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Hunt, Katz, and Stroup Named State Champions in Kentucky High School Journalism Association Contest

Katz received the state’s first place nod for her editorial writing entitled “Feminism Is Not a Bad Word.” Hunt and Stroup were named state champions for their collaborative review of the 2015 Academy Award Best Picture winner, “Birdman.”
Katz also received third place in the statewide contest for her review of the Disney movie, “Into the Woods,” third place for her page one design of the Tilghman Bell’s August 2014 issue, and an honorable mention for her page one design of the paper’s December 2014 issue. Katz was the 2014-2015 editor of the school’s newspaper.
Seven other Tilghman Bell staff members received state awards in the contest. Senior Madelyn Chambers received a second place award for her editorial, “How to Show Your PT Pride.” Fellow senior Abigail Hawkins received an honorable mention for her “Dear Abby” advice column entry on juggling activities at school.
2015 graduates receiving awards were Lily Shapiro, third place in photography for her front page image of students celebrating the district’s sesquicentennial; Parker Loyd, third place in column writing for his March 2015 “This Month in History” entry; Karlee Humphrey, third place for her single page arts & entertainment layout; Molly Thompson, honorable mention for her single page features layout; and Rachel Benzing, certificate of merit for her Halloween-themed editorial cartoon.
The Tilghman Bell received third place overall in the general excellence category.
The Kentucky High School Journalism Association is “dedicated to preserving and enhancing scholastic journalism in Kentucky.” The association, made up of teachers, advisors, university personnel, and media professionals, works to foster interest in the communication industry among the state’s high school students.
Front row (l to r): Palmer Stroup, Elizabeth Katz, Hannah Hunt
Back row (l ro r): Karlee Humphrey, Madelyn Chambers, Molly Thompson, Abigail Hawkins, Rachel Benzing, and Lily Shapiro.
Not pictured: Parker Loyd

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