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

Competitions

2020

2020 Spring JEA Awards @ Nashville (Online)

CategoryRatingName
Online PacemakerWinnerTheHawkeye.org
NSPA Honor RollInductee Nolan DeGarlais
NSPA Honor RollInducteeCiara Laney

2020 Spring WJEA Awards @ Mercer Island H.S. (Online)

Category RatingName
WJEA Washington State Journalist of the YearJournalist of the YearNolan DeGarlais
Copy Editing/Headline WritingSuperiorNolan DeGarlais
Newspaper: Feature WritingSuperiorRitika Khanal
Yearbook: News/Feature PhotographySuperiorFateh Sial
Online JournalismExcellentTheHawkeye.org
Sports Feature WritingExcellentDamaris Ibrahim
Editorial Cartooning ExcellentNina Otebele
Review WritingExcellentJonathan Kwong
Newspaper: News/Feature PhotographyExcellentAlex Park
Newspaper: Sports PhotographyExcellentRaymond Smith
Newspaper/News Magazine: Layout ExcellentSov Sot
Yearbook: Layout Honorable MentionLin Miyamoto
Yearbook: Sports PhotographyHonorable MentionHunter Michaelson

2019

2019 Fall JEA Awards @ Washington, D.C.

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News Editing/Headline Writing/Current EventsExcellentNolan DeGarlais
Literary Magazine: PoetryHonorable Mention Alex Park

2019 Fall WJEA Awards @ J-Day West

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NewspaperEmerald AwardThe Hawkeye
WebsiteEmerald AwardTheHawkeye.org

2019 Spring JEA Awards @ Anaheim

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Online PacemakerFinalistTheHawkeye.org
JEA National Journalist of the YearRunner-upAnnika Prom
Yearbook Layout: ThemeSuperiorMarianne Nacanaynay
Online News PackageHonorable Mention Nolan DeGarlais, Matthew Hipolito and Annika Prom
Graphic Design: Logo Honorable MentionJacob Jester
Review WritingHonorable MentionSemira Beraki
News Writing Honorable MentionJonah Paulsene

2019 Spring WJEA Awards @ Cleveland H.S.

Category RatingName
WJEA Washington State Journalist of the YearJournalist of the YearAnnika Prom
Headline Writing/Copy EditingSuperior Nolan DeGarlais
Visual Communications/InfographicsSuperiorSierra Clark
Newspaper/News Magazine: Layout ExcellentSalman Ghous
Newspaper: Feature WritingExcellentSamantha Lee
Video Broadcasting: FeatureExcellentDaniel Vega-Garcia and Braeden Setzer
Yearbook: News/Feature PhotographyExcellentJonathan Kwong
Editorial CartooningHonorable MentionLin Miyamoto
Newspaper: News/Feature Photography Honorable MentionCaroline Erdey

2018

2018 Fall JEA Awards @ Chicago

CategoryRatingName
NSPA Story of the Year: PodcastHonorable MentionBen Eyman
NSPA Story of the Year: Interactive InfographicHonorable MentionSam Johnson
Press Law & EthicsHonorable MentionMarianne Nacanaynay
Newspaper EditingHonorable MentionAnnika Prom

2018 Fall WJEA Awards @ J-Day West

CategoryRatingName
NewspaperEmerald AwardThe Hawkeye
WebsiteEmerald AwardTheHawkeye.org

2018 Spring JEA Awards @ San Francisco

CategoryRatingName
Yearbook Layout: ThemeExcellentMarianne Nacanaynay
Themed PhotographyExcellentCiara Laney
News WritingExcellentNolan DeGarlais
Literary Magazine: PhotographyExcellentJacob Allard
Press Law & Ethics Honorable MentionVivian Nowka-Keane
First Year PhotographyHonorable MentionCharlotte King
Broadcast News WritingHonorable MentionSierra Clark

