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All the Haslett High School students who attended MIPA gather in front of the school for a group photo.

Michigan Interscholastic Press Association Awards

Award results for the 2016 MIPA awards conference

April 22, 2016

On Thursday April 21, the Viking Longboat staff, the Haslett High School yearbook staff and video productions staff attended the 2016 MIPA (Michigan Interscholastic Press Association) awards in Lansing, MI. All of the Haslett High School student media outlets won a combined total of 64 awards. The awards consisted of honorable mentions, 3rd place, 2nd place and 1st place.

Category – Award – Entrant – Student Media Outlet – Entry Title

Live Sports or Event Coverage – 1st Place – Staff – Haslett Media Productions – Haslett Girls Basketball vs Mason

Live Sports Announcer – 1st Place – Conor Clifford – Haslett Media Productions – Conor Clifford – Play by Play

Student Life Spread – 1st Place – Celia Walkowicz & Brityn Jenks – Dixit – Career Center

Sidebar Coverage – 1st Place – Teresa Bissonette – Dixit – Diverse Release

Theme Development – 1st Place – Staff – Dixit – —

Division Page – 1st Place – Staff – Dixit – —

Feature Presentation – 1st Place – Celia Walkowicz & Brityn Jenks – Dixit – Summer

Environmental, Health or Science – 1st Place – Mia Salvador – Viking Longboat – Stronger Together

Informative Feature – 1st Place – Hailey Pecic – Viking Longboat – Unmasking the sleep crisis

News Story – 1st Place – Hailey Pecic – Viking Longboat – Terror Hits Home

Environmental Portrait – 1st Place – Ashley Dyer – Viking Longboat – Food Truck

News Analysis – 1st Place – Kelsey Johnson – Viking Longboat – Teens vs. Cops

Bylined Opinion Article – 1st Place – Hunter Dawson – Viking Longboat – Respecting the Badge

Photo Story – 1st Place – Ashley Dyer – Viking Longboat – Kevin Tobe wins Milken Award

Sports Columnist – 1st Place – Brodee Gillam – Viking Longboat – Brodee Gillam Columns

Pro/Con Editorial Columns – 1st Place – Christine Awuor & Megan Kaczmarczyk – Viking Longboat – Battle Beliefs of Planned Parenthood


Humor – 2nd Place – Staff – Haslett Media Productions – The Bigfoot Searching People

Sports Feature Writing – 2nd Place – Emily Jodway – Dixit – Clutch Ezzo

Portrait/Personality Photo – 2nd Place – Nicole Boog – Dixit – Peter Ecklund

Student Life Spread – 2nd Place – Celia Walkowicz & Brityn Jenks – Dixit – Homecoming

Sports Reporting – 2nd Place – Emily Jodway – Dixit – New Beginnings

Organizations Writing – 2nd Place – McKain Williams – Dixit – It’s Not All Black & White

Organization Spread – 2nd place – Celia Walkowicz & Brityn Jenks – Dixit – Not all Black & White

Sports Feature Story – 2nd Place – Brodee Gillam – Viking Longboat – Down to Earth

Sports Feature Photo – 2nd place –  Ashley Dyer – Viking Longboat – Mistakes End Careers

News/Feature Photo – 2nd place – Rachel Hamilton – Viking Longboat  – Drumming up support

Environmental, Health or Science – 2nd place – Kelsey Johnson & Kylie Stornant – Viking Longboat  – More than just a feeling

Editorial – 2nd place – Staff – Viking Longboat  – America the land of ‘equality’

Diversity Coverage – 2nd place – Kenzie Adler – Viking Longboat  – Black Lives Matter

Personal Narrative – 2nd place – Hannah Alverson – Viking Longboat  – Uncontrollable thoughts do not control a life

In-Depth Feature – 2nd place – Kelsey Johnson – Viking Longboat  – Teens vs. Cops

Feature Page/Spread – 2nd place – Kelsey Johnson & Kylie Stornant – Viking Longboat  – More than just a feeling

