High School Students Win Awards At 79th Annual A-State Communication Day

JONESBORO –– Greene County Tech High School won the top overall sweepstakes award at the 79th annual A-State Communication Day for Arkansas high school students Saturday at Arkansas State University. Watson Chapel High School placed second, Cave City High School came in third and Armorel High School took fourth.

A total of 102 students competed in 28 different contests in areas of broadcast and print journalism, public relations, advertising, social media, narrative filmmaking, photojournalism, sports, debate, extemporaneous speaking and more. Students competed for first, second, third and honorable mention prizes. The school accumulating the highest number of points for the day, Green County Tech, won the sweepstakes plaque.

All the winners were announced at an afternoon ceremony at the campus. The list containing names of all the winners is attached below.

Representatives of the Departments of Media and Communication that jointly organized the event said they were happy with this year’s turnout and already looked forward to next year’s competitions.

“This year’s event was one of the best ever. The high school students who participated in our different competitions showed great character, composure and desire for excellence. We are grateful to their school, counselors and them for taking the time to come and visit us. We are hopeful that some or all of them will choose to continue their media education with us, after high school,” said Media Department Chair Dr. Osabuohien Amienyi.

“We are happy that so many area high school students participated in Communication Day at A-State. It is inspiring to see so many talented students interested in communication. We are pleased with this year’s turnout and look forward to meeting even more students at next year’s Communication Day,” said Communication Department Chair Dr. Marceline Hayes.

The Departments of Media and Communication at A-State offer a number of programs in strategic communication, multimedia journalism, creative media production and communication studies to prepare students for professional and academic careers.

For further information, please contact Dr. Mike Bowman at (870) 972-3429 or via email at mbowman@astate.edu. Follow A-State Communication Day Facebook page (@astatejbday) for future updates!

Winners List for 79th Communication Day, 2017

RHETORICAL ANALYSIS
3rd – RaLynnda March – Cave City High School
2nd – Gerrod White – Watson Chapel
1st – Olivia Combs – Greene County Tech

TV NEWS REPORT
2nd – Courtney Edwards, Alexandra Headley – Cave City High School
1st – Raley Malone & Tim Rowland- Greene County Tech

SOCIAL MEDIA
1st – Highland High School

BROADCAST NEWS WRITING
HM – Gerrod White – Watson Chapel
3rd –Kyle Branscum – Cave City
2nd – Destiny Read – Armorel
1st – Jackson McCarty – Greene County Tech

ROUNDTABLE DEBATE
HM – Lisa Huynh – Armorel
HM – Aaliyah Davis – KIPP Blytheville Collegiate High School
3rd – Tai Allen – KIPP Blytheville Collegiate High School
2nd – Rachel Luttrull – Armored
1st – Mahipal Singh – Armorel

FEATURE WRITING
HM – Jared Shobe – Greene County Tech
HM – Jazmine Kellim – Greene County Tech
HM – Gerrod White – Watson Chapel
HM – Brianna Lambert – Buffalo Island Central
3rd – Rachel Luttrull – Armorel
2nd – Jordan McClure – Armorel
1st – Kaitlyn Walters – Armorel

ONLINE NEWSPAPER
2nd – Watson Chapel High School
1st – KIPP Blytheville Collegiate High School

NEWS WRITING
HM – Cori Hufstedler – Valley View
3rd – Stephanie Atchley – Buffalo Island Central
2nd – Ashlee Davis – Greene County Tech
1st – Olivia Combs – Greene County Tech

NEWSPAPER COPY READING
HM – Hannah Tipton – Cave City High School
HM – Dylan Peterson – Highland High School
HM – Emily Gray – Greene County Tech
3rd –Jeremy Archer – Highland High School
2nd – Olivia Combs – Greene County Tech
1st – Emma Goad – Bryant High School

IMPROMPTU DEBATE
HM – Benjimen Neal – Watson Chapel
HM – Callie Blair – Camden Fairview
HM – Tai Allen – KIPP Blytheville
3rd – Omar Allen – Watson Chapel
2nd – Hannah Rogers – Valley View
1st – Trevor Patrick – Highland

EDITORIAL WRITING
HM – Stephanie Atchley – Buffalo Island Central
HM – Cori Hufstedler – Valley View
HM – Rachel Luttrull – Armorel
3rd –Jenna Boling – Greene County Tech
2nd – Cadyn Qualls – Buffalo Island Central
1st – Kyle Wilkins – Cave City

SPORTS WRITING
HM – Omar Allen – Watson Chapel
HM- Kaden Brown – Greene County Tech
HM- Garret Detlefsen – Greene County Tech
HM- Bret McCargo – Jonesboro High School
HM – Destanie Shubert – Buffalo Island Central
3rd –Kameron King – Conway High School
2nd – Brianna Lambert – Buffalo Island Central
1st – Jackson McCarty – Greene County Tech

