2016 Press Women of Texas 

Communications Contest Winners

Kari Lynn Collins, Iowa Park, Second Place - Humorous Column

Cassy Burleson, Donna Walters-Nixon and Rachel Crawford, Lorena, 

    First Place - Book edited by entrant

Rachel Crawford, Lorena, First Place - Short Stories - Single story

Ysabel de la Rosa,  Wichita Falls, First Place - Book designed by entrant; 

     First Place - Photo essay; 

     First and two Second Places - Creative Verse - Single poem and 

     First Place- Single photograph - General photo (open competition)

Joyce Godwin, Van Alstyne, 

                            First, Second and Third  Places - News Story - Print-based         Newspaper; 

           First, Second and Third Places - Photographer-writer and 

           First Place - Specialty articles - Sports

Donna Hunt, Denison, First Places -Feature story - Print-based newspaper; 

       Nonfiction books for adult readers - General Nonfiction;

       Nonfiction books for adult readers - History;

       Personality profile - More than 500 words; 

       Specialty articles - Food; 

       Specialty articles - History;

       Specialty articles - Reviews; 

       Specialty articles - Science or technology; 

       Specialty articles - Social issues; Speech and 

       Sweepstakes Runnerup

Ruth Wester, Denison, First Place - Feature story - Magazine, newsletter;

Judith Zaffirini, Laredo, First Places -Specialty articles - Government or politics; 

         Editorial / Opinion - Print-based newspaper; 

         Infographics; 

        News or feature releases – multiple releases; 

        Newsletters - Nonprofit, government, or educational; 

        Social Media Campaign - Nonprofit, government, or educational; 

   First and two Second Places - News or feature release – single release; 

   First, Second and Third Places - Single advertisements for print or electronic                                             publication; 

                        First and Second Places -  Specialty articles - Education; 

   Second and Third Places - Advertising campaigns built around one subject                                                 (print, online, or combination; 

   Second, Third and two Honorable Mention Places - Speech; 

   Second and Third Places - Feature story - Print-based newspaper; 

   Second Places  -Editorial / Opinion - Online publication; 

             Headlines; 

             Specialty articles - Physical health, fitness, mental health,                                                                 self- help; and 

                                      Web site edited or managed by entrant - Nonprofit,                                                                             government

    Third Place - Page design - Magazine, newsletter, or other non-newspaper                                     publication; 

    Honorable Mention - News Story - Print-based Newspaper; and 

    Sweepstakes Winner




2016 Press Women of Texas

High School Journalism Contest Winners

Winners in the Edith Fox King High School Journalism Contest, a state-wide competition were announced by Press Women of Texas acting director Kay Casey.

First place winners are competing in 21 categories in the NFPW national high school communications contest currently being judged.

“The competition drew 332 outstanding entries from high school journalists in print and video categories,” Casey said. 

Winners will be honored at an awards luncheon at the PWT annual conference in June in Waco.  

Certificates and judges’ comments for each winning entry will be sent to the advisers in May.

Editorial

First:  Ariel  Benson, Duncanville High School

Second (tie):  Emmilyne Thomas, Jersey Village High School;

Juli Perez, Jersey Village High School

Third (tie):  Eliza Cain, LBJ/LASA;

Johnny Millar, McKinney High School;

Sonya Xu, The Hockaday School

Honorable Mention (tie):  Emiley Smith, Cypress Woods High School;

Madeline Christian, Cy-Fair High School;

Alexandria White, Cy-Fair High School

 

Opinion

First:  Cody Brown, Cy-Fair High School

Second (tie):  Alia Shaukat, LBJ/LASA;

Lin Vu, Jersey Village High School;

Sujean Shin, Cypress Woods High School;

Karen Gaytan, Duncanville High School;

Kennedy Stidham, Duncanville High School;

Emily Schulte, Cy-Fair High School;

Bri Gonzalez, Cy-Fair High School;

