Medium 1st No Winner

2nd Amber Lilyquist, Plymouth

2nd No Entry

3rd No Entry

3rd Paige Kent, Plymouth

Small 1st No Winner 2nd & 3rd No Entries

Sports Photo - Large, Medium & Small School Judge: Photo Club, UW-Oshkosh.

Small 1st Adina Kaginoff, Sheboygan Falls 2nd Adina Kaginoff, Sheboygan Falls 3rd No Entry

Large 1st Aaditi Naik, Wausau West 2nd Ben Kilcoyne, Wausau West 3rd Courtney Schroeder, Oshkosh West

Student-Developed Website division

2nd Kayla Theune, Plymouth

Writing - Large, Medium & Small School Judge: Amanda Betts, Stellar Blue

Medium 1st Mitch Tournour, Plymouth 3rd No Entry

Small 1st No Winner 2nd Adina Kaginoff, Sheboygan Falls 3rd Adina Kaginoff, Sheboygan Falls

Feature Photo - Large, Medium & Small School Judge: Photo Club, UW-Oshkosh.

Large 1st Satellite Staff, Neenah 2nd Tanvi Kumar, Fond du Lac 3rd Cody Kennedy, Wausau West

Medium No Entries Small No Entries

Large 1st Adam Yarish, Wausau West 2nd Marissa Sugrue, Oshkosh West 3rd David E. Wagner III, Oshkosh North

Medium 1st Sally Paese, Plymouth 2nd Paige Kent, Plymouth 3rd No Entry

Small 1st No Entry

Photographs/Graphics - Large, Medium & Small School Judge: Amanda Betts, Stellar Blue Large No Winner

Medium No Entries Small No Entries

2nd Adina Kaginoff, Sheboygan Falls 3rd No Entry

Essay and Series Photo(s) - Large, Medium & Small School Judge: Photo Club, UW-Oshkosh. Large 1st Tara Daly, Oshkosh West 2nd Laurel Noack, Wausau West 3rd Samantha Noll, Wausau West

Medium 1st No Winner

Site Design - Large, Medium & Small School Judge: Amanda Betts, Stellar Blue Large 1st Satellite Staff, Neenah 2nd Cardinal Columns Staff, Fond du Lac 3rd Jaimie Anderson, Wausau West

Medium No Entries Small No Entries

2nd & 3rd No Entries

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Publication Division

2013 Newspaper Winners

Publication - Large, Medium & Small School Judge: Deb Rothenberger, Brandon Valley High School, Brandon, SD. Large, Published through a j-class

Blue Ribbon Honors

Chronicle Staff, Hartford Union

Small, Published through a j-class

Blue Ribbon Honors

The Red ‘n’ Green Staff, Berlin

Pioneer Chips Staff, Sevastopol

Red Ribbon Honors

Warrior’s Word Staff, Wausau West

Prolwer Staff, Chilton

Cardinal Columns Staff, Fond du Lac

No Entry

No Entry

Red Ribbon Honors

White Ribon Honors

White Ribon Honors

Large, Not published through a j-class

Blue Ribbon Honors

Index Staff, Oshkosh West Noctiluca Staff, Appleton North

Red Ribbon Honors

Hi-Light Staff, Green Bay East

North Star Staff, Oshkosh North

No Entry

Small, Not published through a j-class

Blue Ribbon Honors

No Entry

No Entry

The Talon Staff, Sheboygan Falls

Red Ribbon Honors White Ribon Honors

White Ribbon Honors

Large, Online published through a j-class

Red Ribbon Honors

Satellite Staff, Neenah Medium, Published through a j-class

Blue Ribbon Honors

Norse Star Staff, Stoughton

Hi-Lights Staff, Plymouth

No Entry

Red Ribbon Honors

White Ribon Honors

Medium, Not published through a j-class

Blue Ribbon Honors

Common Sense Staff, Cedarburg

No Entry

No Entry

Red Ribbon Honors

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1st Place News Story: General

Andrew Krause Chilton High School Small School

Comments This story is nearly perfect. The lead is perfect-info packed and makes the reader want to read further. I would have put the explanation for the band’s name higher up, but otherwise, there is very little to say besides “outstanding job.” Nice blend of information and supporting quotes. Very well done!

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1st Place Column: Sports

Kayla Nieskes Hartford Union High School Large School

Comments

Very nice column-good personal touch combined with facts and a motivating argument to get into the gym. Maybe consider a quote from a physical fitness instructor or someone just starting a fitness program to add depth to the argument.

