Student journalists honored at state convention

October 10, 2018
SAHS journalism students

Stillwater Area High School students won 13 awards at the Minnesota High School Press Association's State Convention. The Pony Express took home six overall awards, while the Kabekonian yearbook earned two overall. Students also earned five individual awards for their work, including one first place winner.

The Kabekonian yearbook earned two awards, including an All-State Gold award from Journalism Educators of Minnesota and 4th place Best of Show. The Pony Express earned All-State Silver and three Best of Show: newspaper and broadcast were awarded second place overall, while the Pony Express website won fourth. SAHS Teacher Rachel Steil was also recognized as the 2018 MN Journalism Adviser of the Year.

More than 50 SAHS journalism students attended the awards ceremony at the University of Minnesota, along with Steil and Kabekonian yearbook and Stylus arts magazine adviser Laurie Hansen.


Minnesota High School Press Association

Best of Show:

Pony Express broadcast - Second Place
Pony Express newspaper - Second Place
Pony Express website - Fourth Place
Kabekokian yearbook - Fourth Place

Gold Medallions

Newspaper Category:

Newspaper Feature Story - First Place, Mira LaNasa
Newspaper Editorial - Second Place, Hannah Sween
Newspaper Page Design -  Fifth Place, Mira LaNasa
Newspaper Magazine Sports Story - Sixth Place, Hunter Hippel

Website Category:
Website General Excellence - Fourth Place

2018 Minnesota Journalism Advisor of the Year:
Rachel Steil

Journalism Education Association:
Kabekonian yearbook- All-State Gold
Pony Express newspaper- All-State Silver: Print and Online