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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

2017

2017 JEA @ 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 JEA Awards @ Los Angeles

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

2016 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    
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
Broadcast News WritingExcellentSky Schank

2015 Spring JEA Awards @ Denver

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

2015 WJEA Awards @ Puyallup H.S.

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

2014

2014 JEA Awards @ Washington D.C.

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

2014 JEA Awards @ San Diego

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

2014 WJEA Awards @ Shorewood

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

2013

2013 JEA Awards @ Boston

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

2013 JEA Awards @ San Francisco

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

2013 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 JEA Awards @ San Antonio

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

2012 JEA @ Seattle

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

2011

2011 WJEA @ Auburn Mountainview

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

2011 JEA @ Anaheim

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

2010

2010 WJEA @ Mountlake Terrace

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

2010 JEA @ 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

2009

2009 JEA @ Washington D.C.

CategoryRatingName    
Feature WritingHonorable MentionJoy Mabilangan

2009 JEA @ Phoenix

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

2008

2008 JEA @ St. Louis

CategoryRatingName    
Newsmagazine: LayoutHonorable MentionKayla Cooper

2008 JEA @ Anaheim

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

2007

2007 JEA @ Denver

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

2006

2006 JEA @ San Francisco

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

2005

2005 JEA @ Seattle

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

2004

2004 JEA @ 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

2004 JEA @ Atlanta

CategoryRatingName    
News WritingHonorable MentionAlex LaCasse
Editorial WritingExcellentMorgan Redfield

 

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