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HSM, HBN earn awards at first in-person state convention since 2019

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©HAWKEYE image credit: Marianne Nacanaynay
Students from across the state participated in the 2022 WJEA State Journalism Convention this past Saturday at Mercer Island High School – the first in-person state conference since 2019 as COVID-19 impacted the past two events.
Students from HSM (the Hawkeye newspaper, website and Tempo yearbook) attended the day-long conference, attended workshops and sessions, and did an incredible job in the competitions. Members of HBN (the Hawk Broadcasting Network) attended virtually and also entered competitions.
Here are the results of the competitions for Terrace students – judged against tough state and national standards.
  • junior Rachel Davis earned an excellent in news writing
  • HBN earned an honorable mention in broadcast news
  • HBN earned an honorable mention in broadcast feature
  • junior Casey Carpenter earned an honorable mention in yearbook feature writing
  • sophomore Jakob Nacanaynay earned an honorable mention in editorial writing
  • junior Cecilia Negash earned an honorable mention in sports writing
  • junior Maggie O’Hara earned an honorable mention in copy editing/headline writing
  • sophomore Mika Raring earned an honorable mention in newspaper feature writing
  • senior Caroline Erdey earned an honorable mention in newspaper sports photography
  • freshman Emmalee Harmon earned an honorable mention in yearbook sports photography
Additionally, co-editor-in-chief Ritika Khanal was presented with the Dow Jones News Fund WJEA Summer Workshop Scholarship for $1500.
KUOW’s Bill Radke was the keynote speaker at the convention, and students attended as many as four separate sessions for info and skill development.

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Marianne Nacanaynay, 2018-2019 TEMPO Executive Editor
For Marianne Nacanaynay, involvement in journalism began in the fourth grade, when she asked a friend to start a newspaper with her. After that, Nacanaynay began working with her middle-school publication and freelanced along the way. In her freshman year of high school, Nacanaynay joined the Hawkeye staff. She served as Op-Ed Editor her sophomore and junior years and worked on the yearbook as Editor of TEMPO her junior and senior years. Throughout that time, among other things, Nacanaynay learned to design and podcast, covered a Trump presidential campaign rally and got her work published in a New York Times' newsletter. After school, she volunteers for Habitat for Humanity, is president of ASL Club, serves as a representative on the school board and is on the business team for Terrace's robotics program. The Hawkeye thanks Nacanaynay for her contributions and wishes her the best as she continues her studies at Gonzaga University and pursues her dreams of working abroad.
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