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High school journalists honored at awards ceremony

More than 80 high school journalists and advisers from 10 high schools across Kentucky attended the 37th annual Mark of Excellence newspaper, broadcasting and online awards ceremony at WKU on March 24.

Chuck Clark, the director of Student Publications at WKU, was the keynote speaker for the 37th annual Mark of Excellence awards ceremony March 24 at Mass Media and Technology Hall. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)

Chuck Clark, the director of Student Publications at WKU, was the keynote speaker for the 37th annual Mark of Excellence awards ceremony March 24 at Mass Media and Technology Hall. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)

The competition is co-sponsored by WKU’s School of Journalism & Broadcasting and the WKU chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

  • The best overall high school newspaper award went to the staff of The Rebellion from Boone County High School.
  • The best overall high school broadcast award went to the staff of OTVX from Oldham County High School.
  • The best overall high school news website award went to the staff of the RedEye at DuPont Manual High School in Louisville.
  • The most valuable newspaper staff member award went to Samantha McAllister, a senior on the staff of The Purple Gem at Bowling Green High School.
  • The most valuable broadcast team member award went to Laurel Deppen, a senior on the staff of WBHS at Ballard High School in Louisville.
  • The most valuable yearbook staff member award went to Seyda Muratova, a senior at DuPont Manual High School in Louisville.
  • List of 2017 Mark of Excellence award winners
Read more about the Mark of Excellence awards ceremony

Contact: School of Journalism and Broadcasting, 270-745-4144

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