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Pleasant Grove High School journalism students won 27 of the top awards in the Texas Association of Journalism Educators Best in Texas competition announced last weekend.

The journalism department received five Superior, 11 Excellent and 11 Honorable Mention awards for their print newspaper writing and design work.

In addition, two students received "Best of the Best" recognition. Cadence Pov and Gillian Knowles placed fourth in Objective Writing, and Cadence Pov placed second in Newspaper Design. Class 1A - 6A schools from Texas entered the competition.

Publications Adviser Charla Harris said she was especially proud of her students due to the stout competition they faced.

"I'm thrilled every time my students are recognized for their accomplishment because they work so hard to create publications that cover their school and our students," Harris said. "This was the first time we've entered this particular contest and I'm proud that they did so well, especially considering the amount and size of schools that compete in this contest."

Students who were recognized included:

News Story:

Cadence Pov, Gillian Knowles — Superior

Delia Tuttlebee, Haylie Akin — Excellent

News Feature:

Nistha Neupane — Honorable Mention

In Depth News Package:

Alex Norton, Nistha Neupane — Honorable Mention

Sports Feature Story:

Sarah Johnson — Honorable Mention

Spencer Richardson — Honorable Mention

Entertainment Feature:

Delaynie Keeney — Excellent

Savannah Hoehn — Honorable Mention

Editorial Writing:

Delia Tuttlebee — Honorable Mention

Personal Column:

Emma Boehmke — Honorable Mention

Nistha Neupane — Honorable Mention

Editorial Cartoon:

Noah Rayburn — Excellent


Alex Norton — Honorable Mention


Delaynie Keeney, Delia Tuttlebee — Honorable Mention

Cover Design:

Alex Norton — Superior

Delaynie Keeney — Excellent

Newspage Design:

Cadence Pov, Gillian Knowles — Superior

Delia Tuttlebee — Superior

Gillian Knowles — Excellent

Editorial Page Design:

Delia Tuttlebee — Excellent

Feature Page Design:

Cadence Pov — Superior

Delaynie Keeney — Excellent

Delaynie Keeney — Excellent

Sports Page Design:

Delia Tuttlebee — Excellent

Entertainment Page Design:

Cadence Pov — Honorable Mention

Photo Essay:

Delia Tuttlebee — Excellent

Double Truck Design:

Delaynie Keeney — Excellent

(For more information about the competition, visit

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