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1st Place Feature Story: Sports

Jenna Mrotek and Erica Proehl Cedarburg High School Small School

Comments

Really good and interesting idea. Good range of sources and information. I’m assuming “orangest” is supposed to be “oranges”, but beyond that typo word choice is fine. The lead could use some livening up, but leads to the point. Overall Comments: A fun story. A few small errors that need to be tightened up, but overall it was enjoyable to read.

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1st Place Writing and Site Design

Satellite Staff Neenah High School Large School

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1st Place Sports Photo

Aaditi Naik Wausau West High School Large School

Comments

Good quality for the amount of movement. Overall, good lighting. Some highlights on the face cause some quality to be lost. Solid job giving players room above and below. Overall: Good quality and lighting. Most gyms are not well lit, which makes it difficult to get both. uwosh.edu/journalism/newspa 12


1st Place News Photo

Monica Begley Oshkosh West High School Large School

Comments

This is interesting; great job getting into the crowd. However, the photo is dark, although it does not appear to be a gloomy day. It is kind of a fine line between having a photo that looks how it looked when you were there and one that is light enough. There is a lot of white space in the top right part of the picture; that takes away from the rest of the photo. Another angle that had another flag taking up that space would help. Overall: Great idea/shot. It gives the perspective of being a member of the crowd, which helps put the reader in the story. In the future, pay attention to large white or black spaces. uwosh.edu/journalism/newspa 13


General Division

2013 Yearbook Winners

Divider Large 1st Maggie Lesselyong, Appleton West

World, National, State or Local Story Large 1st Aaditi Naik, Wausau West

2nd Marcus Newton & Aaditi Naik, Wausau West

2nd Maggie Kessenich & Lauren Salzbrenner,

3rd Alexandra Ritchie, Sheboygan North

Sheboygan North

Medium 1st Alexis Dejardin, Ashwaubenon

2nd Alexis Dejardin, Ashwaubenon

3rd Maggie Kessenich, Sheboygan North

Medium No Entries

3rd No Entry

Small 1st Tori Oldenburg & Mallory Rankin, Sevastopol

Small 1st Margaret Giblin & Lucy Bley, Sevastopol

2nd Faydra Cronin, Wautoma

2nd No Winner

3rd Thomas Schmidt, Wautoma

3rd No Entry

Academic, Class or Related Story Large 1st Brianna Albee, Wausau West 2nd Alexandra Ritchie, Sheboygan North 3rd Jaimie Anderson, Wausau West

Medium 1st Nicole Gottfredsen, Ashwaubenon 2nd Hailey Schaefer, Ashwaubenon 3rd No Entry

Small 1st Monica Salmeri, Sevastopol 1st Emma Schad & Sarah Miley, Sheboygan Falls 2nd Margaret Giblin, Sevastopol 3rd No Winner

Sports Story Large 1st Lisa Fowle, Wausau West 2nd Ashley Goslin, Wausau West 3rd Alexandra Ritchie, Sheboygan North

Medium 1st Sam Maes, Ashwaubenon

2nd Lauren Lucius, Ashwaubenon 3rd No Entry

Small 1st Gabby Giblin, Sevastopol 1st Emilie Burkhardt & Emily Schaefers, Sheboygan Falls

Copy Package Large 1st Kylie Gazzolo, Wausau West 2nd Jennifer Drews, Sheboygan North 3rd Aaditi Naik, Tarin Rayala & Lexus Hagedorn, Wausau West

Medium 1st Alexis Dejardin, Ashwaubenon 2nd Riley Miller, Ashwaubenon 3rd No Entry

Small 1st Terre Felhofer, Sevastopol 2nd Anna Lund, Shelby Hobbs & Ruby Perez, Wautoma 3rd Nate Hawlish & Taylor Schmidt, Wautoma

Double Page Spread; Academic Life Large 1st Samantha Jansen & Jennifer Drews, Sheboygan North 2nd Brianna Albee, Karalyn Niemeyer & Laurel Noack, Wausau West 3rd Mai Kou Lor, Wausau West

Medium No Entries

Small 1st Jackson Popelka, Sevastopol

2nd No Winner

2nd Jordan Ostrand, Sevastopol

3rd No Winner

3rd David Kowalczyk & Anna Lund, Wautoma

Extracurricular Story Large 1st Aaditi Naik, Wausau West 2nd Lisa Fowle & Maigan Czarnecki, Wausau West 3rd Erin Johnson, Sheboygan North

Medium No Entries

Small 1st Mia Meyer, Sheboygan Falls 2nd No Winner 3rd Autumn Schartner, Sevastopol

Double Page Spread; Sports Large 1st Maddie Bauer & Kristen Pawlek, Sheboygan North 2nd Maggie Lesselyong, Appleton West 3rd Lyle Plueddeman, Oshkosh North

