Publications students in ECHO and Growler earn top state honors

ECHO Newspaper and ECHO Magazine, under Editor-in-Chief senior Maia Bond, each earned an Excellent ranking by the Missouri Interscholastic Press Association for the 2018-2019 publications. The award, reserved for the top publications at the state level, was announced at Journalism Day today on the University of Missouri Campus. The daily publication, edited by senior Blaize Klossner, earned an Honorable Mention ranking.

In addition to the overall publications awards, several individual students placed in the state competition. The top story in each category earn an All-Missouri Award. Senior Lauren Ulrich earned this award for feature reporting.

The top 5% in the state earn a Superior award, senior yearbook editor Mallory Perisicke and senior ECHO Editor-in-Chief Maia Bond each won a Superior award.

The next 10% earn an Excellent award and the those within the top 20% earn an Honorable Mention award. The following Rolla High School journalists were honored:

Senior Yearbook Editor Mallory Persicke won a Superior award for Sports Reaction Photojournalism.

Senior Photography Editor Bailey Allison won an Excellent award and two Honorable Mention awards for Sports Action Photojournalism.

Senior Sports Reporter Brandon Kirchner won an Excellent award for Sports Reporting.

Senior ECHO Editor-in-Chief Maia Bond won a Superior Award and an Honorable Mention for Feature Reporting.

Junior Staff Reporter Lauren Ulrich won an All-Missouri and an Honorable Mention award for Feature Reporting.