Arkansas high school students were well represented in the winners of the 2017 National Federation of Press Women High School Communications Contest.

Our first place winners at the state level won 11 awards at the national level, a competition open to high school students from across the United States.

NFPW will present the awards at its annual conference next week in Birmingham, Alabama. For more information about the contest, visit NFPW’s website.

Congratulations to the following students:

First Place News or Feature Photo – Benjamin Batchelor*
“Spelling Bee photo” – Haas Hall Academy

First Place Yearbook Photo – Kenzi Brenton
“MVP” – Bryant High School

Second Place Radio or Television Talk Show – Laura Gaskin
“Football Pre-Game Talk Show – Championship Interviews”  – Wynne High School

Second Place Double Truck Layout – Jacob DeFay
“College auditions challenge seniors” – Southside High School, Fort Smith

Third Place Video News Story – Collin Gallimore and Caringtan Salazar
“Dance Team” – Lakeside High School, Hot Springs

Third Place Environmental – Mari Herver
“Back to Nature” – Haas Hall Academy

Third Place Sports Photo – David Dulton
“Slam Dunk” – Bryant High School

Third Place Yearbook Layout – Grace Guzman
“Altered” – Bryant High School

Editorial Honorable Mention – Ashton Moreland
“Hear Me Roar” – Har-Ber High School, Springdale

Cartooning Honorable Mention – Piper Hart
“Thanksgiving Dinner” – Haas Hall Academy

Yearbook Copy Honorable Mention – Gracen Goudy
“Chills Down Your Spine” – Bryant High School

* First place winners receive a $100 prize.