Johnston High School - 6501 NW 62nd Ave Johnston, IA

The Black & White

  • Wrestling informational meeting for any high school student interested in wrestling on Nov. 6 at 3:05 p.m. in the wrestling room.

  • Volleyball intramural will be held Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. in the gym. Forms can be picked up in room 507 and 123.

  • Art Club to host annual pumpkin painting/carving contest on October 24 from 3-4 p.m. in room 722

  • French Club will have a pre-Halloween get together on Oct. 30 in room 205 @ 3:00 p.m.

  • Fishing Club will be hosting a fundraiser at Bass Pro Shops in Altoona on Saturday (10/21) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Awards

QUILL AND SCROLL AWARDS

Critiques

Gallup Award

2015, 2013, 2010, 2008, 2004, 2003, 2001

First Place Award

2014, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2002, 2000

National winners

Edin Sehic, 2017 — personality profile

Anne Rogers, 2016 — editorial writing

Kate Lichter, 2016 — feature writing

Casey Metcalf, 2016 — opinion writing

Carly Kinning, 2015 — editorial writing

Myles Kirkpatrick, 2015 — sports writing

Lizzie Orr, 2015 — infographics

Anne Rogers, 2015 — editorial writing

Ellen Bennett, 2014 — news writing

Monica Gagne, 2014 — news/feature photography

Anne Rogers, 2014 — editorial writing

Austin Busch, 2013 — news/feature photography

Lauren Coffey and Ian Dunshee, 2012 — in-depth team

Duncan Sinclair, 2012 — editorial cartoon

Lauren Coffey, 2011 — editorial writing

Michael Knoedel, 2011 — editorial writing

Kari Dockum, 2008 — news writing

Amy Lovejoy, 2008 — feature writing

Julia Manning, 2008 — feature writing

Veronica Roshek, 2008 — in-depth writing

Larissa French, 2007 — editorial writing

Larissa French, 2007 — news writing

Veronica Roshek, 2007 — feature writing

Mike Slusark, 2007 — column writing

Kari Dockum, 2006 — feature writing

Claire Lekwa, 2006 — review writing

Torey Robinson, 2006 — sports writing

Xian Zhang, 2006 — column writing

Tyler Buller, 2005 — column writing

Chelsea Smith, 2005 — sports photography

Jane Slusark, 2004 — news story

Matthew Putney, 2003 — sports photography

Matthew Putney, 2003 — news/feature photography

Haley Findley, 2002 — editorial cartoon

Zach Webster, 2001 — sports story

Nathan Benn, 1998 — news/feature photography

Kim Kohles, 1998 — feature story

Nell National Scholarship winner

Lauren Coffey, 2014

Claire Lekwa, 2006, $1,500

Jane Slusark, 2004, $500


JOURNALISM EDUCATION ASSOCIATION AWARDS

Individual Write-Off Contests

Superior

Kathryn Ikeda, 2016 — feature writing

Grace Coleman, 2015 — news writing

Natalie Larimer, 2014 — review writing

Mike Shi, 2010 — editing

Kari Dockum, 2007 — editing

Chelsea Nelson, 2007 — news writing

Elise Mullen, 2005 — news writing

Van Holmgren, 2001 — editorial cartooning

Excellent

Carly Campbell, 2014 — sports writing

Mallorie Goodale, 2013 — news writing

Laura Scieszinski, 2013 — press law and ethics

Kelsey Kruse, 2010 — feature writing

Paige Plaskitt, 2010 — news/feature photography

Jeremy Mullen, 2008 — editorial writing

Torey Robinson, 2007 — feature writing

Dan Haight, 2006 — newspaper feature photography

Veronica Roshek, 2006 — editing

Tyler Buller, 2005 — editorial writing

Elise Mullen, 2003 — feature writing

Sheena Wendel, 2003 — sports writing

Megan Webster, 2001 — photography

Spencer Wise, 1998 — review writing

Spencer Wise, 1998 — sports writing

Honorable Mention

Angela Cai, 2016 — news writing

Kitarrah Mangra-Dutcher, 2016 — photo story

Kathryn Ikeda, 2015 — feature writing

Bryce Schulte, 2015 — news editing / headline writing

Brianna Erickson, 2014 — first-year photography

Clare Farrell, 2014 — advertising

Zoe Wilson, 2014 — news magazine layout

Clare Farrell, 2013 — advertising

Carly Kinning, 2013 — newsmagazine layout

Mirza Besic, 2011 — commentary writing

Lauren Coffey, 2011 — feature writing

Laura Scieszinski, 2011 — sports writing

Evan Culbert, 2010 — newsmagazine layout

Kelly McGowan, 2010 — advertising

Spencer Vasey, 2010 — review writing

Lauren Gehrke, 2009 — feature writing

Liz Waller, 2009 — poetry

Brennan Winget, 2009 — advertising

Haley Johnson, 2008 — newspaper layout

Brennan Winget, 2008 — advertising

Mike Slusark, 2006 — commentary

Torey Robinson, 2006 — sports writing

David Zorn, 2006 — editorial cartooning

Larissa French, 2005 — news writing

Alex Guns, 2005 — review writing

Xian Zhang, 2005 — editorial writing

Jane Slusark, 2003 — news writing

Eric Butterwick, 2001 — sports writing

Natalie Baltzley, 1999 — editing

Kristi Kielhorn, 1999 — feature writing

Genevieve Ramsay, 1998 — feature writing

Jake Reichling, 1998 — sports writing

Emily Betz, 1996 — feature writing


NATIONAL SCHOLASTIC PRESS ASSOCIATION AWARDS

Pacemaker Winner

2014

Pacemaker Finalist

2015, 2016

Online Pacemaker Finalist

2016

Critiques

All-American 2007, 2006, 2004, 2003, 2001

First Class 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2002, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995

