LION brings home the gold


Brandt Siegfried, Online Editor

Every year, the LION staff submits work to journalism contests sponsored by the Northern Illinois School Press Association. The results were announced at the annual convention at College of DuPage on April 20, 2018.


Overall newspaper contest (three consecutive issues, 1, 2, and 3), from fall 2017 were submitted for judging: Lion won the “Golden Eagle award,” the highest distinction the paper could win

NEWS WRITING: Senior Greta Markey earned “Honorable Mention” for her article about the life of Tony Burkes

FEATURE WRITING Senior Grant Campbell earned “Blue Ribbon” for his article about Jack Kunkle inspiring a fiction writer

EDITORIAL WRITING: Junior Grace Dekoker earned “Blue Ribbon” for her argument about immunization rates

INDIVIDUAL IN-DEPTH REPORTING: Junior Lars Lonnroth earned “Blue Ribbon” for his article on grassroots activism

SPORTS: Senior Mikaela Larson earned “Honorable Mention” for her article on Jake Elliott

REVIEW WRITING: Senior Maddy Cohen earned “Blue Ribbon” for her review of the film “It”

COLUMN WRITING: Senior Spiro Kass earned “Honorable Mention” for his opinion supporting multiculturalism

GRAPHICS: Seniors Maddy Cohen, Sarah Grier and Lindsey Hauch earned “Blue Ribbon” for the feminism page design

EDITORIAL CARTOON: Senior Sydney Kaehler earned “Honorable Mention” for her cartoon titled “A Hollywood Christmas”

AD DESIGN: Junior Georgia Dougherty earned “Honorable Mention” for her Blueberry Hill ad

ONLINE / Website contest

OVERALL: Website earned a “Silver” distinction

WEB PHOTO GALLERY: Senior Greta Markey and juniors Camilla Breen, Isabel Tuisl and Lars Lonnroth earned “Honorable Mention” for their photos of the Women’s March/March to the Polls