The 2012 State Journalism Championships were May 7 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The top-12 places from the preliminary judging, event champions in Classes A1, A2, B, C, and D, and alternates competed in the state contest in Lincoln.
The one-day championship event is sponsored by the Nebraska School Activities Association, the Nebraska High School Press Association and UNL.
Results follow by category with winners listed in descending order from first place.
ADVERTISING: Shelly Bazer, Millard South; Madalyn Hoaglund, Papillion-La Vista; Aubrey Sydow, McCook.
SPORTS/ACTION PHOTOGRAPHY: Miranda Wieczorek, Grand Island; Courtney Cain, Millard North; Daniel LeDuc, Lincoln Pius X.
NEWS/FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHY: Joe Weiss, Omaha Gross; Mahalah Booth, Scottsbluff; Miranda Wieczorek, Grand Island.
COLUMN WRITING: Pierce Dageforde, Millard South; Jackson Fisher, Lincoln East; Hannah Toohey, Omaha Marian.
EDITORIAL CARTOONING: Kelsey Armagost, Fremont; Kelly Bast, Millard North; Anabelle Khim, Millard South.
EDITORIAL WRITING: Casey Waughn, Millard North; Randy Speer, Elkhorn Mount Michael; Taylor Wilson, Omaha Gross.
ENTERTAINMENT WRITING: Cole Gregory, Millard South; Kalani Fortina, Omaha Marian; Claudia Seravalli, Lincoln East.
GRAPHIC ILLUSTRATION: Eva Phillips, Omaha Westside; Elizabeth Groth, Millard North; Alex Allbery, Millard North.
HEADLINE WRITING: Zoe Ursick, Omaha Marian; Patrick Wright, Broken Bow; Emily Fischer, Omaha Marian.
IN-DEPTH NEWSPAPER COVERAGE: Ali Tomek, Allie Fisher, Joe Hack, Colette Rector, Andrew McVea and Maddie Goodman, Westside; Caleb Blasé, James Ramold, Sajna Kajtazovic, Shelly Bazer and Cody Jones, Millard South; Hannah Toohey, Kalani Fortina, Clancy Nelson, Trinity Gleason, Gabriella Martinez-Garro and Hannah Grace, Marian.
NEWSPAPER FEATURE WRITING: Gary Grinvalds, Yutan; Imani Wilson, Lincoln East; Lindsay Esparrago, Papillion-La Vista South.
NEWSPAPER LAYOUT: Bridget Van Beaumont, Millard North; Annie Cheney, Cody-Kilgore; Alison Buchli, Fairbury.
NEWS WRITING: Samuel Eastman, Gering; Kyle Cippera, Omaha North; Chris Harlow, Papillion-La Vista South.
PHOTO ILLUSTRATION: Kim Barmettler, Elkhorn South; Patrick Wright, Broken Bow; Bethany VonSpreckelsen, Sandy Creek.
SPORTS FEATURE WRITING: Brent Griffiths, Millard North; Pierce Dageforde, Millard South; Colleen Fell, Omaha Marian.
SPORTS NEWS COVERAGE: Gary Grinvalds, Yutan; Emily Seymour, Millard North; Brent Griffiths, Millard North.
YEARBOOK FEATURE WRITING: Adam Lawson, Hayes Center; Jayden Kyncl, Elkhorn; Danny Creamer, Elkhorn South.
YEARBOOK LAYOUT: Alex Allbery, Millard North; Kelsy Belgum, Gering; Nicole Towne, Scottsbluff.
YEARBOOK SPORTS FEATURE WRITING: Mitch Hinrichs, Sandy Creek; Brittany Gondringer, Lincoln East; Meredith Behrens, Dorchester.
YEARBOOK THEME DEVELOPMENT: Allie Braun, Kat Dudley and Annie Townley, Omaha Marian; Jill Fahrer, Ronnie Massow and Alexander Tometich, Omaha Gross; Jackie Florick, Lauren Reams and Tom Tran, Papillion-La Vista.
YEARBOOK THEME COPY WRITING: Morgan Greene, Gering; Graham Jewell, Elkhorn Mount Michael; Taylor Scharper, Lincoln Southwest.
2012 STATE JOURNALISM SWEEPSTAKES RESULTS
Class A1 sweepstakes: Millard North and Millard South tied;
Class A2 sweepstakes: Omaha Marian, Elkhorn South, Lincoln East.
Class B sweepstakes: Gering, Omaha Gross, Elkhorn.
Class C sweepstakes: Sandy Creek, Elkhorn Mount Michael, Fairbury
Class D sweepstakes: Yutan, Dorchester and Johnson-Brock. — Nebraska School Activities Association