Second Class 2014

NSPA Best of Show

Third place, Indianapolis— 2016

Sixth place, Kansas City — 2010

Seventh place, San Francisco, 2001

Eighth place, Kansas City — 2000

Ninth place, Phoenix — 2002

Tenth place, Atlanta — 1999

NSPA Best of Show Specialty issue

Third place, 1999 — Atlanta

Best of Contests Newspaper

Anne Rogers, 2015 — HM editorial writing

Lauren Coffey, 2011 — HM editorial writing

Claire Lekwa, 2006 — Wikoff Editorial Leadership Scholarship winner, $1,000

Jane Slusark, 2004 — 3rd place newswriting

Lena Rydberg, 2000 — 2nd place news photography

Journalism Honor Roll

Catherine Carraci, 2010 — newspaper

Evan Culbert, 2010 — newspaper

Lauren Gehrke, 2010 — newspaper

Matt Knoedel, 2010 — newspaper

Kallen Kramer, 2010 — newspaper

Kelsey Kruse, 2010 — newspaper

Kyle Soyer, 2010 — newspaper

Amy Lovejoy, 2009 — newspaper

Jeremy Mullen, 2009 — newspaper

Kari Dockum, 2008 — newspaper

Larissa French, 2007 — newspaper

Mike Slusark, 2007 — newspaper

Tyler Buller, 2006 — newspaper

Claire Lekwa, 2006 — newspaper

Al Neuharth Free Spirit Award Winner

Laura Scieszinski, 2013 — $1,000

Torey Robinson, 2007 —$1,000

Tyler Buller, 2005 — top 8 finalist in the national, $1,000

KC Star Hemingway Writing Contest

Tyler Buller, 2005 — commentary national winner, $2,500


IOWA HIGH SCHOOL PRESS ASSOCIATION AWARDS

News Team of the Year

2nd place, 2016

2nd place, 2015

Overall Package

First place, 2005

Photography

First place, 2005, 2004, 2003

Second place, 2013, 2007, 1999

Third place, 2014, 2006, 2000

Honorable mention, 2001

Graphics and Illustrations

First place, 2006

Second place, 2005, 2000

Third place, 2013, 2012

Honorable Mention, 2014, 2011

Writing

First place, 2006

Second place, 2004

Third place, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2000

Honorable Mention, 2012, 2007, 2005

Online Website

Second place, 2013

Individual Multimedia, Writing, Photo and Design Contests

First place

Esmeralda Flores, 2016 — sports photography

Kitarrha Mangra-Dutcher/Kathryn Ikeda, 2016 — photo slideshow

Bryce Schulte, 2016 — column

Katie Lichter, 2016 — feature photography

Carly Campbell, 2015 — sports photography

Carly Kinning, 2015 — feature photography

Katie Lichter, 2015 — photo illustration

Mallorie Goodale, 2014 — personality profile

Mollie Greenwood, 2014 — column writing

Anne Rogers, 2014 — personality profile

Laura Schwartz, 2014 — news photography

Anne Rogers, 2013 — feature writing

Paige Cramer, 2013 — page design

Evan Culbert, 2012 — design

Kelsey Kruse, 2011 — feature writing

Kallen Kramer, 2009 — in-depth reporting

Julia Manning, 2009 — sports writing

Andy Hummel, 2008 — illustrations

Andy Kane, 2008 — editorial writing

Torey Robinson, 2006 — sports writing

Elizabeth Timmins, 2006 — feature writing

Xian Zhang, 2006 — personality profile

Kristin Boscaljon, 2005 — feature photography

Tyler Buller, 2005 — column writing

Krisitn Boscaljon, 2004 — news photography

Jane Slusark, 2004 — news writing

Chelsea Smith, 2004 — sports photography

Matthew Putney, 2003 — feature photography

Matthew Putney, 2003 — sports photography

Katie Carter, 2000 — editorial writing

Matt Skeens, 2000 — design

Nathan Benn, 1998 — sports photography

Second place

Esmeralda Flores/Ben Lunn, 2016 — photo story

Esmeralda Flores, 2016 — photo slideshow

