2022 Media Awards Announced

The high school media department had two competitions this school year, Indiana University Southeast Fall Press Day and Indiana High School Press Association 2022 State Convention. The former is a competition that recognizes students in Southern Indiana while the latter is for all Hoosier students across the state. 

Results were recently announced with PHS’s own media staff earning several awards. 

Recognition for designing and writing for the yearbook and newspaper, as well as for social media work.

Awards for IUS Fall Press Day are as follows.

Broadcast Division

  • 3rd Place, TV/Video News Cast

Newspaper/Online Division

  • 1st Place, Best Front-page Design, River Fleming & Taylor Patton
  • 1st Place, Best Photo Essay or Picture Story, Emma McCrary
  • 2nd Place, Best Overall Website, Joz Kempf & PHS Media Staff
  • 2nd Place, Best Feature Story, Masden Embry
  • 2nd Place, Best Overall Design in One Issue, River Fleming & Jackie Crews
  • 2nd Place, Best News Story, Gracie Walls
  • 2nd Place, Best News/Editorial Graphics,Taylor Patton
  • 3rd Place, Best News/Editorial Graphics, Madison Shinkle
  • 3rd Place, Best Overall Social Media Presence, Clara Henderson, Hayley Taylor & PHS Media News Staff
  • 3rd Place, Best Multimedia Package, Kinsey McBride
  • 3rd Place, Best Review, Gracie Walls
  • 3rd Place, Best Sports Story, Makiya Russelburg 
  • 3rd Place, Best Unsigned, Staff Editorial, Masden Embry & Paolite Staff
  • 3rd Place, News Organization of the Year, Paolite/PHS Media News
  • 3rd Place, Best Column, Lauren Umpleby

Yearbook Division

  • 1st Place, Best Cover
  • 1st Place, Best Opening Section
  • 1st Place, Best Theme and Divisional Pages
  • 2nd Place, Best Copy
  • 2nd Place, Best Coverage of Academics
  • 2nd Place, Best Coverage of Clubs and Organization
  • 2nd Place, Best Coverage of Student Life 
  • 2nd Place, Best Design
  • 2nd Place, Best People Section
  • 2nd Place, Best Photography
  • 2nd Place, Best Sports Coverage 
  • 2nd Place, Yearbook of the Year
  • 3rd Place, Best Advertising Section

Awards for Indiana High School Press Association 2022 State Convention are as follows.

  • 1st Place Organization Coverage, Honorable Mentions, Maggie Vincent, Paige Nicholson, Leah Brinkman 
  • 1st Place, Column Writing, Masden Embry, Paoli Jr-Sr HS Newspaper
  • 1st Place, Design Portfolio, River Fleming, Paoli Jr-Sr HS Newspaper
  • 1st Place, Editorial Cartoon, Madison Shinkle, Paoli Jr-Sr HS Newspaper
  • 1st Place, Editorial Writing, Paolite Staff, Paoli Jr-Sr HS Newspaper
  • 1st Place, Feature Writing, Haley Owens, Paoli Jr-Sr HS Newspaper
  • 1st Place, Writing Portfolio, Michael Hannon, Paoli Jr-Sr HS Newspaper
  • 2nd Place, Design Portfolio, Jackie Crews, Paoli Jr-Sr HS Newspaper
  • 2nd Place, Editorial Cartoon, Madison Shinkle, Paoli Jr-Sr HS Newspaper
  • 2nd Place, Infographics, River Fleming, Gracie Walls, Paoli Jr-Sr HS Newspaper
  • 2nd Place, News Writing, Michael Hannon, Paoli Jr-Sr HS Newspaper
  • 2nd Place, News Coverage, Angie Ceja, Michael Hannon, Paoli Jr-Sr HS Newspaper
  • 2nd Place, Writing Portfolio, Angie Ceja, Paoli Jr-Sr HS Newspaper
  • 2nd Place, Yearbook Theme, Kyra Gegner, Rachel Perkins, Paoli Jr-Sr HS Newspaper
  • 3rd Place, Advertising, Amelia Hess/Yearbook
  • 3rd Place, Column Writing, Michael Hannon, Angie Ceja Paoli, Jr-Sr HS Newspaper
  • 3rd Place, Editorial Cartoon, Brycen Long, Paoli Jr-Sr HS Newspaper
  • 3rd Place, Editorial Writing, Haley Owens, Paoli Jr-Sr HS Newspaper
  • 3rd Place, Feature Writing, Haley Owens, Paoli Jr-Sr HS Newspaper
  • 3rd Place, Infographics, River Fleming, Michael Hannon, Madison Shinkle, Paoli Jr-Sr HS Newspaper
  • 3rd Place, News Writing, Masden Embry, Paoli Jr-Sr HS Newspaper
  • 3rd Place, Writing Portfolio, Gracie Walls, Paoli Jr-Sr HS Newspaper
  • Honorable Mention, Infographics, Chandler Hinton, Kyra Gegner, Leah Brinkman, Paoli Jr-Sr HS Newspaper
  • Honorable Mention, Advertising, Amelia Hess/Yearbook
  • Honorable Mention, Editorial Writing, Paolite Staff, Paoli Jr-Sr HS Newspaper
  • Honorable Mentions, Features Coverage, Haley Owens, Angie Ceja, Corinne Magner, Paoli Jr-Sr HS Newspaper
  • Honorable Mention, News Coverage, Tinsley Moffatt, Leah Brinkman, Paige Flick, Paoli Jr-Sr HS Newspaper
    Honorable Mention, Single-Page Design, Jackie Crews, Paoli Jr-Sr HS Newspaper
  • Honorable Mention, News Writing, Angie Ceja, Paoli Jr-Sr HS Newspaper

Story by Masden Embry

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