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Journalism staffs earn 40 awards at J-Day

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Journalism staffs earn 40 awards at J-Day

This photo by senior Candice Moedano won a

This photo by senior Candice Moedano won a "Superior" rating from Ball State on Monday.

This photo by senior Candice Moedano won a "Superior" rating from Ball State on Monday.

This photo by senior Candice Moedano won a "Superior" rating from Ball State on Monday.


Three Ben Davis journalism departments combined to earn 40 awards at the annual Ball State High School Journalism Day Monday in Muncie, Indiana.

The awards included six Superior awards, the highest award given in the annual contest. Senior Jennie Leeper earned Superior for her news writing story on the B grade Ben Davis earned from the state this year. Leeper is co-editor of Spotlight.

Senior Candice Moedano also earned Superior for a baseball photo (featured here) she took last spring while junior Anna Eggers earned Superior for her graphic on Stan Lee after his passing. Both are Spotlight staff members, with Moedano a co-photo editor and Eggers news editor.

BDTV earned two Superior ratings with Kieran Simmer winning for “Enlist, Enroll, Employ” and Eliza Wanderwalle for her feature package titled “Jolly Days.” WBDG sports anchor Grant Covey won Superior in play-by-play for his coverage of Ben Davis basketball.

The complete list of award winners follows:

STUDENT PUBLICATIONS

Newspaper overall — Spotlight staff, Excellent (rating)

Feature story — Amina Dalal, Excellent for “Where to turn”

News story — Jennie Leeper, Superior for “Ratings, graduation up at BD”

News story – Amina Dalal, Excellent for “Immigrant families”

News story — Amina Dalal, Honorable mention for “Navigating Indy”

News story — Anna Eggers, Honorable mention for “Where’s the money”

Sports story — Ellen Bain, Excellent for “All Star motivator”

Sports story — Ellen Bain, Honorable mention for “Big Man on campus”

Personality feature — Reeya Patel, Honorable mention for “Being himself”

Staff editorial — Anna Eggers, Excellent for “The true impact of Impact”

Staff editorial — Anna Eggers, Honorable mention for “Celebrating diversity”

Opinion story — Abby Beaumont, Excellent for “Promising self-love”

Opinion story – Jennie Leeper, Excellent for “End the God complex”

Opinion story — Jennie Leeper, Honorable mention for “My struggles are not your Halloween costume”

Front page design — Abby Beaumont, Honorable mention for “Merry Krampus”

Feature/entertainment design — Anna Eggers, Excellent for “See the good, hear the bad”

Feature/entertainment design — Anna Eggers, Excellent for “Over the top”

Feature/entertainment design — Anna Eggers, Excellent for “Superheroes of Ben Davis”

Feature/entertainment design — Amina Dalal, Honorable mention for “Lifestyle”

Alternate story design — Anna Eggers, Superior for “Remembering Stan Lee

Alternate story design — Krista Olden, Honorable mention for “Merry Krampus”

Alternate story design — Anna Eggers, Honorable mention for “Indiana Midterms”

Alternate story design — Anna Eggers, Honorable mention for “Vaping by the numbers”

Comic — Alyssa Toner, Excellent for “Tweekers the Cat”

Overall website — bdspotlight.com staff, honorable mention

Yearbook display writing — Adrienne Pemberton, Honorable mention for “Meet our marksmen”

Yearbook design — Tai Johnson, Honorable mention for “Kodachrome”

Sports photo — Candice Moedano, Superior for “Safe”

Sports photo — Sydney Brown, Excellent for “In the pool”

Feature photo — Candice Moedano, Honorable mention for “Graduation”

Feature photo – Candice Moedano, Honorable mention for “In the Heights”

BROADCASTING

Overall — Kieran Simmer, Superior for “Enlist, Enroll, Employ”

Overall — Jacob Einstein, Excellent for “Be the Light”

Opening — Kieran Simmer, Jacob Enstein, Eliza Wanderwalle, Excellent for “Football preview”

Opening — Kieran Simmer, Josh Neal, Excellent for “BDTV Rap”

Opening — Henry Whickler, Wyatt Long, Ceasar Fernandez, Josh Neal, Excellent for “BDTV Kindness”

Feature package — Eliza Wanderwalle, Superior for “Jolly Days”

Feature package — Kieran Simmer, Jacob Einstein, Honorable mention for “ACE Academy”

Play-by-play — Grant Covey, Superior for “BD basketball”

Play-by-play — Zion Brown, Excellent for “Ben Davis basketball”

 

 

 

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