2014 NMPW High School Contest Winners

New Mexico Press Women announced the three winners of the NMPW High School contest at the annual conference April 26, 2014.

Haley Hamblin is a junior at Moriarty High School and an intern at The Independent. She got first, second and third place in the category News Story, for “Student plays double-time: band and football,” “Moriarty High School stars in thriller movie,” and “Moriarty FFA brings home national awards,” respectively. She got second place in the category Opinion for “Back to school: ‘Motivation is the key’ for busy student.” She got first place in the category Sports Story for “Student plays double-time.”

Idali Gurrola is a sophomore at Mayfield High School in Las Cruces. She won two Honorable Mentions in the Category Yearbook Photo for “Dodging the Defense” and “Pushing Through,” both photos of football games.

Stephanie Goodman is a junior at Mayfield High School, and has been editor of the yearbook since she was a freshman. She won first place in the Yearbook Photo Category with the photo “We are Trojans!”

Alexandra Hehlen of Los Alamos won first place in the Feature Story category with “Van Etten to compete in national snowboarding competition,” first place in the Columns category with “High-heeled head honcho,” and fist place in Yearbook Layout with “All over the map.”


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