Student press takes international awards

The Youth Journalism International organization announced the winners of this year’s contest. This is the first year the school’s student press entered the contest.

Those earning 2020 awards in YJI’s Excellence in Journalism contest represent seven countries on five continents as well as 21 U.S. states.

PHOTOGRAPHY, SPORTS PHOTO
FIRST PLACE: Lauren Bocanegra of Jersey Village High School, Houston, Texas, for “Exuding a fierce demeanor.”
Powerful image of competitive spirit, exceptionally well composed. Lauren’s image allows the viewer to be the opposing player facing a mighty challenger

FEATURE WRITING, TEAM REPORTING
HONORABLE MENTION
Gianncarlo  Hernandez and Andrea Zagal of Jersey Village High School, Houston, Texas, for “1991 graduate receives second Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News.”

The reader can understand how difficult a professional photographer’s career can be thanks to this insightful interview.

1991 graduate receives second Pulitzer Prize in Breaking News

PHOTOGRAPHY, PHOTO ESSAY TEAM
HONORABLE MENTION
Ivy Hansen, Mariela Vargas, Jackie Orozco, Gianncarlo Hernandez, Nallely Govea and Andrea Zagal of Jersey Village High School, Houston, Texas, for “Fine Arts Festival showcases multiple talents.”

Fine Arts Festival showcases multiple talents

YJI’s 2020 contest honors great teen journalism around the globe


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