The student news site of Mountlake Terrace High School in Mountlake Terrace, Washington.

The Hawkeye

Awards & Honors

The Hawkeye and its staff members have been recognized for excellence in student media at the local, regional, state and national levels for quite awhile. Here are some of our accolades.

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Other Awards and Honors

Write-off Competitions

Los Angeles, California – Spring 2016

Category

Rating

Name

Editorial Writing

Honorable Mention

Marianne Nacanaynay

Review Writing

Honorable Mention

Ian Moffet

Social Media Reporting

Honorable Mention

Stephi Smith & Vivian Nowka-Keane

Newsmagazine Layout

Honorable Mention

Kira Doan

Press Law & Ethics

Superior

Stephi Smith

Literary Magazine: Illustration

Honorable Mention

Isaac Otis

News Writing

Honorable Mention

Matthew Hipolito

 

Orlando, Florida – Fall 2015

Category

Rating

Name

Editorial Writing

Honorable Mention

Marianne Nacanaynay

Newsmagazine Layout

Honorable Mention

Kira Doan

Review Writing

Honorable Mention

Ian Moffet

Social Media Reporting

Honorable Mention

Stephi Smith & Vivian Nowka-Keane

News Writing

Honorable Mention

Matthew Hipolito

Literary Magazine: Illustration

Honorable Mention

Isaac Otis

Broadcast News Writing

Excellent

Sky Schank

Denver, Colorado – Spring 2015

Category

Rating

Name

Editorial Writing

Honorable Mention

Josh Morisson

Sports Writing

Excellent

Irvin Zhang

Review Writing

Honorable Mention

Max Tracy

Editorial Cartooning

Excellent

Hannah Schuster

Commentary Writing

Superior

Brian Tran

Press Law & Ethics

Superior

Luke Thurber

Literary Magazine: Illustration

Honorable Mention

Isaac Otis

Literary Magazine: Photography

Excellent

Serafina Urrutia

Newspaper News/Feature Photography

Honorable Mention

Serafina Urrutia

Social Media Reporting

Honorable Mention

Nick Fiorillo & Paxtyn Merten

Video Editing

Honorable Mention

Jaira Arcilla

 

WJEA 2015 – Puyallup High School

Category

Rating

Name

Editorial Writing

Excellent

Ian Moffet

Editorial Cartooning

Honorable Mention

Michaela Chase

Sports Photography – Newspaper/Newsmagazine

Honorable Mention

Jack Fiorillo

Washington, DC – Fall 2014

Category

Rating

Name

News Writing

Honorable Mention

Paxtyn Merten

Sports Writing

Honorable Mention

Luke Thurber

Review Writing

Excellent

Brian Tran

Press Law & Ethics

Superior

Nick Fiorillo

Literary Magazine: Poetry

Honorable Mention

Beza Ayele

Literary Magazine: Illustration

Honorable Mention

Erika Fisher

 

