ECHO staffers earn Quill and Scroll, JournalismSTL awards

Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society for High School Journalists and JournalismSTL named winners in their contests this week.

Sophomore Cole Schnell is a Quill and Scroll National Winner in its International Writing, Photo and Multimedia Contest & Blogging Competition for his news feature photograph “Black Friday March.”   This makes him eligible to apply for one of the Quill and Scroll Scholarships in Journalism, which range from $500-$1,500.

There were 1,744 entries in all the divisions and 200 were selected as National Winners.  In Schnell’s category, 14 of the 103 entries were recognized.

From JournalismSTL, ECHO earn an superior overall for its online presence.

JournalismSTL’s individual awards included superior ratings for junior Page Kimzey’s feature photo “Camp Wyman” and junior Caroline Fellows’ and Kimzey’s broadcast feature “Back in Black celebrates new school year.”

JournalismSTL’s excellent awards included senior Andy Kimball’s news copy “District extends programs for VICC, Riverview students” senior Caleb Bolin’s commentary copy “Columnist reflects on 2016, looks to 2017,” junior Jake Collins’ commentary copy “‘Sex positive’ education would better meet students’ needs” and “Student rights, clubs need protection,” freshman Elise Keller’s broadcast special project “Cherokee Street offers diverse dining, shopping” and sophomore Evelyn Trampe’s broadcast special project “Students race to consume Dewey’s Pizza.”

JournalismSTL’s honorable mentions included senior Bennett Durando’s and Jake Collins’  double truck design “ECHO’s declassified guide to the 2016 presidential election,” Durando’s sports feature “Clark returns to the court for 100th career win,” Fellows’ news feature “Camp Wyman counselor reflects on experience,” Schnell’s news photo “Black Friday March,” Kimball’s sports photo “Senior Kurt Krautmann swims in the 100 -yard,” freshman Nora Baumgart-Miller’s and sophomore Eleanor Marshall’s broadcast feature “2016 Elections” and broadcast special project “Field hockey team members face weather, injuries,” junior Ashli Wagner’s and Kimzey’s broadcast feature “Service Day,”
Rosa Parks’, Sean Mullins’ and Josie Krueger’s broadcast feature “Students discuss holiday choices,”
and junior Riley Mullgardt’s broadcast special projects “Students, teachers dress as ‘Inner Kids’ on Halloween.”

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