The News takes home seven journalism awards

Staff takes top awards and several honorable mentions in state-wide contest

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The New Trier News took 2 first place awards and several second and third place awards in their division for the Illinois Journalism Education Association Newspaper and Digital Media Contest.

Senior Co-Chief Editor Katy Pickens won first place for Best Humorous Commentary for “…. Ok boomer,” and senior illustrator Katia Tsytsarina placed first for her illustration “Deconstructing Democracy.”

The News itself was given honorable mentions in the categories of Best Website, Best Hybrid Publication and Best Overall Publication.

Here is a complete list of editors and reporters who placed or were given honorable mentions in the IJEA contest in their division:

1st Place:

Katy Pickens Best Humorous Commentary

Katia Tsystarina Best Illustration

2nd Place:

Junior Sports Editor Mattea Carberry Best Serious Commentary, “Suicide and mental illness are real”

Sophomore Staff Reporter Carsten Sheehan Best Sports Feature, “Dale Grooms: The man behind the NT sports machine”

3rd Place:

Senior Co-Chief Editor Julia Nagel Best Staff Editorial, “Beyond a presentation, we need a change in culture”

Junior News Editor Hannah Sussman Best News Story, “Accidental lockdown leaves student body shocked”

Junior Staff Reporter Leah Scmidt Best Personality Profile, “What it’s like: Growing up with a hearing disability”

Honorable Mentions:

Senior Opinions Editor Emma Mansour Best Humorous Commentary, “The politics of school dances”

Katia Tsytsarina Best Illustration “Deconstructing Democracy 2”

Julia Nagel Best In-Depth News Story “Evanston approves a city-wide reparations program”

Junior Staff Reporter Brooks Herb Best Sports Feature “Davidkov looks to future as top player in his class”

New Trier News Best Website

New Trier News Best Hybrid Publication

New Trier News Best Overall Publication