Green Valley, Legacy, Liberty, SWCTA earn awards at JEA Boston conference

Matthew LaPorte, Co-President

The Southern Nevada Society of Journalists would like to congratulate the students of Green Valley High School, Legacy High School and SWCTA for their earned recognition at the JEA/NSPA Boston Conference.

Liberty High School’s Mariya Amato earned a 3rd place award for her Editorial Cartoon in the 2013 NSPA Cartoon of the Year Awards category.

Both Legacy High School and SWCTA earned awards in the NSPA “Best in Show” categories. Legacy earned a 5th Place ranking in the “Yearbook (224 pages or less)” category and SWCTA earned a 9th Place ranking in the “Publication Website – Small School” category.

Green Valley High School and SWCTA also competed in the JEA Writeoffs contest.

  • Advertising
    • Michelle Manuel, SWCTA (Honorable Mention)
  • Commentary Writing
    • Moriah Hernandez, GVHS (Honorable Mention)
  • Editorial Writing
    • Emily Bordelove, GVHS (Honorable Mention)
    • Jacob Berroya, SWCTA (Honorable Mention)
  • Feature Writing
    • Hayley Canaday, GVHS  (Honorable Mention)
  • Newswriting
    • Jenika Chiang, SWCTA (Excellent)
  • Review Writing
    •  Lexi Schwartz, GVHS (Honorable Mention)
    • Sahar Kanfi, SWCTA (Excellent)
  •  Yearbook Layout: Inside Pages
    • Tamara Navarro, SWCTA (Honorable Mention)

About Matthew LaPorte

Matthew LaPorte is the current adviser of the Southwest Shadow online news site and The Howl yearbook at Southwest Career and Technical Academy. He is also the co-President of SNSJ. One of his goals as a founding member of SNSJ is to help create a network of students and advisers who can share their expertise and share the benefits of participating in scholastic journalism in Southern Nevada. When he is not working, Matt enjoys heading off to The Pearl or to The Joint to relive his teenage years rocking out.