Editorial Opinion Page/Spread – 2nd place – Molly Brady – Viking Longboat  – Issue 2

Pro/Con Editorial Columns – 2nd place – Connor Frank & Hailey Pecic – Viking Longboat  – Sex in Society


Humor – 3rd Place – Nathan Glaza, Brennan Simzak, Jacob Johnston, & Dylan Wolschleger – Haslett Media Productions – iLost

Academic Writing – 3rd Place – Kikel Sekoni – Dixit – Fitting In On Campus

Opening and Closing – 3rd Place – Staff – Dixit – —

Sports Feature Photo – 3rd Place – Nicole Boog – Dixit – Girls Basketball Bench

Information Graphic – 3rd Place – Molly Brady & Hunter Dawson – Viking Longboat  – What to watch in 2016


Short Film-Fiction – Honorable Mention – Staff – Haslett Media Productions – Stress on set

Short Film-Fiction – Honorable Mention – Staff – Haslett Media Productions – A Friends Can Help

Public Service Announcement – Honorable Mention – Staff – Haslett Media Productions – The Catcher

Commercial – Honorable Mention – Ellison Winterstein, Zachary Sneed, Eric Jordan, & Adam Krause – Haslett Media Productions – Winterstein 64

Personality Profile – Honorable Mention – Logan Braatz – Dixit – Set For Life

Sidebar Coverage – Honorable Mention – Celia Walkowicz & Brityn Jenks – Dixit – Got Spirit

Academic Writing – Honorable Mention – McKain Williams – Dixit – Future Math

Feature Writing-Student Life – Honorable Mention – McKain Williams – Dixit – Generation Chromebook

People Spread – Honorable Mention – Logan Braatz – Dixit – Post High School-sophomores

Sports Feature Writing – Honorable Mention – Emily Jodway – Dixit – Stepping Up

Sports Spread – Honorable Mention – Teresa Bissonette  & Emily Jodway – Dixit – Softball

Academic Photo – Honorable Mention – Nicole Boog – Dixit – Welder

School Spirit Photo – Honorable Mention – Liz Bisonette – Dixit – Hold On Tight

Academic Spread – Honorable Mention – Celia Walkowicz & Brityn Jenks – Dixit – That’s Debatable

Cover – Honorable Mention – Staff – Dixit – —

Sports Feature Photo – Honorable Mention – Nicole Boog – Dixit – Girls Basketball Starters

Organization Spread – Honorable Mention – Celia Walkowicz & Brityn Jenks – Dixit – Sabe and foil and epee

Club/Performance Photo – Honorable Mention – Nicole Boog – Dixit – Color guard girl

Sports News Story – Honorable Mention – Conner Heinz – Viking Longboat  – Mistakes End Careers

Alternative Story Form – Honorable Mention – Molly Gadola – Viking Longboat  – Becoming Beast

Environmental Portrait – Honorable Mention – Rachel Hamilton – Viking Longboat  – Cover Photo

News Story – Honorable Mention – Molly Brady – Viking Longboat  – Fear of the Known

Personal Narrative – Honorable Mention – Christine Awuor – Viking Longboat  – Being black in America means staying strong

Sports Feature Story – Honorable Mention – Kyle Looney – Viking Longboat  – Pushing Past the Competition

Sports Feature Photo – Honorable Mention – Ashley Dyer – Viking Longboat  – Behind the Beams

In-Depth Feature – Honorable Mention – Kelsey Johnson & Kylie Stornant – Viking Longboat  – More than just a feeling

Front Page/Newsmagazine Style – Honorable Mention – Rachel Hamilton – Viking Longboat  – Issue 4

Entertainment Page/Spread – Honorable Mention – Molly Gadola – Viking Longboat  – Star Wars Page

Story Package – Honorable Mention – Molly Gadola – Viking Longboat  – Natalie’s Journey

Editorial Opinion Page/Spread – Honorable Mention – Molly Brady – Viking Longboat  – Issue 4

Front Page/Newsmagazine Style – Honorable Mention – Rachel Hamilton – Viking Longboat  – Issue 5

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