Suzy Vazquez, Cy-Fair High School;

Melody Berryhill, Cy-Fair High School;

Neelam Bohra, McKinney High School;

Udani Satarasinghe McKinney High School;

Elizabeth Guo and Katherine Clement, The Hockaday School;

Cheryl Hao, The Hockaday School;

Neha Dronamraju and Katie O'Meara, The Hockaday School

Third (tie):  Felicia Hernandez, Cypress Woods High School;

Emmilyne Thomas, Jersey Village High School;

Lin Vu, Jersey Village High School;

Ariel Benson, Duncanville High School;

Cynthia Rangel, Duncanville High School;

Madeline Christian, Cy-Fair High School;

Julia Zaksek, Allen High School;

Amanda Kim, The Hockaday School;

Heidi Kim, The Hockaday School;

Inaara Padani, The Hockaday School;

Jenny Zhu, The Hockaday School

Honorable Mention (tie):  Kyle Ransleben, Cypress Woods High School;

Taryn Marceleno, Duncanville High School;

Julia Ryza, Cy-Fair High School;

Bryn Chambers, Allen High School;

Erin Thomas, The Hockaday School;

Ashna Kumar, The Hockaday School;

Mary Orsak, The Hockaday School

 

 

News Story

First:  Amanda Kim, The Hockaday School

Second (tie):  Odalys Delgado and Damaris De Leon, Jersey Village High School; Damaris De Leon, Jersey Village High School;

Odalys Delgado, Jersey Village High School;

Kennedy Stidham (two awards), Duncanville High School;

Nicole Shair, Cy-Fair High School;

Neelam Bohra, McKinney High School;

Ashna Kumar, The Hockaday School;

Eshani Kishore, The Hockaday School

Third (tie):  Meagen Allgood, LBJ/LASA;

Damaris De Leon (two awards), Jersey Village High School;

David Schwartz, John Paul II HS;

Kennedy Stidham, Duncanville High School;

Bennett Richardson, Cypress Woods High School;

Blake Nall, Cy-Fair High School;

Suzy  Vazquez, Cy-Fair High School;

Bri Gonzalez, Cy-Fair High School;

Aurelia Han, Manisha Ratakonda and Sunila Steephen, The Hockaday School;

Neelam Bohra, Johnny Millar, David Funes and Kiley Tauber, McKinney High School;

Nicole Stuessy, Ulises Velez, Alex Moltz and Brandon Fangio, McKinney High School;

Sonya Xu, The Hockaday School;

Katherine Clement, The Hockaday School;

Inaara Padani, The Hockaday School

Honorable Mention (tie):  Jhett Greiner, John Paul II HS;

Hannah Helgren and Hannah Willingham, Cy-Fair High School;

Makayla Nerpel, Allen High School;

Naomi Fluckiger, Allen High School;

Mary Claire Wilson, The Hockaday School;

Elizabeth Guo, The Hockaday School;

Mary Orsak, The Hockaday School

 

Feature Story

First:  Dillon Tye, Allen High School

Second (tie):  Maddy Portalatin, Cypress Woods High School;

Angelo Gonzales, Jersey Village High School;

Mia Lopez (two awards), Cypress Woods High School;

Kyle Ransleben, Cypress Woods High School;

Switch Brillo, Cy-Fair High School;

Suzy Vazquez, Cy-Fair High School;

Emme Enojado, Cy-Fair High School;

William Davis, Cy-Fair High School;

Udani Satarasinghe, McKinney High School;

Ashna Kumar and Heidi Kim, The Hockaday School;

Ashna Kumar, The Hockaday School;

Kate Clement, The Hockaday School;

Elizabeth Guo, The Hockaday School;

Emily Fuller and Cheryl Hao, The Hockaday School

Third (tie):  Quinn Simpson, LBJ/LASA;

Leah Torrez, Cypress Woods High School;

