Senior Anna Mooradian was named the best news writer in the state among all 3A and 4A students at the Kansas Scholastic Press Association’s state contest May 6 at Kansas University.
Mooradian took first place in news writing, while junior Rachel Bell took third place in two categories: copy writing and cutline writing. Both qualified for state at regionals in February.
Six regional competitions were held across the state, and the top six journalists were identified in each competition category. The best 36 contestants in each category compete at state, held the first Saturday in May at KU annually.
Mooradian is the outgoing editor of The Gamut news magazine, and Bell is the incoming editor.