CFISD students place in 2017-2018 Best in Texas journalism contest

April 9, 2018

Members of Jersey Village High School online newspaper were among the students from Jersey Village and Cypress Woods high schools who placed in the Texas Association of Journalism Educators (TAJE) 2017-2018 Best in Texas journalism contest. Pictured (from left) are Gerardo Garcia, Pamela Jimenez, Katie Knight, Andrea Zagal and Kayla Thompson.
Members of Jersey Village High School online newspaper were among the students from Jersey Village and Cypress Woods high schools who placed in the Texas Association of Journalism Educators (TAJE) 2017-2018 Best in Texas journalism contest. Pictured (from left) are Gerardo Garcia, Pamela Jimenez, Katie Knight, Andrea Zagal and Kayla Thompson.

By Andrea Zagal, Jersey Village HS

April 9, 2018—Students from Cypress Woods and Jersey Village high schools were named winners in the Texas Association of Journalism Educators (TAJE) 2017-2018 Best in Texas journalism contest.

Honorees were recognized in three categories: Newspaper, Online Newspaper and Yearbook. In all, nearly 1,300 entries were submitted across the state.

A photo by Jersey Village High School student Kevin Vo earned a Superior award in the Texas Association of Journalism Educators (TAJE) 2017-2018 Best in Texas journalism contest.
A photo by Jersey Village High School student Kevin Vo earned a Superior award in the Texas Association of Journalism Educators (TAJE) 2017-2018 Best in Texas journalism contest.

“The JVHS Student Press students work diligently at preserving the stories of the students and events from their high schools,” said Margie Comstock, Jersey Village High School publications adviser. “The recognition for those efforts and work from this state organization is appreciated by their adviser. Those students are rarely recognized for the fantastic job they do for their school. I am so proud that others – other than me – are applauding their work.”

Said Abigail Paysse, Cypress Woods High School publications adviser: “Student journalists are among some of the hardest working students in a school. They have their fingers on the pulse of the school and are constantly keeping their peers and community informed. Their work is done behind the scenes, so it’s always great to see them being recognized for the good work they produce.”

The Superior, Excellent and Honorable Mention winners from CFISD are as follows:

Yearbook

Jersey Village High School

Superior

  • Iliana Ramirez, Student Life Photo; and
  • Kevin Vo, Sports Action Photo.

Excellent

  • Damaris De Leon, Student Life Photo and Sports Action Photo;
  • Odalys Delgado, Organizations Copy; and
  • Hannah Flores, Organizations Copy.

Honorable Mention

  • Arturo Arciga, Student Life Copy;
  • Adryan Castaneda, Organizations Photo;
  • Gabriella Gladney, Infographic;
  • Pamela Jimenez, Student Life Copy; and
  • Nallely Lopez, Sports Action Photo.

Newspaper

Cypress Woods High School

Excellent

  • Daphne Tett, Entertainment Review.

Honorable Mention

  • Kyle Ransleben, Infographic Presentation (2), Feature Story and Entertainment Feature;
  • Brandon Cheung, Sports Feature Story; and
  • Abigail Hinton, Feature Page Design.

Online Newspaper

Cypress Woods High School

Superior

  • Kyle Ransleben, Feature Photo.

Excellent

  • Teresa Homsi, Feature Story; and
  • Kyle Ransleben, Sports Feature Photo.

Honorable Mention

  • Teresa Homsi, Sports Feature Story and Personal Column; and
  • Kyle Ransleben, Sports Action Photo and Sports Feature Photo (2).

Jersey Village High School

Excellent

  • Andrea Zagal, Sports Feature Story and Feature Photo.

Honorable Mention

  • Gerardo Garcia, News Story;
  • Pamela Jimenez, Sports Feature Story;
  • Katie Knight, Photo Gallery and News Photo;
  • Ashlynn Smith, Feature Photo;
  • Kayla Thompson, News Story; and
  • Andrea Zagal, Feature Story and Photo Gallery.

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