Photo courtesy of Mr. Zach Zimney
Last Tuesday, the Knight Errant staff went to the Minnesota High School Press Association (MHSPA) conference at the University of Minnesota. The group of 12 students and three advisors arrived at the conference at 8:30 a.m. and with a record-breaking 500+ other journalists, they listened to a 45-minute presentation on the making of the Lucy Laney series on Kare 11.
The following few hours were divided up between three different panel sessions where each journalist could pick what presentation they wanted to tune in to. At each panel, students learned tips that would help improve their journalistic skills such as new modern designs that attract the reader, and various useful editor tips to control the quality of their paper.
After the panels, all the journalist packed back into the main presentation hall for the award ceremony. The Knight Errant and the Apotheosis combined for 22 awards, highlighted by a 1st place in the Best of Show for the October print issue and taking home the All-State Gold Medallion award for both the online publication and for the KEQ magazine.
List of Awards:
For the convention Best of Show Awards, the Knight Errant (print edition) took 1st, and the KEQ took 3rd. Our website took 3rd in the Website General Excellence category.
2018 MHSPA Newspaper Sports Story – 5th Place – Braeden Fitzgerald
2018 MHSPA Newspaper Review – 6th Place – Sol Doyscher
2018 MHSPA Newsmagazine Page One Design – 5th Place – Michael Koch
2018 MHSPA Newspaper News Story – 8th Place – Allison Brooks
2018 MHSPA Newsmagazine Feature Story – 6th Place – Kayla Farrey
Annabelle Bolin – 3rd Place – Art/Illustration
Andrew Cadle – 2nd Place – Cover Design
Warren Mostrom – 1st Place – Photograph
Ellie Mitchell – 2nd Place – Photograph
Sam Charles – 1st Place – Poem
Elle Dickey – 2nd Place – Poem
Brady Solomon – 3rd Place – Short Story
Andrew Cadle and Michael Koch – 2nd Place – Spread Design