Corinne Beemer, Fenton High School
Monica Bradburn, Fenton High School
Jenna Chapman, Stockbridge High School
Ana Cordera, Lake Orion High School
Elizabeth Cowger, Fenton High School
Alexa Danek, Laingsburg High School
Lindsay Fizzell, Laingsburg High School
Megan Fleming, Grosse Pointe South High School
Lindsay Gerber, Davison High School
Christopher Habba, Waterford Kettering High School
Alexandra Howell, Fenton High School
Lauren Kostiuk, Eisenhower High School
Cameron LaFontaine, Dexter High School
Scout Parsh, Midland High School
Elizabeth Wilson, Utica High School

The Michigan Interscholastic Press Association today honored 15 outstanding high school seniors as members of its 2014 All-State Student Journalist Staff.

The students — who represent the state’s top journalists among scholastic media outlets — were honored at MIPA’s Spring Awards and On-Site Contests at the Lansing Center in Lansing. Graduating seniors chosen for the Student Journalist Staff submit a portfolio of their work that is judged by a committee of student media advisers.

“These 15 seniors not only are outstanding students academically, they are engaged in their schools and their communities,” said Jeremy Steele, executive director of MIPA and a faculty member in the Michigan State University School of Journalism. “They serve as further evidence of the potential for student-led journalism to help schools meet academic standards requiring the practical application of writing skills, strong research skills, real-world use of technology and civic engagement.”

MIPA also recognized six members of the Student Journalist Staff as All-MIPA Award recipients, the organization’s highest honor for student journalists. These six journalists represent the top students in their field for News Design, News Writing & Reporting, Photojournalism, Video, Yearbook and Multiplatform journalism.

Members of the 2014 Student Journalist Staff are:

  • Corinne Beemer, of Fenton, Fenton High School (Yearbook) — All-MIPA
  • Monica Bradburn, of Fenton, Fenton High School (Photojournalism)
  • Jenna Chapman, of Stockbridge, Stockbridge High School (News Writing & Reporting) — All-MIPA
  • Ana Cordera, of Lake Orion, Lake Orion High School (Video) — All-MIPA
  • Elizabeth Cowger, of Fenton, Fenton High School (News Writing & Reporting)
  • Alexa Danek, of Laingsburg, Laingsburg High School (Photojournalism) — All-MIPA
  • Lindsay Fizzell, of Laingsburg, Laingsburg High School (Video)
  • Megan Fleming, of Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe South High School (News Design)
  • Lindsay Gerber, of Davison, Davison High School (Video)
  • Christopher Habba, Waterford Kettering High School (Multiplatform)
  • Alexandra Howell, of Fenton, Fenton High School (News Design) — All-MIPA
  • Lauren Kostiuk, of Shelby Township, Eisenhower High School (Multiplatform) — All-MIPA
  • Cameron LaFontaine, of Dexter, Dexter High School (News Writing & Reporting)
  • Scout Parsch, of Midland, Midland High School (News Writing & Reporting)
  • and Elizabeth Wilson, of Rochester Hills, Utica High School (Yearbook)

In addition, MIPA announced it selected Lauren Kostiuk of Eisenhower High School to be Michigan’s representative in the national Journalism Education Association Student Journalist of the Year content. Each state can submit the portfolio of one student journalist to the prestigious contest.

ABOUT THE MICHIGAN INTERSCHOLASTIC PRESS ASSOCIATION

Founded in 1921 and housed in the Michigan State University School of Journalism, the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association is a nonprofit organization composed of scholastic journalism teachers and publications advisers and their students. MIPA is committed to promoting and recognizing excellence in scholastic journalism at all levels through education, training and support of student journalists and their advisers.