Of the 641 students who competed in the National Student Media Contests held virtually this month, eight were Marian students. These students competed in photo, literary magazine, writing and design contests with other students from around the country. 

This competition was just one part of the 2020 Fall JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention Marian journalism students were able to participate in. They were also able to attend educational sessions where they learned from and networked with professional journalists. The convention has also given students virtual access to the recorded convention sessions for the next two months to continue their learning.

While they may have enjoyed a trip to the convention’s original location of Orlando, Fla., the students were still able to do Marian proud and bring home multiple awards.

Superior Awards

Eliza Turco ’22 — Literary Magazine: Poetry

Excellent Awards

Ashley Doehner ’22 — Literary Magazine: Photography

Lany Gregor ’22 — First Year Photography

Anna Dailey ’21 — Editorial Writing

Honorable Mention Awards

Naomi Delkamiller ’21 — Newspaper Layout

Quinn Findley ’21 competed in Review Writing, Natalie Cusick ’21 competed in Newswriting, and Maddie Adam ’22 competed in Commentary Writing.

“I am very proud of all these girls for taking the initiative and for putting their work out there for national judges,” Journalism teacher Marsha Kalkowski said.

Congratulations to all the Marian journalists and Mrs. Kalkowski for your many accomplishments and your representation of Marian!