Lansing Journalists serve as IHSA journalism sectionals judges

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Journalist Carrie Steinweg reviews submissions in the Copy Editing category of IHSA’s journalism sectionals. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
FLOSSMOOR, Ill. (April 21, 2018) – Carrie Steinweg and Melanie Jongsma spent much of Saturday at Homewood-Flossmoor High School, serving as judges for the 2018 Illinois High School Association journalism sectionals.

Journalism students from 10 area high schools began around 9:00am that morning, completing assignments in a variety of competition categories—news writing, editorial writing, sports writing, photography, headlines, design, copy editing, and others. The judges began receiving those completed assignments around 11:00am, working in teams of two to rank the top three entries and provide constructive feedback on the top six.

“It was cool to see the work of the next generation of journalists,” said Steinweg at the end of a day of judging.

The three top students in each category will advance to the state competition on April 27.

Melanie Jongsma reviews submissions in the Editorial Writing category of the IHSA journalism sectionals. (Photo: Carrie Steinweg)