Journalism Students Show Strength at State Contest

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Congratulations to Duncanville High School’s journalism department for a great showing at the State Interscholastic League Press Conference (ILPC), held in Austin at the end of April. The publications staff brought home a total of 30 medals, including seven gold, six silver, and four bronze. Panther Prints was also named an ILPC Bronze Star recipient – one of only 30 high school publications from across the state to receive this award. Individual medals include:

Tatiana Marceleno

Abigail Padgett – First Place, Sports Feature Photography and Yearbook Feature Writing
Allie Peregory – First Place, Feature Writing; Honorable Mention, Column Writing and Editorial Writing Olivia Davila – First Place, General News Photography
Tatiana Marceleno – First Place, Sports Photography and In-Depth Feature Writing
Ariana Canchola – Second Place, Feature Photography; Third Place, Photo Story; Honorable Mention, Portrait Photography
Taylor Harris – Second Place, Sports Column Writing; Third Place, News Writing and Photo Story; Honorable Mention, Sports Action Writing
Tijhan Anderson – Second Place, Entertainment Reviews
Tricia Virtue – Third Place, Sports Action Photography
Chrystal Rhone – Honorable Mention, News Photography and Feature Photography

Congratulations are also in order for journalism student Tatiana Marceleno, who was selected as one of the three finalists in the ILPC Texas High School Journalist of the Year contest. She competed against 60 other applicants and received 49 out of 52 possible points on her portfolio. Tatiana was awarded a $1,000 scholarship for her finalist finish. “I was proud of her scoring so high,” said instructor James Rich. “To be one of only two that are considered for a scholarship is quite an accomplishment.”