Carly Campbell, 2016 — multi-page design

Sarah Caporelli, 2016 — in-depth news

Ahmad Smith, 2016 — feature photography

Clare Farrell/Carly Campbell, 2015 — infographic

Clare Farrell/Allison Klein, 2015 — in-depth news

Clare Farrell/Zoe Wilson, 2015 — two-page design

Mallorie Goodale, 2014 — infographic

Natalie Larimer, 2014 — news photography

Laura Scieszinski, 2014 — staff editorial

Laura Scieszinski, 2013 — staff editorial

Laura Scieszinski, 2013 — feature photo

Austin Busch, 2013 — editorial cartooning

Monica Gagne, 2013 — page design

Lauren Coffey, 2011 — editorial writing

Kelsey Kruse, 2011 — personality profile

Brittany Deal, 2009 — news writing

Kiera Morrill, 2009 — sports photography

Dan Haight, 2007 — news photography

Torey Robinson, 2007 — editorial writing

Bekah Reece, 2006 — editorial cartooning

Sam Schroeder, 2006 — sports photography

Elizabeth Timmins, 2006 — design

Emily Bibler, 2005 — design

Staff, 2005 — graphics

Dawn Wilkens, 2005 — news photography

Claire Lekwa, 2004 — feature writing

Jane Slusark, 2004 — news writing

Sam Ites, 2003 — design

Rachel Mullen, 2003 — news writing

Matthew Putney, 2003 — feature photography

Alicia Metcalf, 2002 — news writing

Lena Rydberg, 2000 — feature photography

Spencer Wise, 2000 — editorial writing

Nathan Benn, 1998 — feature photography

Jason Ranker, 1993 — editorial writing

Third place

Ben Lunn, 2016 — sports photography

Esmeralda Flores, 2016 — photo story

Sam Farrell, 2016 — personality profile

Eileen Lagerblade/Esmeralda Flores/Anna Losen, 2016 — one-page design

Kathryn Ikeda, 2016 — news photo

Kate Lichter, 2016 — web design

Sarah Caporelli, 2015 — staff editorial

Hannah Crooks, 2015 — feature photography

Clare Farrell/Allison Klein, 2015 — in-depth news

Clare Farrell, 2015 — infographic

Carly Kinning, 2015 — web design

Ashley Long, 2015 — news photography

Carissa Metcalf, 2015 — news story

Jeremy Caracci, 2014 — news cover

Sarah Margolin, 2014 — news cover

Niki Ferguson, 2013 — sports photo

Anne Rogers, 2013 — sports story

Ashley Enger, 2012 — personality profile

Taylor Joens, 2012 — sports writing

Zach Winjum, 2012 — news writing

Alexa Anderson, 2011 — news writing

Evan Culbert, 2010 — sports writing

Brittany Deal, 2009 — editorial writing

Staff, 2009 — graphics

Austin Hartsook, 2008 — sports writing

Kiera Morrill, 2008 — personality profile

Alex Guns, 2007 — editorial writing

Susan Clausen, 2006 — editorial writing

Laura Messerly, 2005 — news writing

Mike Slusark, 2005 — editorial writing

Xian Zhang, 2005 — news photography

Staff, 2004 — graphics

Aaron Holmgren, 2003 — feature photography

Alicia Metcalf, 2003 — profile writing

Matthew Putney, 2003 — sports photography

Chris Sigmund, 2003 — editorial writing

Van Holmgren, 2002 — editorial cartooning

Van Holmgren, 2001 — illustrations

Van Holmgren, 2001 — editorial cartooning

Matthew Putney, 2001 — sports photography

Gavin Kucera, 2000 — illustrations

Nathan Benn, 1997 — feature photography

Kristen Warren, 1996 — editorial writing

Fourth place

Clare Farrell, 2015 — personality profile

Carly Kinning/Anne Rogers, 2015 — photo story

Natalie Larimer, 2015 — column writing

Ashley Long, 2015 — news photography

Fifth place

Clare Farrell, 2015 — two-page design

Kathryn Ikeda, 2015 — news writing

Anne Rogers, 2015 — in-depth news

Anne Rogers, 2015 — sports photography