San Diego, California – Spring 2014

Category

Rating

Name

News Writing

Honorable Mention

Alyssa Vallester

Editorial Writing

Superior

Nick Fiorillo

News Editing/Headline Writing

Honorable Mention

Will Khadivi

WJEA 2014 – Shorewood High School

Category

Rating

Name

News Writing

Excellent

Paxtyn Merten

Sports Feature Writing

Honorable Mention

Anthony Markert

Headline Writing/Copy Editing

Excellent

Nick Fiorillo

Advertising Design

Excellent

Arsha Kiani

Newspaper/Newsmagazine Sports Photography

Excellent TK Johnson

Boston, Massachusetts  – Fall 2013

Category

Rating

Name

News Writing

Honorable Mention

Paxtyn Merten

Advertising

Honorable Mention

Joy Gardner

Literary Magazine: Illustration

Superior

Erika Fisher

Online News Package

Excellent

Nick Fiorillo, Maria Balcita, Arsha Kiani

San Francisco, California – Spring 2013

Category

Rating

Name

Feature Writing

Honorable Mention

Michelle Schomer

Review Writing

Honorable Mention

Alyssa Vallester

Advertising

Honorable Mention

Robin Choi

Literary Magazine: Poetry

Honorable Mention

Shannon Beaumont

Literary Magazine: Illustration

Honorable Mention

Arsha Kiani

Computer Design: Photoshop Art

Superior

Kyra Dahlman

Broadcast Commentary

Honorable Mention

Anthony Markert

Online News Package

Excellent

Erick Yanzon, Nick Fiorillo, Maria Balcita

WJEA 2013 – Inglemoor High School 

Category

Rating

Name

News Writing

Superior

Alyssa Vallester

Newspaper/Newsmagazine Layout

Excellent

AnhViet Nguyen

Headline Writing/Copy Editing

Honorable Mention

Nick Fiorillo

Advertising Design

Honorable Mention

Sereena Gee

Editorial Writing

Honorable Mention

Gurminder Singh

News/Feature Photography

Honorable Mention

Serafina Urrutia

San Antonio, Texas – Fall 2012

Category

Rating

Name

News Writing

Excellent

Nick Fiorillo

Editorial Cartooning

Excellent

Kyra Dahlman

Online News Package

Excellent

 AnhViet Nguyen, Dominic DeMiero

Seattle, Washington – Spring 2012

Category

Rating

Name

Advertising

Excellent

Robin Choi

Computer Design: Photoshop Art

Honorable Mention

Kyra Dahlman

Online News Package

Honorable Mention

AnhViet Nguyen, Erick Yanzon, Will Khadivi

Anaheim, California – Spring 2011

Category

Rating

Name

News Writing

Excellent

AnhViet Nguyen

Broadcast Sports Story

Excellent

Lenna Fleetwood

In-Camera Feature

Honorable Mention

Trevor Alley, Max Lockleer

Broadcast Commentary

Excellent

Rachel Kiossovski

WJEA 2011 – Auburn Mountainview High School 

Category

Rating

Name

Sports Feature Writing

Honorable Mention

AnhViet Nguyen

Editorial Cartooning

Superior

Kyra Dahlman

Advertising Design

Excellent

Carly Wicklander

Portland, Oregon – Spring 2010

Category

Rating

Name

Review Writing

Excellent

Lizzie Haworth

Editorial Cartooning

Excellent

Cassie Soriano

Computer Design: Advertising

Honorable Mention

Maria DeMiero

Broadcast News Story

Honorable Mention

Lenna Fleetwood, Madeline Hodson

Broadcast Sports Story

Honorable Mention

Riley Hargitt

Videography

Honorable Mention

Kayla Grayson

WJEA 2010 – Mountlake Terrace High School 

Category

Rating

Name

Editorial Writing

Honorable Mention

Chris St. Marie

Review Writing

Excellent

Lizzie Howarth

Editorial Cartooning

Excellent

Cassie Soriano

Newspaper/Newsmagazine Layout

Excellent

Dominique Bishop

Yearbook Layout

Excellent

Megan Resler

News/Feature Photography

Excellent

Amanda Adkins