2018 Spring WJEA Awards @ Glacier Peak H.S.

CategoryRatingName
Online JournalismSuperiorTMI Podcast
Yearbook LayoutExcellentMarianne Nacanaynay
Editorial CartooningExcellentSierra Clark
News FeatureHonorable MentionSamantha Svikel
Yearbook Feature WritingHonorable MentionJackson Freund
Sports FeatureHonorable MentionAnnika Prom
Headline Writing/Copy EditingHonorable MentionJonathan Kwong

2017

2017 Fall JEA Awards @ Dallas

CategoryRatingName
News WritingExcellentNolan DeGarlais
Broadcast NewswritingExcellentGavin Norley

2017 Spring JEA Awards @ Seattle

CategoryRatingName
Sports Action PhotographySuperiorJack Fiorillo
Literary Magazine PhotographyExcellentCiara Laney
News Magazine LayoutExcellentKira Doan
Broadcast News WritingHonorable MentionKennedy Cooper
Review WritingHonorable MentionAnnika Prom
Sports WritingHonorable MentionLuke Smith
Feature WritingHonorable MentionSamantha Svikel
Broadcast CommentaryHonorable MentionSierra Clark
News WritingHonorable MentionMatthew Hipolito

2016

2016 Spring JEA Awards @ Los Angeles

CategoryRatingName    
Press Law & EthicsSuperiorStephi Smith
Editorial WritingHonorable MentionMarianne Nacanaynay
Review WritingHonorable MentionIan Moffet
Social Media ReportingHonorable MentionStephi Smith & Vivian Nowka-Keane
Newsmagazine LayoutHonorable MentionKira Doan
Literary Magazine: IllustrationHonorable MentionIsaac Otis
News WritingHonorable MentionMatthew Hipolito

2016 Spring WJEA Awards @ Auburn H.S.

CategoryRatingName
Yearbook Feature WritingExcellentSamantha Svikel
News/Feature Photography - YearbookExcellentVivian Nowka-Keane
Visual Communications/InfographicsExcellentNetania Rivera
News WritingHonorable MentionMatthew Hipolito
Editorial WritingHonorable MentionMarianne Nacanaynay
Headline Writing/Copy EditingHonorable MentionStephi Smith
News Feature Photography - NewspaperHonorable MentionJack Fiorillo

2015

2015 Fall JEA Awards @ Orlando

CategoryRatingName    
Broadcast News WritingExcellentSky Schank
Editorial WritingHonorable MentionMarianne Nacanaynay
Newsmagazine LayoutHonorable MentionKira Doan
Review WritingHonorable MentionIan Moffet
Social Media ReportingHonorable MentionStephi Smith & Vivian Nowka-Keane
News WritingHonorable MentionMatthew Hipolito
Literary Magazine: IllustrationHonorable MentionIsaac Otis

2015 Spring JEA Awards @ Denver

CategoryRatingName    
Commentary WritingSuperiorBrian Tran
Press Law & EthicsSuperiorLuke Thurber
Sports WritingExcellentIrvin Zhang
Editorial CartooningExcellentHannah Schuster
Literary Magazine: PhotographyExcellentSerafina Urrutia
Editorial WritingHonorable MentionJosh Morisson
Review WritingHonorable MentionMax Tracy
Literary Magazine: IllustrationHonorable MentionIsaac Otis
Newspaper News/Feature PhotographyHonorable MentionSerafina Urrutia
Social Media ReportingHonorable MentionNick Fiorillo & Paxtyn Merten
Video EditingHonorable MentionJaira Arcilla

2015 Spring WJEA Awards @ Puyallup H.S.

CategoryRatingName
Emerging TechnologySuperiorNick Fiorillo
Emerging TechnologySuperiorPaxtyn Merten
Editorial WritingExcellentIan Moffet
Editorial CartooningHonorable MentionMichaela Chase
Sports Photography - NewspaperHonorable MentionJack Fiorillo

2014

2014 Fall JEA Awards @ Washington D.C.

CategoryRatingName    
Press Law & EthicsSuperiorNick Fiorillo
Review WritingExcellentBrian Tran
News WritingHonorable MentionPaxtyn Merten
Sports WritingHonorable MentionLuke Thurber
Literary Magazine: PoetryHonorable MentionBeza Ayele
Literary Magazine: IllustrationHonorable MentionErika Fisher

