Tooting Our Own Horn: NEWSPA Awards 2015


Kopish leads with three prizes in statewide journalism contest

Students at West Bend East and West High took home seven individual awards in the 2015 NEWSPA contest for student journalism.  The West Bend Current also earned blue ribbon honors for online publication.

The Northeastern Wisconsin Scholastic Press Association gave blue ribbon honors to The Current‘s Miranda Paikowski for in-depth reporting, honoring her series of articles about last fall’s proposal to merge the high schools.  Editor in Chief Alex Kopish also earned first place for her feature story about a local teacher asked to stand on stage with the president.  Kopish led all staff members with three prizes.

Full List of Awards

The Current competed in the large school division of the NEWSPA contest.  The student news blog is advised by Eric Beltmann.

(Photograph by Kim Barrett, East English teacher.)


Filed under School News and Features

5 responses to “Tooting Our Own Horn: NEWSPA Awards 2015

  1. Mr. Uelmen

    Awesome! Well deserved!

  2. Suzanne Milkus

    Congrats to Alex, Lauren, and all the staff. I enjoy reading your publication, especially hearing about the students’ perspective on issues. Kudos to your advisor!

  3. Mr. Zappia

    Congrats to the entire staff, including Mr. Beltman who encourages his journalists to find quality stories and allows them to make the story their own. Alex K. is a pleasure to have in class and a wonderful writer. Thanks for a great year with the current.

  4. Solid journalism. Strong ethics. Balanced reporting. You are doing justice to your school and the community. The skills you’re learning now will benefit you the rest of your life no matter what your career choice. Great work and nice job Mr. Beltmann.

  5. James Wieczorek

    Congratulations to all. It was well earned!

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