Medium No Entries

Small 1st Jordan Theobald, Sheboygan Falls 1st Faydra Cronin, Yvette Gonzalez & Tricia Schneider, Wautoma 2nd Margaret Giblin, Sevastopol 2nd Sarah Miley, Sheboygan Falls 3rd Holly Bender, Wautoma High School

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2013 Yearbook Winners Double Page Spread; Clubs & Organizations Large 1st Lauren Hundley, Sheboygan North

Design Division

Hand-Rendered Illustrations Large 1st Sheng Chang, Maigan Czarnecki, Daravanh

2nd Mai Kou Lor, Wausau West

Moua & Grace Clendenen, Wausau West

3rd Maggie Lesselyong, Appleton West

2nd Jamie Nusbaum, Sheboygan North

Medium No Entries

3rd Laurel Noack & Karalyn Niemeyer, Wausau West

Small 1st Elodie Huston, Sheboygan Falls 2nd Tricia Schneider, Taylor Schmidt & Nate Hawlish, Wautoma

Medium No Entries Small 1st Thomas Schmidt, Wautoma

3rd Nate Hawlish, Holly Bender & Airikka Welch,

2nd No Entry

Wautoma

3rd No Entry

Double Page Spread; Student Life Large 1st Alexandra Ritchie, Sheboygan North 2nd Sommer Hill & MacKenzie Kunstman, Oshkosh North 3rd No Winner

Medium 1st Alexis Dejardin, Ashwaubenon 2nd Lauren Lucius, Ashwaubenon 3rd No Entry

Small 1st Gabby Giblin, Sevastopol 2nd Anna Lund, Wautoma 3rd Taylor Schmidt & Nate Hawlish, Wautoma

Opening and Closing Large 1st Marcus Newton & Aaditi Naik, Wausau West 2nd Erin Johnson & Katie Sonnentag, Sheboygan North 3rd Emma Lenz & Jenny Bellin, Oshkosh North

Medium 1st Alexis Dejardin, Ashwaubenon 2nd No Entry 3rd No Entry

Small 1st Tori Oldenburg & Mallory Rankin, Sevastopol 1st Elodie Huston, Sheboygan Falls 2nd Nate Hawlish & Ruby Perez, Wautoma 3rd No Entry

Ads Large 1st Abbey Schubert, Sheboygan North 2nd Keirsten Cossette, Wausau West 3rd Alida Thao, Oshkosh North

Medium No Entries

Small 1st Jake Hoffman, Wautoma 2nd Cori Duket, Wautoma 3rd No Entry

Index Design Large 1st Cora Markowski-Boerst, Sheboygan North 2nd Brianna Albee, Karalyn Niemeyer & Julie Edwards, Wausau West 3rd Maggie Lesselyong, Appleton West

Medium No Entries

Small 1st Terre Felhofer & Gabby Giblin, Sevastopol 2nd No Entry 3rd No Entry

Photo Illustration Large 1st Maggie Lesselyong, Appleton West 2nd Karalyn Niemeyer & Laurel Noack, Wausau West 3rd Maggie Lesselyong, Appleton West

Medium No Entries

Small 1st Tori Oldenburg, Sevastopol 2nd No Entry 3rd No Entry

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2013 Yearbook Winners Page Design and Layout Large 1st Chelsea Weis, Wausau West 2nd Chelsea Weis, Wausau West 3rd Cora Markowski-Boerst & Sarah Cheney, Sheboygan North

Medium No Entries

Photography Division

Sports Photo Large 1st A. J. Colombana, Oshkosh North 2nd Heather Brown, Wausau West 3rd Jennifer Drews, Sheboygan North

Medium 1st Hailey Schaefer, Ashwaubenon 2nd No Winner 3rd No Entry

Small No Entries Logo Large 1st Chelsea Weis, Wausau West 2nd Emma Lenz, Oshkosh North 3rd No Entry

Medium No Entries Small No Entries Cover Design Large 1st Maggie Lesselyong, Appleton West 2nd Oshkosh West 3rd Annie VanZeeland, Sheboygan North

Medium 1st Alexis Dejardin, Ashwaubenon 2nd No Entry 3rd No Entry

Small 1st Tori Oldenburg & Mallory Rankin, Sevastopol 2nd No Entry 3rd No Entry

Small 1st Genevieve Gates, Sheboygan Falls 1st Ruby Perez, Wautoma 2nd Noah Van Wyke, Sheboygan Falls 2nd Yvette Gonzalez, Wautoma 3rd No Winner

Candid Photo Large 1st Brianna Albee, Wausau West 2nd Kabao Lor, Wausau West 3rd Allison Knapp, Oshkosh West

