Tooting Our Own Horn: NEWSPA Awards 2014

Wanasek and Smale earn top honors in statewide journalism contest

Students at West Bend East and West High took home seven awards in the 2014 NEWSPA contest for student journalism.

The Northeastern Wisconsin Scholastic Press Association gave blue ribbon honors to Natalie Wanasek for her academic news writing and to Mike Smale for his feature photography. Smale led all staff members with three prizes. All awards were given to The West Bend Current, the news blog advised by Eric Beltmann.

The Current competed in the large school division of the NEWSPA contest.  Judges included Isral DeBruin of EdTogether; Amber Paluch of Green Bay Press-Gazette; Dan Kohn of Appleton Post-Crescent; Judy Russell, retired from The Oshkosh Northwestern; Gary Coll, Professor Emeritus at UW-Oshkosh; and the Photo Club at UW-Oshkosh.

4 Comments

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4 responses to “Tooting Our Own Horn: NEWSPA Awards 2014

  1. Suzanne Milkus

    Congratulations to a great blog with a wonderful staff!

  2. Sra Kastner

    Felicitaciones!! Smale no nos compartio en clase – el es animal!!!

  3. Cherie Dowman Zahn

    Wow! super work. Congratulations.

  4. Maria Hanrahan

    Congrats! I fondly remember my time as reporter and co-editor of my school newspaper when I was in high school. Good times!

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