Journalism Students Receive National Honors

Amy Barnard

The nearly 100-year old international honor society for journalism, Quill & Scroll, recently awarded three Minnehaha Academy students with honors for their writing, and also honored the team (with a special nod to Annika Johnson) for their Feature Page Design.

Each year, Quill and Scroll's Writing, Photo, and Multimedia Contest offers 1st through 3rd place honors as well as several honorable mentions. Based at the University of Iowa's journalism school, the contest had more than 2,500 entries this year.

First, congratulations to Annika Johnson who led the team for the "100 Years of Student Journalism" story. They received second place.

Congratulations to the following Minnehaha Academy students who received honorable mentions in this year's contest:

  • Tennyson Shultz, Health, Science and Agriculture Writing (freshman)
  • Karenna Johnson, News Writing (freshman)
  • Ophelia Klimmek, Political Writing (freshman)

Check out this solid work from our students below!

Tennyson Shultz: Article on Eating Disorders in the Dancing Community

Image of Disordered Eating in Ballet Article by Tennyson Shultz, Quill & Scroll Honorable Mention


Karenna Johnson: Article on the Pivot to Distance Learning

PDF of the first page of the Talon Newspaper, where Johnson's article appeared.
Second page of Karenna's story with screen shot of online learners.


Ophelia Klimmek: Article on Small Businesses in the Face of Racial Unrest, Post George-Floyd

PDF of Ophelia's story, image of boarded up storefront in center.


Annika Johnson & Journalism Team: Article Covering 100 of Student Journalism at Minnehaha Academy

PDF of the article with a timeline a the left and images of many previous issues scattered throughout.


Good work, students!

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