Medium 1st Hailey Schaefer, Ashwaubenon 2nd Alexis Dejardin, Ashwaubenon 3rd No Entry

Small 1st Noah Van Wyke, Sheboygan Falls 1st Tricia Schneider, Wautoma 2nd No Entry 3rd No Entry

Open Photo Large 1st Nate Graveen, Wausau West 2nd A. J. Colombana, Oshkosh North 3rd Meghan Belanger, Sheboygan North

Publication Division

Yearbook Large 1st Polaris Staff, Sheboygan North

Medium 1st Brian Lauscher, Ashwaubenon 2nd Riley Miller, Ashwaubenon 3rd No Entry

Small 1st Ruby Perez, Wautoma

1st Aurora Staff, Wausau West

2nd No Entry

2nd Reflections Staff, Oshkosh North

3rd No Entry

Medium 3rd Clarion Staff, Appleton West

3rd Notebook Staff, Oshkosh West 1st The Paw Staff, Ashwaubenon 2nd No Entry 3rd No Entry

Small 1st Pioneer Staff, Sevastopol 2nd No Winner 3rd Pangissin Staff, Sheboygan Falls

Group Photo Large 1st Allison Knapp, Oshkosh West 2nd Maxine Yang, Oshkosh North 3rd Sarah Cheney, Sheboygan North

Medium No Entries

Small 1st Noah Van Wyke, Sheboygan Falls 2nd No Entry 3rd No Entry

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1st Place Sports Photo

Hailey Schaefer Ashwaubenon High School Medium School

Comments

A great shot that has some good feel to it. The facial expression on the kid works well. There’s a bit too much room behind him. It would work better if he were a little less to the left of center (not directly in the center) or if you had the base in the shot somehow. Still, its a solid image and it’s framed up nicely.

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1st Place Doubld Page Spread: Clubs and Organizations

Elodie Huston Sheboygan Falls High School Small School

Comments

A spread like this is tough because the art is often weak. However, you found a few good shot and made good use of them. You need to work on image hierarchy and make something dominant on the spread. You also need to work on placing the text in an easier-to-read format in terms of spacing, leading, columns and more. Still, this has potential.

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1st Place Cover Design

Maggie Lesselyong Appleton West High School Large School

Comments

Classic covers often get overlooked, but this one is a keeper. Good use of the colors, the die-cuts and the seal on the front. This exudes class and it really is a keeper. Good job.

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1st Place Opening and Closing

Tori Oldenburg & Mallory Rankin Sevestopol High School Small School

Comments

Nice use of the hands and feet to serve as an opening and a close. Good job creating a theme that worked from the beginning to the end of the book.

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1st Place Open Photo

Ruby Perez Wautoma High School Small School

Comments

A nice shot of the band folks. I like that I can read “Wautoma” on the one kid’s sleeve. It’s a posed photo, but it’s still a nice slice of high school life. Crop in tighter on the left-hand edge of the frame so that the image is a bit more balanced. The rest works.

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1st Place Sports Photo

A.J. Colombana Oshkosh North High School Large School

Comments

This photo was a great one for a number of reasons. You did a nice job of freezing the moment and giving your readers something fantastic. The composition of the image is great and the moment itself is as well: You have what appears to be a shot of desperation, with one of your players surrounded by four of theirs. The expression on the face of the shooter is one of that blind desperation while the expression on the defender behind her is great as well. Nice job.

