Knight Writers Garner Medals At State

The journalism team earned six first places and took fourth place in the NSAA state competition on Monday April 23 in Norfolk NE. The team competed against 39 other teams in class B and took home 12 individual awards over all. A big highlight this year was a strong sophomore showing. Three qualified and all took home awards. This was a first for the program. Fourteen members of the team qualified for competition
Here are the individual results:

State Champions-1st place

Joey Recker ‘18-Entertainment Review Writing
Ben Bies ’18 – Headline Writing, In-depth Reporting
Nick Orr ’18 – News Writing
Andrew Nigro ‘ 18 – In-depth Reporting
Bo Kai (Kevin) Zhang ‘ 19 – Editorial Cartooning
Jimmy Crotty ’19 – Indepth Reporting
Cole Kalkowski ’19 – Indepth Reporting
Jacob Gathje ‘20 – Sports News Coverage, Yearbook Feature Writing

Second Place

Jimmy Crotty – Entertainment Review Writing

Third Place

Alex Schrier ’20 – Feature Writing

Fourth Place

Nick Orr – Yearbook Theme Copy Writing
Cole Kalkowski – News/Feature Photography
Drew Carleton – Column writing
Bo Kai (Kevin) Zhang – Photo Illustration

Fifth Place

Nick Orr ’18, Bo Kai (Kevin) Zhang ’19, and Taylor Davis ’19 – Yearbook Theme Development

Sixth Place

Kolton Koubsky ’20 – Feature Writing