LHS Students Qualify for State Journalism Championships

April 4, 2019

     A new class has created more opportunities for students at Lexington High School. The Nebraska High School Activities Association has added another classification for the State Journalism Championships. This means that Lexington is now in Class B instead of Class A. The addition of the third class brings about new competition and a new set of challenges. Instead of being in the top twelve for your class to qualify students had to be in the top eight. 

     Both the broadcasting and yearbook staff submitted entries to the Nebraska High School Activities Association State Championships and both programs had students qualify for the Journalism State Championships hosted at Northeast Community College campus in Norfolk on Tuesday, April 23. Broadcasting qualified in each of the four categories offered.  Mollie Rowe qualified in Broadcasting Sports Story and Broadcast Feature Story. Kelly Cabarcas and Eliza Cordova qualified in Broadcast Feature Story. Two groups qualified in the Broadcast Public Service Announcement category, Gustavo Castro, Jacob Leger, Casey Arnold and Daniel Kuefner.  Yearbook students who also qualified include Liah Haines for Infographic and Olympia Johnson in advertising. Two students Casey Arnold and Carlie Burkholder qualified in Sports/Action Photography. Daniel Kuefner qualified in Yearbook Sports Feature Writing. Vernice Diaz qualified in Yearbook Theme Copy Writing. And two students Alfredo Con and Celia Wightman qualified in Yearbook Feature Writing. Daniel, Vernice, Alfredo, and Celia will compete in the live competition in Norfolk. All of the students who qualified have placed in the top eight for their category. We are excited to see how these students place and wish the four competing the best of luck.