Skyline student journalists earn state honors

Nine students from Skyline traveled to Lawrence for the state journalism competition sponsored by the Kansas Scholastic Press Association. Junior Asha Lee placed first in news writing and senior Harley Weaver placed third in yearbook sports writing.

“The publications kids have worked very hard and I appreciate all they do for The T-Bird Times and The Thunderbird yearbook,” adviser Judy Hampel said. “It is always nice when they do well in competition or get recognized by someone besides myself.”

Besides writing, the journalism class was recognized by their yearbook publisher Jostens. Skyline’s yearbook, The Thunderbird, was recognized for excellence and featured in Jostens’ 2013 Gotcha Covered Look Book, Volume 11 celebrating the best-of-the-best in yearbook design and coverage.

“Yearbooks are unique, limited edition books created by the students to capture the stories and events for all of the school’s students and Jostens is proud to celebrate the yearbook tradition and the 425 yearbooks selected for the 2013 Gotcha Covered Look Book,” editor John Dalke said. “Today’s yearbooks are very sophisticated in terms of visual presentation and the relevant and inclusive content that is featured.”

The Thunderbird yearbook was one of only 425 yearbooks selected from approximately 3,000 books to appear in The Look Book.

Jenessa Corbet is a sophomore at Skyline Schools.