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Coll wins 2013 Skip Zacher Award by Haley Walters The 2013 Skip Zacher Friend of Scholastic Journalism Award was given to former UW Oshkosh professor and NEWSPA founder, Gary Coll, at the annual NEWSPA luncheon. Coll began what was to become NEWSPA in 1969 when he visited local high schools with his journalism students to brainstorm ideas for their newspapers and yearbooks. “When I began what is now NEWSPA, I had no idea how important it would become to the practice of scholastic journalism in this area,” Coll said. Since then, the program has grown to include high schools from all over the state and hundreds of students each year. “Without him there would be no NEWSPA,” NEWSPA executive secretary Barbara Benish said. “He had the foresight to realize an organization like this was needed to promote the field of journalism and to educate high school students about its career posPhoto by Alex Beld sibilities.” Former Skip Zacher Award recipient Lucal Cleary presents Gary Coll with Coll began teaching at Oshkosh the 2013 Skip Zacher Award for his dedication to NEWSPA since 1969. in 1969 and also served as Oshkosh’s Although Coll is retired, he keeps yearbook adviser from 1969-74 and nalism Department in 1983-89 and up with the department and his forthe adviser of the campus newspaper retired from teaching in 2005. “[He had a] great rapport with mer students. from 1983-89. “Many alumni have kept in touch He began taking students to lo- the students in his classes and while cal high schools during his first year he was chairperson,” former journal- with Gary over the years, some stopof teaching and continued to expand ism secretary Judy Schultz said. “As ping by the office, others calling and chairperson of the department, he visiting at J-department reunions,” NEWSPA with the help of others. was always on top Schultz said. “I have alWithout him, there would Oshkosh alum Jillane Zellner Fredof things and had a ways greatly adgood working rela- ericks recalled how Coll helped her be mired everyone be no NEWSPA. He had the tionship with fellow successful in her career. who came along foresight to realize an organi“Dr. Gary Coll encouraged me to faculty members, to contribute zation like this was needed. campus administra- utilize the journalism skills I learned at and help to adBarbara A. Benish tors and other de- UWO and apply them to the sales and vance NEWSPA NEWSPA Executive Secretary partments on cam- marketing field,” Zellner Fredericks to become the said. pus.” significant force Coll remains involved in NEWSPA Besides teaching, Coll has also it has become,” Coll said. “I am espeas a volunteer judge and registration cially proud to have been selected as a published various articles and books. In 2003 he was awarded Osh- desk worker. recipient of the Skip Zacher Friend of “For more than 40 years, he has Scholastic Journalism Award and have kosh���s Edward M. Penson Distinmy name inscribed alongside some of guished Teaching Award which is given dedicated his time and efforts to annually to one to three professors for NEWSPA,” Benish said. “Thousand of those people.” students have benefited from that.” He became the chair of the Jour- their excellence in teaching.

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2012-2013 nEWsPA Board Members

Sara Marquardt, President (2015) Reflections (yearbook) Oshkosh North High School 1100 W. Smith Ave. Oshkosh, WI 54901-1896 920-424-4020, ext. 2684 sara.marquardt@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

Rebecca Rousseau (2015) Tigil, (newspaper) Gillett High School 208 W. Main St. Gillett, WI 54124-0227 920-855-2137 rrousseau@gillett.k12.wi.us

Susan Carlson (2015) The Hi-Light (newspaper) Green Bay East High School 1415 E. Walnut St. Green Bay, WI 54301-4305 920-448-2090 scarlson@greenbay.k12.wi.us

Trent Scott (2016) The Index (yearbook) Ashwaubenon High School 2391 S.Ridge Road Ashwaubenon, WI 54304 (920) 492-2955 ext. 5126 eslowinski@ashwaubenon.k12.wi.us

Lucas Cleary (2015) Hi-Lights (newspaper) Plymouth High School 125 S. Highland Ave. Plymouth, WI 53073-2599 920-893-6911, ext. 1538 lcleary@plymouth.k12.wi.us

Emma Slowinski (2015) The Paw (newspaper) Oshkosh West High School 375 N. Eagle St. Oshkosh, WI 54902 920-424-4092 trent.scott@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

Jason Cummings (2014) North Star (newspaper) Oshkosh North High School 1100 W. Smith Ave. Oshkosh, WI 54901-1896 920-424-4020, ext. 682 jason.cummings@oshkosh.k12.wi.us

Matt Smith (2016) Cardinal Columns (newspaper) Fond Du Lac High School 801 Campus Dr. Fond Du Lac, WI 54935 920-238-9255 smithm@fonddulac.k12.wi.us

Amy Karoses (2016) Notebook (yearbook) Oshkosh West High School 375 N. Eagle St. Oshkosh, WI 54902-4294 920-424-4092; fax: 920-424-4950 amy.karoses@oshkosh.k12.wi.us Shannon Kuehmichel (2015) Red ‘n’ Green (newspaper) Berlin High School 222 Memorial Dr. Berlin, WI 54923-1252 920-361-2000, ext. 1815 skuehmichel@berlin.k12.wi.us Aaron Rompani (2014) Noctiluca (newspaper) Appleton North High School 5000 N. Ballard Road Appleton, WI 54913-8942 920-832-4300 ramponiaaron@aasd.k12.wi.us

Contacts at UW-Oshkosh Mailing Address: NEWSPA Department of Journalism UW-Oshkosh 800 Algoma Blvd Oshkosh, WI 54901-8696 Barb Benish, Executive Secretary 920-424-7145 Fax: 920-424-7146 benish@uwosh.edu Haley Walters, PR Assistant 414-467-8195 walteh07@uwosh.edu Cindy Schultz, Academic Program Associate 920-424-1042 Fax: 920-424-7146 schultzc@uwosh.edu

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Summer 2013 NEWSPA Newsletter