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High schools shine in annual journalism contest

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By Rebecca DeSensi

Each Oldham County high school brought home a slew of awards at the Kentucky High School Journalism Association’s annual convention. North Oldham High School’s North Star, South Oldham High School’s Dragon’s Tale and Oldham County High School’s Clarion Colonel picked up a number of individual and overall awards during the May 7 awards ceremony. Broadcast and yearbook awards are also included in this listing.General excellence awards: First place, Class AAAA, Oldham County Clarion Colonel; second place, Class AAA, South Oldham Dragon’s Tale.Feature writing: Honorable mention, Caitlin Pike, OCHS.Review writing: Second place, Aaron Smith, OCHS; third place, Dylan Craig, SOHS.Sports writing: First place, Nate McDevitt, SOHS; second place, Rachel Bechard, SOHS; honorable mention, Erin Melwing, OCHS, 2007 graduate.Newspaper photography: Third place, Caitlin Pike, OCHS.Column writing: First and third place, Noelle Shackleford, SOHS; third place, Ian Andrews, OCHS; honorable mention, Ramey Money, NOHS.Editorial cartoon: Third place, Austin McBride, OCHS, 2007 graduate.Single page layout: First place, Daniel Williams, OCHS; second place, Bobby Rich, OCHS; third place, Catherine Taylor, SOHS; honorable mention, Audrey Simpson, OCHS, 2007 graduate.Two-page layout: First place, Megan Saxey, OCHS; second place, Caitlin Pike, OCHS; second place, Allyson Smith, SOHS; third place, Ian Weber, OCHS; third place, Lauren Gumm, SOHS.Overall newspaper design: Third place, Class AAAA, Clarion Colonel; third place, Class AAA, Dragon’s Tale.Illustrations/graphics: Second place, Rachel Bechard, SOHS; third place, Austin McBride, OCHS, 2007 graduate.Editorial writing: Second place, Sarah Luckett, NOHS; third place, Noelle Shackleford, SOHS.News writing: Second place, Allyson Smith, SOHS; third place, Kailey Kilmartin, NOHS.YearbookAdvertising section: Second place, South Oldham’s The Draconium.Graphics: Third place, South Oldham’s The DraconiumBroadcastGeneral excellence: Second place, Class AAA, SOHS; second place, Class AAAA, OCHS.Spot production: Third place, Drew Littrell, SOHS; honorable mention, Brittany Beck, SOHS.Newscast: Second place, Dragon News, AAA; second place, OTVX Newscast 12-18-2007, AAAA; third place, OTVX staff, AAAA.Music video: First place, Laura Smythe, Allison Hoffman and Kaleesha Wentworth, SOHS; second place, Eli Miser, Lauren Scanlon, Lauren Jones & Nicole Allgood SOHS; third place, Leslie Wishnevski and Chris Downey, OCHS.Humorous feature: First place, Jared Wilson and Will Marshall, OCHS; second place, Kellan Nix, SOHS.Documentary: First place, Megg Ward, SOHS; second place, Thomas Catalano and Lauren Scanlon, SOHS; third place, Thomas Catalano, SOHS; third place, Chelsea Ryan, OCHS.News feature package: Second place, David Larson, OCHS; third place, Leslie Wishnevski, OCHS; honorable mention, Chelsea Ryan, OCHS; honorable mention, Hannah Latzko, Thomas Catalono and Lauren Jones, SOHS.Sports feature package: Second place, Chelsea Skidmore, Rebecca Flanders and Erin Kramer, SOHS.News package: First place, Elaine Alvey, OCHS; second place, Chris McDaniel, OCHS; third place, Erin Stolworthy, OCHS; third place, Ian Bailie and Lauren Scanlon, SOHS; honorable mention, Chris Downey, OCHS; honorable mention, Megg Ward and Chelsea Skidmore, SOHS.Sports package: Second place, Eli Miser, Chelsea Skidmore and Hannah Latzko, SOHS; third place, Kellan Nix, SOHS; third place, David Nolan, OCHS.VO or VO/SOT: First place, Brett Ringswald, OCHS; first place, Kellan Nix, SOHS; second place, Ted Van Cleave, OCHS; third place, Amber Love and Cary Craycroft, OCHS.Videography: Second place, Leslie Wishnevski, OCHS; honorable mention, Allison Hoffman and Laura Smyth, SOHS.