Felicia Hernandez, Cypress Woods High School;

Haley Bourdon, Cypress Woods High School;

Davion Smith, Duncanville High School ;

Taryn Marceleno, Duncanville High School;

Kennedy Stidham, Duncanville High School;

Jordan Miller and Sujean Shin, Cypress Woods High School;

Cody Brown, Cy-Fair High School;

Julia Ryza, Cy-Fair High School;

Audrey Gray, Cy-Fair High School;

Hannah Woodrum, Cy-Fair High School;

Jenny Zhu, The Hockaday School;

Manisha Ratakonda, The Hockaday School;

Erin Thomas, The Hockaday School;

Mary Claire Wilson, The Hockaday School;

Sonya Xu, The Hockaday School;

Mercy Yermo, Bandera High School;

Amanda Kim and Jenny Zhu, The Hockaday School;

Maria Katsulos, The Hockaday School

Honorable Mention (tie):  Kiara St. Clair, Cypress Woods High School;

Pooja Krishna, John Paul II HS;

Switch Brillo, Cy-Fair High School;

Kaitlyn Coats, Cy-Fair High School;

Emme Enojado, Cy-Fair High School;

Lizzie Faria, Cy-Fair High School;

Erin Thomas, The Hockaday School;

Inaara Padani and Claire Fletcher, The Hockaday School;

Ashley Skinner, Bandera High School

 

Sports Story

First:  Udani Satarasinghe, McKinney High School

Second (tie):  Robbin Daemmrich and Oliver Powers, LBJ/LASA;

Kiara St. Clair, Cypress Woods High School;

Noah Vice (two awards), Duncanville High School;

Cynthia Rangel, Duncanville High School;

Hannah Willingham, Cy-Fair High School;

Claire Mynatt, Cy-Fair High School;

Parker Primrose, Allen High School;

Amelia Brown, The Hockaday School;

Mary Orsak, The Hockaday School

Third (tie):  Sam Forbes, John Paul II HS;

Brittany Ramirez, Duncanville High School;

Jordan Miller, Cypress Woods High School;

Lily Adam, Cy-Fair High School;

Heidi Kim, The Hockaday School;

Ashley Skinner, Bandera High School

Honorable Mention (tie):  Payton Stoops, John Paul II HS;

Billy Scheurman, Cypress Woods High School;

Dillon Tye, Allen High School

 

Columns or Blogs

First:  Mary Orsak, The Hockaday School

Second (tie):  Manisha Ratakonda, The Hockaday School;

Sonya Xu, The Hockaday School;

Neha Dronamraju, The Hockaday School

Third (tie):  Eshani Kishore, The Hockaday School;

Heidi Kim, The Hockaday School

Honorable Mention (tie):  Austria Arnold, The Hockaday School;

Elizabeth Guo, The Hockaday School

 

 

News or Feature Photo

First:  Leslie Gonzalez, Jersey Village High School

Second:  Alexis Rosebrock, Duncanville High School

Third:  David Funes, McKinney High School

Honorable Mention:  Ulises Velez, McKinney High School

 

Sports Photo

First:  Karla Estrada, Duncanville High School

Second (tie):  Cynthia Rangel, Duncanville High School;

Olivia Colchado, Duncanville High School;

Karla Estrada, Duncanville High School;

Jackson Stone, Allen High School;

Colin Mitchel, McKinney High School;

David Funes, McKinney High School

Third (tie):  Christine Le (two awards), Jersey Village High School;

Cynthia Rangel, Duncanville High School;

Alexis Rosebrock, Duncanville High School;

Michelle Villegas, Duncanville High School

Honorable Mention (tie):  Cynthia Rangel, Duncanville High School;

Alexis Rosebrock; Duncanville High School;

Karla Estrada, Duncanville High School;

Madison Murray, Cy-Fair High School

 

Cartooning

First:  Bri Gonzalez, Cy-Fair High School

Second:  Esmeralda Harvey, Cy-Fair High School

 