SPORTS NEWS REPORTS
3rd – Omar Allen and Frederick Price – Watson Chapel
2nd – RaLynnda March – Cave City High School
1st – Colton Dowdy, Hunter West, Kaden Brown – Greene County Tech

SPORTS PROGRAMMING
2nd-Cave City High
1st-Greene County Tech High School

DOCUMENTARY SHORT
HM – KIPP Blytheville Collegiate High School Staff
HM – Josh Scroggins, RJ Twilley, Jerry Vankirk – Highland High School
3rd – Conner Barnes – Nettleton High School
2nd – Courtney Edwards, Alexandra Headley – Cave City High School
1st – Jonathan Meredith – Greene County Tech

MUSIC VIDEO
3rd –Grant Register and Colton Dowdy – Greene County Tech
2nd –Courtney Edwards, Ben Johnson – Cave City High School
1st –Jordan McDaniel, Deondre’ Henry, Wardell Dunlap – Nettleton High School

HEADLINE WRITING
HM – Gerrod White – Watson Chapel
HM – Olivia Combs – Greene County Tech
3rd – Regan Brown – Greene County Tech
2nd – Emma Goad – Bryant High School
1st – Jenna Boling – Greene County Tech

EDITORIAL CARTOONING
HM – Emily Gray – Greene County Tech
HM – Omar Allen – Watson Chapel
HM – A’Darius Lee – Watson Chapel
3rd – Grant Register – Greene County Tech
2nd – Sage James – Cave City High School
1st – Jenna Boling – Greene County Tech

RADIO ANNOUNCING
HM – Callie Blair – Camden Fairview
3rd – Harrison Parker – Greene County Tech
2nd – Raley Malone – Greene County Tech
1st – Frederick Price – Watson Chapel

TV ANCHORING
HM – A’Darius Lee – Watson Chapel
HM – Harrison Parker – Greene County Tech
HM- Hannah Rogers – Valley View
HM – Callie Blair – Camden Fairview
HM – Grant Register – Greene County Tech
HM – Annelize Collins – Nettleton
3rd – (TIE) Akious Howard – Greene County Tech and Kameron King – Conway High School
2nd – Raley Malone – Greene County Tech
1st – Frederick Price – Watson Chapel

PHOTOGRAPHY
HM – Raley Malone – Greene County
HM – Johnathan Merideth – Greene County Tech
HM – Galen Tait – Jonesboro
3rd – Gerard Connors III – Greene County Tech
2nd – Kensie Walker – Buffalo Island Central
1st – Talon Kieffner – Greene County Tech

PR PLANNING
HM – Trevor Patrick – Highland High School
HM – Tre’Don Marks – Watson Chapel
3rd – Destiny Reed – Armorel
2nd – Benjimen Neal – Watson Chapel
1st – Omar Allen – Watson Chapel

VIDEO PROMOTION
HM – Jeff Loy, Dylan Conaway, Desmond Moore – Nettleton
3rd – Harrison Cleveland, Kaden Brown, Talon Kieffner – Greene County Tech
2nd – Colton Dowdy, Hunter West, Jonathan Merideth – Greene County Tech
1st – RaLynnda March, Courtney Edwards, Dakota Levitt – Cave City High School

AD COPY/LAYOUT
HM – Destanie Shubert – Buffalo Island Central
HM – Brianna Lambert – Buffalo Island Central
3rd – Dylan Peterson – Highland High School
2nd – Gerrod White – Watson Chapel
1st – Hannah Smith – Watson Chapel

ORIGINAL ORATORY
1st – Jenna Boling – Greene County Tech

PSA
HM –Cole Morgan – Nettleton High School
HM –Courtney Edwards, Ben Johnson, Kyle Branscum -Cave City High School
3rd – Jeremy Archer, Richard Novotney, and Kelly Tulley – Highland High School
2nd –Raley Malone – Greene County Tech
1st —Courtney Edwards – Cave City High School

EXTEMPORANEOUS SPEAKING
HM – Tai Allen – KIPP Blytheville Collegiate High School
HM – Benjimen Neal – Watson Chapel
HM – Trevor Patrick – Highland High School
HM – Kameron King – Conway High School
HM – Olivia Combs – Greene County Tech
3rd – Jeremy Archer – Highland High School
2nd – Isamar Ortiz – Rogers New Technology
1st – Callie Blair – Camden Fairview

SWEEPSTAKES
3rd runner up – Armorel High School
2nd runner up – Cave City High School
1st runner up – Watson Chapel
Winner – Greene County Tech

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