2014 Spring JEA Awards @ San Diego

CategoryRatingName    
Editorial WritingSuperiorNick Fiorillo
News WritingHonorable MentionAlyssa Vallester
News Editing/Headline WritingHonorable MentionWill Khadivi

2014 Spring WJEA Awards @ Shorewood

CategoryRatingName    
News WritingExcellentPaxtyn Merten
Headline Writing/Copy EditingExcellentNick Fiorillo
Advertising DesignExcellentArsha Kiani
Newspaper/Newsmagazine Sports PhotographyExcellentTK Johnson
Sports Feature WritingHonorable MentionAnthony Markert

2013

2013 Fall JEA Awards @ Boston

CategoryRatingName    
Literary Magazine: IllustrationSuperiorErika Fisher
Online News PackageExcellentNick Fiorillo, Maria Balcita, Arsha Kiani
News WritingHonorable MentionPaxtyn Merten
AdvertisingHonorable MentionJoy Gardner

2013 Spring JEA Awards @ San Francisco

CategoryRatingName    
Computer Design: Photoshop ArtSuperiorKyra Dahlman
Online News PackageExcellentErick Yanzon, Nick Fiorillo, Maria Balcita
Feature WritingHonorable MentionMichelle Schomer
Review WritingHonorable MentionAlyssa Vallester
AdvertisingHonorable MentionRobin Choi
Literary Magazine: PoetryHonorable MentionShannon Beaumont
Literary Magazine: IllustrationHonorable MentionArsha Kiani
Broadcast CommentaryHonorable MentionAnthony Markert

2013 Spring WJEA Awards @ Inglemoor H.S.

CategoryRatingName    
News WritingSuperiorAlyssa Vallester
Newspaper/Newsmagazine LayoutExcellentAnhViet Nguyen
Headline Writing/Copy EditingHonorable MentionNick Fiorillo
Advertising DesignHonorable MentionSereena Gee
Editorial WritingHonorable MentionGurminder Singh
News/Feature PhotographyHonorable MentionSerafina Urrutia

2012

2012 Fall JEA Awards @ San Antonio

CategoryRatingName    
News WritingExcellentNick Fiorillo
Editorial CartooningExcellentKyra Dahlman
Online News PackageExcellentAnhViet Nguyen, Dominic DeMiero

2012 Spring JEA Awards @ Seattle

CategoryRatingName    
AdvertisingExcellentRobin Choi
Computer Design: Photoshop ArtHonorable MentionKyra Dahlman
Online News PackageHonorable MentionAnhViet Nguyen, Erick Yanzon, Will Khadivi

2011

2011 Spring JEA Awards @ Anaheim

CategoryRatingName    
News WritingExcellentAnhViet Nguyen
Broadcast Sports StoryExcellentLenna Fleetwood
Broadcast CommentaryExcellentRachel Kiossovski
In-Camera FeatureHonorable MentionTrevor Alley, Max Lockleer

2011 Spring WJEA Awards @ Auburn Mountainview

CategoryRatingName    
Editorial CartooningSuperiorKyra Dahlman
Advertising DesignExcellentCarly Wicklander
Sports Feature WritingHonorable MentionAnhViet Nguyen

2010

2010 Spring JEA Awards @ Portland

CategoryRatingName    
Review WritingExcellentLizzie Haworth
Editorial CartooningExcellentCassie Soriano
Computer Design: AdvertisingHonorable MentionMaria DeMiero
Broadcast News StoryHonorable MentionLenna Fleetwood, Madeline Hodson
Broadcast Sports StoryHonorable MentionRiley Hargitt
VideographyHonorable MentionKayla Grayson

2010 Spring WJEA Awards @ Mountlake Terrace

CategoryRatingName    
Review WritingExcellentLizzie Howarth
Editorial CartooningExcellentCassie Soriano
Newspaper/Newsmagazine LayoutExcellentDominique Bishop
Yearbook LayoutExcellentMegan Resler
News/Feature PhotographyExcellentAmanda Adkins
Editorial WritingHonorable MentionChris St. Marie

