Nixa Journalism Students Win Big at MSSU Media Showcase

A group of Nixa high school journalists picked up an armload of awards at the 2019 Media Showcase Day at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin on December 5.

The students swept the top two positions in two different categories, and won the award for Best Overall Publication.

The students won for both print and broadcast news efforts.

2019-2020 Wingspan student journalists

The students who work for Wingspan, the school publication, picked up the award for Best Overall Publication and finished 3rd in the publication sweepstakes category.

Individually, Madalyn Tuning’s story “Helpers of Nixa” won first place in the feature writing category, where her colleague Riley Harris won second for her piece “Soaring to New Opportunities.”

Darby Allen picked up a third place award in News Writing for her story “Pulling Up Attendance.”

2019-2020 EagleAir TV student journalists

The broadcast journalism students who produce EagleAir TV took the top three spots in the News Package category, the top two from the team of Mercedes Rich and Chance Brown. They won first place for a story on a Nixa High School attendance incentive and second for a story about Rescue One.

Third place was won by Lucas Finger for a story on the AP Capstone program.

Emily Harris and Kelsie Satterfield took first place in the Podcast category for their “Overthinking” podcast. TJ Sorgenfrei received an honorable mention in the commercial category for “Buy A Yearbook.”

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