Review

First:  Aurelia Han, The Hockaday School

Second (tie):  Coleman Pyeatt, Allen High School;

Erin Thomas; The Hockaday School;

Amanda Kim, The Hockaday School

Third (tie):  Nicole Shair, Cy-Fair High School;

Evan Kalvesmaki, Allen High School;

Inaara Padani, The Hockaday School

Honorable Mention (tie):  John Sanchez, Cy-Fair High School;

Cody Brown, Cy-Fair High School;

Julia Ryza, Cy-Fair High School;

Madison Young, Bandera High School

 

Graphics/Photo Illustration

First:  Austria Arnold, Cheryl Hao, and Kate Cooper, The Hockaday School

Second (tie):  Ashna Kumar, The Hockaday School;

Megan Philips, The Hockaday School

Third (tie):  Emily Schulte, Cy-Fair High School;

Elizabeth Guo, The Hockaday School;

Shreya Gunukula, The Hockaday School

Honorable Mention (tie):  Claire Cannatti, LBJ/LASA;

Bri Gonzalez, Cy-Fair High School

 

Single-Page Layout

First:  Audrey Gray, Cy-Fair High School

Second:  Erin Thomas, The Hockaday School

Third:  Jordan Miller, Cypress Woods High School

Honorable Mention:  Switch Brillo, Cy-Fair High School

 

Double-Truck Layout

First:  Victoria Mycue and Roxy Bonafont, LBJ/LASA

Second:  Emmilyne Thomas, Juli Perez, and Juan Torres, Jersey Village High School

Third:  Leah Torrez, Cypress Woods High School

 

Radio/Television Interview or Talk Show

First:  Katherine Clement, Aurelia Han, Lexie Chu, and Cheryl Hao, The Hockaday School

Second:  Katherine Clement, Aurelia Han, Lexie Chu, and Cheryl Hao, The Hockaday School

Third (tie):  Noah Vice, Melissa Retana, David Davenport, and Cornelius Williams, Duncanville High School;

Heather Fowlks, Heritage High School

Leslie Solis and Jasmine Tovar, Porter High School;

Honorable Mention:  Katherine Clement and Lexie Chu, The Hockaday School

Best Newscast: Radio or Television

First:  Nick Wilson, Kiley Wecker, Marisa Thakady, Alana Rood, and Matt Mudrick, Coppell High School

Second (tie):  Natasha Burklow, Michael Ramirez, Miranda Alexander, Kassidy Freeman, Brian Barisa,  Erin Davis, and Oscar Mijangos, Frisco ISD Career and Technical Education Center;

Alyssa Boehringer, Sydney Urooj, Brandon Turnbow, Aidan Fangio, Johnny Mulligan, and Yoki Millar, McKinney High School

Third:  Heather Fowlks, Heritage High School

 

Video News Story

First:  Tyson Clendening, Frisco ISD Career and Technical Education Center

Second (tie):  Miranda Alexander, Frisco ISD Career and Technical Education Center;

Mary Kate Sunderman, Frisco ISD Career and Technical Education Center;

Amy Huynh and Ryan Rodriguez, McKinney High School

Third (tie):  Kassidy Freeman, Frisco ISD Career and Technical Education Center;

Taylor Stiff, Rebecca Cole, Mary Kathryn Ferguson, and Jessica James, Coppell High School;

Johnny Millar and Shelshy Villarreal, McKinney High School

Honorable Mention:  Natasha Burklow, Frisco ISD Career and Technical Education Center

 

Video Feature Story

First:  Tori Bates, Frisco ISD Career and Technical Education Center

Second (tie):  Brian Barisa, Frisco ISD Career and Technical Education Center;

Jessika Hardy, Heritage High School

Third (tie):  Leslie Solis and Jasmine Tovar, Porter High School;

Kiley Wecker, Marisa Thakady, and Alana Rood, Coppell High School;

