by Keely Dildy, Distribution Manager, and Megan Steely, Business Manager

At this year’s Arkansas Scholastic Press Association (ASPA) Conference, the Tiger newspaper staff won prestigious awards.  Among them include Superiors (first place), Excellents (second place), and Honorable Mention (third place) in a wide range of categories.

Junior Clayton Gentry won third place in the state for Broadcast Video Editor of the Year.

In the Superior category, junior Dallen Shields won Feature Photo, senior James Nunnley won Sports Column and Sports News, and juniors Josh Hammons and Clayton Gentry, with seniors Martha Gresham and Anna Kumpuris, won News Story.  Anna also received Superior for Personality Feature.

Excellent awards were given to senior Mary Katherine Barker for Column, senior Tara Gordon for Editorial Cartoon, junior Jayla Wilson for Feature Story, junior Keeley Dority for Sports Photo, James for Sports News Story, Martha and Josh for Center Spread Design, junior Cerah Robinson for Service to School and Community, and Dallen for Front Page Design.

ASPA recognized other staffers with Honorable Mentions.  Junior Megan Steely won Advertisement, junior Anna Parker won Informational Graphic, senior Anna Kumpuris won two awards for Opinion Page Layout and Editorial, Clayton won Sports Feature, senior Abram Greenbaum won Review, James won Sports Page Design, and Martha won News Photograph.

The Quill and Scroll Society accepted these journalism students: seniors Megan Heaton, Sydney Bratton, Danny Breen, Martha Gresham, Anna Kumpuris, Abram Greenbaum, James Nunnley, Tyler Elliott, and Sarah Gammill, and juniors Clayton Gentry, Jonathan Thompson, Josh Hammons, and Anna Parker.

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