Washington, D.C. – Fall 2009

Category

Rating

Name

Feature Writing

Honorable Mention

Joy Mabilangan

Phoenix, Arizona – Spring 2009

Category

Rating

Name

Newsmagazine: Layout

Honorable Mention

Kayla Cooper

Literary Magazine: Layout

Superior

Maria DeMiero

Literary Magazine: Poetry

Honorable Mention

Samantha Clark

St. Louis, Missouri – Fall 2008

Category

Rating

Name

Newsmagazine: Layout

Honorable Mention

Kayla Cooper

Anaheim, California – Spring 2008

Category

Rating

Name

News Writing

Honorable Mention

Sharon McClintock

Editorial Writing

Excellent

Jacob Tupper

Review Writing

Honorable Mention

Kathryn Goddard

Editorial Cartooning

Honorable Mention

Cassie Soriano

Newsmagazine: Layout

Superior

Maria DeMiero

Advertising

Superior

Ji Mun

Literary Magazine: Layout

Excellent

Kendra OOHalloran

Literary Magazine: Illustration

Honorable Mention

Alese Campo

Denver, Colorado – Spring 2007

Category

Rating

Name

News Writing

Honorable Mention

Sharon McClintock

Sports Writing

Honorable Mention

Jordan Gisler

Copy Editing/Headline/Caption Writing

Honorable Mention

Corina Cheever

Newsmagazine: Layout

Excellent

Kendra OOHalloran

Advertising

Superior

Ji Mun

Video Feature Story

Excellent

Caitlin Ulvin

San Francisco, California – Spring 2006

Category

Rating

Name

News Writing

Honorable Mention

Alex LaCasse

On-Air Reporter

Excellent

Brittany Hill

Video Commentary

Honorable Mention

Katherine Hernandez

Seattle, Washington – Spring 2005

Category

Rating

Name

News Writing

Honorable Mention

Alex LaCasse

Editorial Writing

Excellent

Morgan Redfield

Editorial Cartooning

Honorable Mention

Ji Mun

Literary Magazine: Layout

Honorable Mention

Stephanie Bunyan

Literary Magazine: Poetry

Honorable Mention

Emily Smith

Two-Weeks’ Work

Honorable Mention

Jeremy Duncan

Photography Portfolio

Superior

Amy Dittmar

Video Commercial/PSA

Honorable Mention

Angela Staiger

Video Live Sports Coverage

Honorable Mention

Danny Haukap

On-Air Reporter

Superior

Katherine Phanouvong

Video Commentary

Excellent

Brittany Hill

Atlanta, Georgia – Fall 2004

Category

Rating

Name

News Writing

Honorable Mention

Alex LaCasse

Editorial Writing

Excellent

Morgan Redfield

San Diego, California – Spring 2004

Category

Rating

Name

News Writing

Excellent

Joe Hinson

Editorial Writing

Honorable Mention

Tom Carpenter

Review Writing

Honorable Mention

Conner Shively

Literary Magazine: Poetry

Honorable Mention

Emily Smith

B/W Newspaper Photography

Honorable Mention

Jeremy Duncan

Best of Show

Best of Show Awards

Orlando – Fall 2015

  • NSPA Best of Show: Newspaper Special Edition
  • NSPA 2016 Best of Show: Newspaper Special Edition
    • Eighth place – Hawkeye staff

Denver – Spring 2015

  • Publication Website Small School – 5th place

Washington, DC – Fall 2014

  • Newspaper Special Edition – 6th place
  • Publication Website Small School – 2nd place

San Diego – Spring 2014

  • Publication Website Small School – 5th Place
  • Newspaper Tabloid – 5th place

San Francisco – Spring 2013

  • Publication Website Small School – 6th place

San Antonio – Fall 2012

  • Newspaper Broadsheet 9-12 Pages – 5th place

Seattle – Spring 2012

  • Newspaper Broadsheet 9-12 Pages – 3rd place
  • Publication Website Large School – 8th place

Kansas – Fall 2010

  • Newspaper 13-16 Pages – 3rd place
  • Publication Website Small School – 5th place