Anne Rogers, 2015 — staff editorial

Honorable mention

Carly Campbell, 2016 — sports story

Kate Lichter/Ahmad Smith, 2016 — photo slideshow

Esmeralda Flores, 2016 — news photo

Eileen Lagerblade, 2016 — infograph

Kallie Bebee, 2016 — editorial cartoon

Clare Farrell, 2015 — feature writing

Clare Farrell, 2015 — two-page design

Carly Kinning, 2015 — feature photography

Carly Kinning/Anne Rogers, 2015 — photo story

Laura Scieszinski, 2014 — staff editorial

Austin Busch, 2013 — news photo

Hannah Soyer, 2011 — opinion writing

Matt Knoedel, 2010 — editorial writing

Kyle Soyer, 2010 — personality profile

Matthew Courtney, 2008 — sports photography

Andy Hummel, 2008 — editorial cartooning

Julia Manning, 2008 — feature writing

Veronica Roshek, 2008 — column writing

Dan Haight, 2007 — sports photography

Veronica Roshek, 2007 — layout and design

Mike Slusark, 2007 — column writing

Claire Lekwa, 2006 — feature writing

Sam Schroeder, 2006 — news photography

Sam Schroeder, 2006 — sports photography

Mike Slusark, 2005 — profile writing

Brecca Hoffman, 2004 — columns

Lia Yoon, 2004 — feature writing

Morgan Leitner, 2003 — feature writing

Matthew Putney, 2003 — sports photography

Matt Campbell, 2002 — columns

Staff, 2002 — graphics

Staff, 2000 — graphics

Courtney Howard, 2000 — in depth writing

Rina Strenge, 2000 — news writing

Beau Brindley, 1996 — profile writing

Emerging Journalist

Kathryn Ikeda, 2016

Bryce Schulte, 2016

Carissa Dobson, 2015

Hannah Crooks, 2015

Carly Kinning, 2014

Gabby Ledesma, 2014

Anne Rogers, 2014

IHSPA High School Photographer of the Year

Ashley Long, 2016, 2nd place

Kate Lichter, 2016, 3rd place

Laura Schwartz, 2014

Laura Schwartz, 2013

Sam Schroeder 2006

Kristin Boscaljon, 2005

Afton Simpson, 2004

Aaron Holmgren, 2003

Matthew Putney, 2002

IHSPA High School Designer of the Year

Eileen Lagerblade, 2016, 2nd place

Helen Moritz, 2016, 3rd place

IHSPA High School Writer of the Year

Carly Campbell, 2016, 3rd place

Iowa Newspaper Foundation Scholarship winner

Claire Lekwa, 2006 — $1,000 scholarship winner

Iowa High School Journalist of the Year

Anne Rogers, 2015

Laura Sciesinski, 2014

Lisa Friesth, 2012

Kelly McGowan, 2011

Kallen Kramer, 2010

Matthew Putney, 2002 — runner-up

On-the-Spot Contest

First place

Faisal Alabsi, 2009 — photography

Catherine Carraci, 2009 — news writing

Lauren Gehrke, 2009 — yearbook copy and caption writing

Amanda Gabbert, 2008 — photography

Kevin Hu, 2008 — opinion

Erin Funk,  2008 — yearbook layout

Brittany Deal, 2007 — editorial writing

Torey Robinson, 2007 — sports writing

Susan Clausen, 2006 — news writing

Abby Weaver, 2006 — digital photography

Sam Schroeder, 2005 — digital photography

Mike Slusark, 2005 — editorial writing

Alicia Corron, 2004 — photography

Afton Simpson, 2003 — photography

Matthew Putney, 2002 — photography

Second place

Kristine Hayes, 2009 — news writing

Kevin Hu, 2009 — editorial writing

Rachael Meyer, 2009 — yearbook copy and caption writing

Hannah Emmerson, 2007 — yearbook design

Cory Gagne, 2007 — yearbook copy and caption writing

Larissa French, 2006 — news writing

Mike Slusark, 2004 — sports writing

Matt Campbell, 2002 — news writing

Third place

Kaitlyn Ellerman, 2009 — editorial writing

Kofi Manteaw, 2009 — photography

Kelly McGowan, 2009 — yearbook design