2009

2009 Fall JEA Awards @ Washington D.C.

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Feature WritingHonorable MentionJoy Mabilangan

2009 Spring JEA Awards @ Phoenix

CategoryRatingName    
Literary Magazine: LayoutSuperiorMaria DeMiero
Newsmagazine: LayoutHonorable MentionKayla Cooper
Literary Magazine: PoetryHonorable MentionSamantha Clark

2008

2008 Fall JEA Awards @ St. Louis

CategoryRatingName    
Newsmagazine: LayoutHonorable MentionKayla Cooper

2008 Spring JEA Awards @ Anaheim

CategoryRatingName    
Newsmagazine: LayoutSuperiorMaria DeMiero
AdvertisingSuperiorJi Mun
Literary Magazine: LayoutExcellentKendra OOHalloran
Editorial WritingExcellentJacob Tupper
News WritingHonorable MentionSharon McClintock
Review WritingHonorable MentionKathryn Goddard
Editorial CartooningHonorable MentionCassie Soriano
Literary Magazine: IllustrationHonorable MentionAlese Campo

2007

2007 Spring JEA Awards @ Denver

CategoryRatingName    
AdvertisingSuperiorJi Mun
Video Feature StoryExcellentCaitlin Ulvin
Newsmagazine: LayoutExcellentKendra OOHalloran
News WritingHonorable MentionSharon McClintock
Sports WritingHonorable MentionJordan Gisler
Copy Editing/Headline/Caption WritingHonorable MentionCorina Cheever

2006

2006 Spring JEA Awards @ San Francisco

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On-Air ReporterExcellentBrittany Hill
News WritingHonorable MentionAlex LaCasse
Video CommentaryHonorable MentionKatherine Hernandez

2005

2005 Spring JEA Awards @ Seattle

CategoryRatingName    
Photography PortfolioSuperiorAmy Dittmar
On-Air ReporterSuperiorKatherine Phanouvong
Editorial WritingExcellentMorgan Redfield
Video CommentaryExcellentBrittany Hill
News WritingHonorable MentionAlex LaCasse
Editorial CartooningHonorable MentionJi Mun
Literary Magazine: LayoutHonorable MentionStephanie Bunyan
Literary Magazine: PoetryHonorable MentionEmily Smith
Two-Weeks’ WorkHonorable MentionJeremy Duncan
Video Commercial/PSAHonorable MentionAngela Staiger
Video Live Sports CoverageHonorable MentionDanny Haukap

2004

2004 Fall JEA Awards @ Atlanta

CategoryRatingName    
Editorial WritingExcellentMorgan Redfield
News WritingHonorable MentionAlex LaCasse

2004 Spring JEA Awards @ San Diego

CategoryRatingName    
News WritingExcellentJoe Hinson
Editorial WritingHonorable MentionTom Carpenter
Review WritingHonorable MentionConner Shively
Literary Magazine: PoetryHonorable MentionEmily Smith
B/W Newspaper PhotographyHonorable MentionJeremy Duncan

Best of Show Awards

Seattle – Spring 2016

  • NSPA Best of Show: Newspaper Tabloid 17 or More Pages
    • Second place – Hawkeye Staff

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

2019-2020

2018-2019

  • 2018 WJEA Newspaper Emerald Award
    • Editors: Annika Prom and Ben Eyman
  • 2018 WJEA Website Emerald Award
    • Editors: Annika Prom and Ben Eyman
  • 2019 Washington Journalist of the Year – Annika Prom
  • 2019 National Journalist of the Year Runner-up – Annika Prom
  • Al Neuharth Free Spirit Scholarship – Nolan DeGarlais
  • 2019 First Amendment Press Freedom Award
  • 2019 National Online Pacemaker Award Finalist
    • Editors: Annika Prom and Ben Eyman

2017-2018

2016-2017

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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