Auburn Mountainview's Keagle, Auburn students earn WJEA honors

John Hamer, president and executive director of the Washington News Council, was the keynote speaker for the 2011 State Conference and Write-Off Competition last Saturday at Auburn Mountainview High School - Charles Cortes/Auburn Reporter
John Hamer, president and executive director of the Washington News Council, was the keynote speaker for the 2011 State Conference and Write-Off Competition last Saturday at Auburn Mountainview High School
— image credit: Charles Cortes/Auburn Reporter

Auburn Mountainview High School's Stephanie Keagle was named Washington Journalism Education Association Adviser of the Year at the WJEA state  conference at Auburn Mountainview High School last Saturday.

Keagle was nominated by her students. She achieved certified journalism educator status from the Journalism Education Association. Keagle, in her fifth year at the school, was honored at the fall JEA/NSPA national convention in Kansas City, Mo. Journalism certification recognizes teachers who meet national standards of preparation to teach high school journalism classes and advise student media.

Nearly 400 students and teachers attended the annual WJEA state conference at Auburn Mountainview.

Judges awarded students for their work on superior, excellent and honorable mention marks. A total of 265 students from the state registered for the 13 on-the-spot contests.

Auburn student award winners were:

Kayla Seamster, Auburn Riverside (editorial writing, honorable mention); Sean Heffernan, Auburn Mountainview (yearbook feature writing, superior); Steven Baldwin, Auburn Mountainview (sports feature writing, honorable mention); Melissa Halley, Auburn Mountainview (review writing, honorable mention); Shayla McGinness, Auburn Riverside (review writing, honorable mention); Karissa Coen, Auburn Mountainview (newspaper/newsmagazine layout, honorable mention); Carly Anderson, Auburn Mountainview (yearbook layout, honorable mention); Amanda Bowers, Auburn Mountainview (photo editing/caption writing - newspaper-newsmagazine, excellent); D.J. Chitwood, Auburn Mountainview (news, feature photography - newspaper-newsmagazine, honorable mention); Daniel Feshchenko, Auburn Mountainview (sports photography - yearbook, honorable mention).


Auburn's Edward McEneany (bachelor of science, information technology); Daniel Simkin (B.S., criminal justice); Marina Terpay (bachelor, business administration); and Terry Wright (bachelor, nursing) recently received their online degrees from Kaplan University. ... Auburn's Garrett Rutherford recently was named to the dean's list at Boston University for the fall semester. Boston U. is the fourth largest independent university in the country, with an enrollment of more than 29,000 students in its 17 schools and colleges. ... Auburn's Emily Golan was named to the Whitworth University Laureate Society for fall semester 2010. Golan qualified for the academic honors society by maintaining a grade point average of at least 3.75 during the semester. ... The following Auburn student made the Seattle Pacific University autumn quarter dean's list. Students on the dean's list have completed at least 12 credits and attained a 3.50 or higher grade point average: Amy Birk; Kara Blaisdell; Kaela Botz; Andrew Braeger; Karie Chamberlain; Peter Clyde; Nathanael Corley; Aaron Dunham; Christina Jackson; Jennifer Johnson; Sarah Marie Nizolek; Emily Peterson; Cassandra Recchio; Brooke Reed; Robin Serquinia; Anastasiya Stepanova; Yevgeniy Terpay; Shana Vaughn; Courtnee Williams; Traci Wolfe; and Sopheap Ya. ...

The following Evergreen Heights Elementary students were February trait ("kindness") winners: Nathan Hernandez; Anthony Melendez; Edward Ripich; Tianna Long; Fartun Hussein; Tochi Ude; Adeleni Nunez-Hernandez; Erik Garcia-Medina; Tanner Fett; Renee Legaspi; Marina Kustyukov; Reyes Rodriguez; Mercy Graciano; David Escutia. ...

The following Auburn students made the dean's list at Azusa Pacific University. They join more than 1,700 APU students honored for a fall semester 2010 academic standing of a 3.5 or better grade-point average. The students are: Benjamin Johnson (cinematic arts major); Grace Mussa (undeclared) and Brittany Walker (nursing).

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