Catherine Caracci, 2008 — news writing

Hannah Emmerson, 2008 — yearbook design

Torey Robinson, 2006 — sports writing

Xian Zhang, 2005 — editorial writing

Stacie Bendixen, 2004 — sports writing

Afton Simpson, 2004 — photography

Honorable Mention

Matt Knoedel, 2009 — editorial writing

Kari Dockum, 2007 — news writing

Susan Clausen, 2005 — sports writing


COLUMBIA SCHOLASTIC PRESS ASSOCIATION GOLD CIRCLE AWARDS

Silver Crown Winner

2015, 1995

Critiques

Gold Medalist 2015, 2014, 2013, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1993

Silver Medalist 2012, 2011, 2006, 2005, 2001, 1996, 1995

Individual Awards

First place

Michael Knoedel, 2011 — news page design

Kelly McGowan, 2010 — single page feature package

Kelly McGowan, 2010 — single page feature package portfolio

Julia Manning, 2010 — sports page design portfolio

Jane Slusark, 2005 — news writing

Amanda Cook, Jane Slusark, Matthew Putney, 2004 — double truck

Second place

Michelle Kumar, 2016 — off-campus opinion online

Carly Kinning, 2015 — feature photo

Lizzy Orr/Olivia White/Meredith Gwennap, 2014 — photo illustration

Michael Knoedel, 2011 — feature page design

Kelly McGowan, Mike Shi, Zach Winjum, 2010 — two-page feature page

Julia Manning, 2010 — sports page design

Julia Manning, 2010 — opinion page design

Haley Johnson, 2009 editorial page design

Veronica Roshek, 2008 — editorial writing

Chris Sigmund, 2004 — editorial writing

Jane Slusark, 2004 — news writing

Third place

Natalie Larimer, 2016 — commentary online

Kenzie Foldes, Anne Rogers, 2013 — single subject presentation

Evan Culbert, 2011 — feature/news single page package portfolio of work

Evan Culbert, 2009 — feature/news single page

Kallen Kramer, 2010 — two-page feature package

Julia Manning, 2010 — feature page design

Evan Culbert, 2009 — feature page design

Andy Hummel, 2009 — hand-drawn illustration

Kallen Kramer, Stephanie Ivankovich, 2009 — single subject presentation

Kallen Kramer, Ben Vander Ploeg, Brennan Winget, 2009 — single subject presentation

Amy Lovejoy, 2009 — news design

Dwight Lykins, 2009 — single subject

Alex Kron, 2006 — sports feature writing

Van Holmgren, 2002 — editorial cartoon portfolio

Lena Rydberg, 2001 — news photography

Genevieve Ramsay, 1998 — opinion design

Certificate of Merit

Kenzie Foldes, 2013 — design portfolio

Jeremy Caracci, Myles Glandorf, 2013 — single subject presentation

Kenzie Foldes, 2013 — feature page portfolio of work

Hannah Soyer, 2011 — news feature writing

Molly Ward, 2011 — feature photograph

Spencer Vasey, 2011 — feature page portfolio of work

Kallen Kramer, 2010 — Page one design

Cicely Gordon, Haley Johnson, Julia Manning, 2009 — single subject presentation

Haley Johnson, 2009 — infographics

Julia Manning, Brennan Winget, 2009 — people design

Yiming Qin, 2009 — hand-drawn illustration

Lauren Proffitt, 2009 — feature design

Dan Haight, 2008 — news photography

Dan Haight, 2008 — news photography

Torey Robinson, 2008 — editorial writing

Veronica Roshek, 2008 — editorial writing

Susan Clausen, Elise Mullen, 2007 — single subject presentation

Sam Schroeder, 2006 — feature photography

Sam Ites, 2003 — opinion writing off campus

Matthew Putney, Chris Verlingia, 2002 – sports layout

Nathan Benn, 1998 – sports photography

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