Aurelia Han and Shreya Gunukula, The Hockaday School

Honorable Mention (tie):  Nick Wilson and Hailey Hess, Coppell High School;

Kyle McKelvy, McKinney High School;

Katherine Clement, Lexie Chu, Cheryl Hao, and Aurelia Han, The Hockaday School

 

Video Sports Story

First:  Erin Davis, Frisco ISD Career and Technical Education Center

Second (tie):  Michael Ramirez, Frisco ISD Career and Technical Education Center;

Abby Foster, Cade McGurk, Caroline Yeager, and Iris Loya, Coppell High School;

Abby Foster, Autumn Jones, Caroline Yeager, and Nick Wilson, Coppell High School;

Johnny Millar and Shelshy Villarreal, McKinney High School;

Tai Tran, Heritage High School

Third (tie):  Oscar Mijangos, Frisco ISD Career and Technical Education Center;

Devin Roland, Frisco ISD Career and Technical Education Center;

Allison Doran, Gianna Crociata, and Kiley Tauber, McKinney High School

Honorable Mention (tie):  Brandon Byrd, Frisco ISD Career and Technical Education Center;

Emily Fuller, The Hockaday School

 

Yearbook Layout

First:  Lauren Anderson and Jacob Frazier, McKinney High School

Second (tie):  George Rosales, Lauren Middleton, Yesina Cuellar, and Christopher Hodge, Jersey Village High School;

Christine Le, Crystal Hernandez, and Elizabeth Deitiker, Jersey Village High School;

Brit Saunier, Cypress Woods High School;

Julia Held and Brit Saunier, Cypress Woods High School;

Zoie Cline, Cypress Woods High School;

Brianna Baiza and Sabrina Sommer, Cy-Fair High School;

Sabrina Sommer, Cy-Fair High School

Third (tie):  Damaris De Leon, Ashlyn Smith, Sebastian Cordero, Marlen Arias, and Samantha Mora, Jersey Village High School;

Julia Held and Kate Smith, Cypress Woods High School;

Julia Held, Cypress Woods High School;

Gracie McIntosh, Cypress Woods High School;

Sabrina Sommer and Melissa Reinsch, Cy-Fair High School;

Nya Peters and Alfa Rodriguez, Cypress Woods High School;

Noor Ahmad, Cypress Woods High School

Honorable Mention (tie):  Christine Le, Jersey Village High School;

Brit Saunier and Julia Held, Cypress Woods High School;

Gracie McIntosh and Megan Henson, Cypress Woods High School;

Brit Saunier and Cloie Luo, Cypress Woods High School;

Ray Alerte, Cypress Woods High School

 

Yearbook Photo

First:  Colin Mitchell, McKinney High School

Second (tie):  Christine Le, Jersey Village High School;

Jacqueline Solano, Jersey Village High School;

Megan Grisham, Cypress Woods High School;

Zoie Cline (two awards), Cypress Woods High School;

George Holbrook, Cypress Woods High School

Third (tie):  Ashley Hoselton, Jersey Village High School;

Karla Estrada, Duncanville High School;

Tomica Charles, Duncanville High School;

Megan Grisham, Cypress Woods High School

Honorable Mention (tie):  Christine Le, Jersey Village High School;

Christopher Hodge, Jersey Village High School;

Cynthia Rangel (two awards), Duncanville High School;

Karla Estrada, Duncanville High School;

Megan Grisham, Cypress Woods High School;

James Manley, Cypress Woods High School

 

Yearbook Copywriting

First:  John Sanchez and Alex Slaid, Cy-Fair High School

Second (tie):  Jessica Sweeten, Jersey Village High School;

Brianna Baiza, Cy-Fair High School

Third (tie):  Christine Le, Jersey Village High School;

Gabriela Gladney, Jersey Village High School;

Nicole Stuessy, McKinney High School

 

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