Jeffs place 4th at State Journalism

Jeffs Journalism took home 19 medals from the State Journalism competition at Northeast Community College in Norfolk on Tuesday, April 23.

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Members who attended State Journalism are Josie Blatny ’20, Hannah Knigge ’20, Taylor Gustafson ’21, Brynn Novotny ’21, Joy Ondrak ’19, Mikasa Lierman ’19 and Nichole Harris ’19. Photo By: J. Martin

Seven girls traveled to Norfolk, all of the girls competed in individual events on Tuesday except two. At the end of all competitions, the Jeffs brought home 4th place as a school.

 

Senior, Nichole Harris received two 1st place medals, one in Newspaper Layout, the next in Photo Artistic Illustration. Another senior, Joy Ondrak, received first place in Yearbook Layout. Sophomore, Brynn Novotny also earned a lot of points for the team, with two 2nd place finishes, one in Newspaper Column Writing and News/Feature Photography.

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Seniors, Nichole Harris and Joy Ondrak with their state champion medals. Photo By: M. Lierman

“It felt incredible to know that some of the hard work I’ve put in got the recognition that I believe it deserved,” Harris said.

“I was honestly really surprised to receive first,” Ondrak said. “We work hard all year on yearbook and to make sure things are perfect so it’s nice when that work gets recognized.”

“I wasn’t really sure what to expect coming into it and I didn’t expect to do well,” Novotny said. “But  am really happy things turned out the way they did.”

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Brynn Novotny, Mikasa Lierman and Nichole Harris go 4th, 2nd, 1st in Photo Artistic Illustration. Photo By: J. Ondrak

Nichole Harris ’19- 1st place in Newspaper Layout

Nichole Harris ’19- 1st place in Photo Artistic Illustration

Joy Ondrak ’19- 1st place in Yearbook Layout

Nichole Harris ’19- 2nd place in Newspaper Column Writing

Mikasa Lierman ’19- 2nd place in Photo Artistic Illustration

Brynn Novotny ’21- 2nd place in News/Feature Photography

Brynn Novotny ’21- 2nd place in Newspaper Sports Feature Writing

Nichole Harris ’19- 3rd place in  Entertainment Review Writing

Nichole Harris ’19- 4th place Infographic

Taylor Gustafson ’21- 4th place in Yearbook Layout

Brynn Novotny ’21- 4th place in Yearbook Sports Feature Writing

Brynn Novotny ’21- 4th place in Photo/Artistic Illustration

Joy Ondrak ’19- 5th place in Yearbook Theme Copy Writing

Josie Blatny ’20, Jaelle Johnson ’20 & Nichole Harris ’19- 5th place in In-Depth News Coverage

Hannah Knigge ’20- 6th place in Yearbook Theme Copy

Joy Ondrak ’19 & Mikasa Lierman ’19- 6th place in Yearbook Theme Development

Mikasa Lierman ’19- 6th place in Newspaper Sports Feature Writing