Portland – Spring 2010

  • Newspaper 9-12 Pages – 5th place

Phoenix – Spring 2009

  • Newspaper 13-16 Pages – 7th place

Anaheim – Spring 2008

  • Newspaper 13-16 Pages – 10th place

San Francisco – Spring 2006

  • Newspaper 13-16 Pages – 1st place

Seattle – Spring 2005

  • Newspaper 17+ Pages – 2nd place

San Diego Spring 2004

  • Newspaper 9-12 Pages – 7th place

Washington, D.C. – Fall 2003

  • Newspaper 13-16 Pages – 8th place

Boston – Fall 2001

  • Newspaper 9-12 Pages – 2nd place
  • Newsmagazine – 10th place

San Francisco – Spring 2001

  • Newspaper 13-16 Pages – 10th place
  • Specialty Newspapers – 4th place

Kansas – Fall 2000

  • Newspaper 13-16 Pages – 5th place
  • Specialty News Publications – 6th place

Anaheim – Spring 2000

  • Specialty News Publication – 10th place

Albuquerque – Spring 1999

  • Newspaper 13-16 Pages – 3rd place

Seattle – Spring 1998

  • Newspaper 13-16 Pages – 2nd place

St. Louis – Fall 1997

  • Newspaper 13-16 Pages – 1st place

Phoenix – Spring 1997

  • Newspaper 17 and more pages – 6th place

Chicago – Fall 1996

  • Newspaper 13-16 Pages – 1st place

San Francisco – Spring 1996

  • Newspaper 17+ Pages – 3rd place

Kansas – Fall 1995 

  • Newspaper 9-12 Pages – 2nd place

 

Other Awards and Honors

2015-2016

2014-2015

2013-2014

  • Al Neuharth Free Spirit Scholarship – Nick Fiorillo
  • 2014 First Amendment Press Freedom Award
  • WJEA Best of Show for Emerging Technologies
    • Editor: Erick Yanzon
  • WJEA Award of Excellence for Newsmagazine
    • Editor: Nick Fiorillo
  • WJEA Best of Show for Video Broadcast: Hawk TV

2012-2013

2011-2012

2008-2009

  • Special recognition award

2006-2007

  • First Amendment Free Press Award
  • Society of Professional Journalists – Honorable Mention
  • American Scholastic Press Association – 1st place

2005-2006

  • 2006 First Amendment Free Press Award
  • Society of Professional Journalists – 3rd place
  • Washington state Adviser of the Year – Vincent DeMiero

2003-2004

  • Two staff members were named National Winners
2002-2003
  • NSPA “Pioneer” – Vincent DeMiero
2001-2002
  • Newspaper National Pacemakers Award Winner
2000-2001
  • Freedom Forum First Amendment Schools Award Winner
  • Seattle Times Urban Newspaper Workshop delegate – Jeff Mar
  • Design of the Year: Infographic/Illustration – 2nd place: W. Joe DeMiero
1999-2000
  • American Scholastic Press Association – 1st place
  • The Seattle Times All Star High School Journalism Staff – Kathryn Douma and Xuan Che
  • HighWired.com – Senior Edition Editor, Kathryn Douma – Advisory Board, Vincent DeMiero
  • Student Press Rights Commission – Vincent DeMiero, named to this powerful committee
  • National Pacemaker Award Finalist
  • Honor Roll of Student Journalist: W. Joe DeMiero
1998-1999
  • WJEA Journalist of the Year – Adam Jude
  • Recognition for significant contribution to high school journalism – Hawkeye FANs
1997-1998
  • Washington Press Association – 2nd runner-up
  • Society of Professional Journalists – 3rd place – “Excellence in Journalism” competition
  • National Pacemaker Award Finalist
1996-1997
  • Best of the Net: Editorial Content – Honorable Mention
  • Multicultural Journalism Award Winner – Print
  • National Newspaper Association “Photo News-Feature” Sweepstakes Winner – Eric Nusser
  • Story of the Year: News – 1st place: Joey Roberts, Bradey Day, Simon Farretta, Eric Nusser
  • National Pacemaker Award Finalist
1995-1996
  • Courage in Student Journalism Award: Stacey Burns
  • National Pacemaker Award Finalist
  • NSPA/Associated Collegiate Press/Student Press Law Center Scholastic Press Freedom Award – Stacey Burns
  • Dow Jones Newspaper Fund National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year – Vincent DeMiero, named one of four Distinguished Advisers in the nation
  • JEA Student Impact Award – Stacey Burns and the 1994-1995 Editorial Board
  • Washington Press Association – 1st place – “General Excellence”
  • Society of Professional Journalists – 1st place – “Excellence in Journalism”

1994-1995

  • Washington Press Association – 2nd place – “General Excellence”
  • WJEA Adviser of the Year – Vincent DeMiero
  • Runner-up Student Journalist of the Year – Stacey Burns
  • Society of Professional Journalists – 1st place – “General Excellence”

 

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Awards & Honors