State organization recognizes yearbook writing, design, photos


Beau Brittain

After the win, Coach Corey Waller’s defensive line ices their coach as they celebrate. Unfortunately the dousing also broke Waller’s wrist.

Lauren Bocanegra and Amaru Delgadillo

Mariela Vargas
PRACTICING IN CLASS welder Jonathan Gomez, senior, takes time to better himself with flux-core, preparing himself to feel confident with his work that wins him an award early in the school year.
Beau Brittian, senior, and Mariela Vargas, junior, received superior awards in the Texas Association of Journalism Educators Best in Texas annual journalism contest.

“When I first saw my picture in the superior rating, It was my goal to make it and I just wanted to jump up and scream with excitement,” Vargas said.

The Best in Texas is an annual contest for high and junior high yearbook programs. The superior award went to 100 young journalists and 154 students received the excellent rating.

“I was very excited to get an honorable mention for my dodgeball picture as it was one of my first time shooting at a large school event,” Erik Catalan, senior, said.

Honorable mention awards were received by those that also deserved recognition for their publication contributions.

“I love taking photos, especially of sporting events, and being able to capture great action shots. I love capturing those critical moments of the game,” Brittian said.

The divisions of the contest included concept, copy, design, writing, photography, and, photo portfolio.

“I have a love for basketball and to be able to go to every playoff game and to stand on the court is something very special to me,” Gianncarlo Hernandez, senior, said.