UCS student publications earn nearly 300 top honors
UCS student publications earn nearly 300 top honors
Posted on 05/11/2018
Eisenhower newspaper students in three rows posing with their award

Utica Community Schools publications took home nearly 300 top journalism awards when student journalists from across the state traveled to Lansing for the state journalism competition.

Students won awards for their writing, design and photography for the publications at the annual Michigan Interscholastic Press Association’s annual spring awards conference.

Awards earned by UCS students are:

Malow Junior High School

Yearbook

Business Advertisements

1st Place

Samantha Sacra & Clara Schmidt

Yearbook

Proud Parent Advertisements

1st Place

Jacob Grot & Anna Schmidt

Yearbook

Theme Development

1st Place

Clara Schmidt, Sam Sacra,
Jacob Grot & Anna Schmidt

Yearbook

Endsheets

1st Place

Clara Schmidt, Sam Sacra,
Jacob Grot & Anna Schmidt

Yearbook

Division Page

1st Place

Clara Schmidt, Sam Sacra,
Jacob Grot & Anna Schmidt

Yearbook

Headline Writing

2nd Place

Nicole Thomas, Maddie Machala, Emily Bongiorno & Leah Stewart

Yearbook

Graphics

2nd Place

Jacob Grot

Yearbook

Academic Photo

2nd Place

Clara Schmidt

Yearbook

Cover

2nd Place

Clara Schmidt, Sam Sacra,
Jacob Grot & Anna Schmidt

Yearbook

Opening and Closing

2nd Place

Clara Schmidt, Sam Sacra,
Jacob Grot & Anna Schmidt

Yearbook

Feature Writing - Student Life

3rd Place

Delaney Sacra

Yearbook

Academic Writing

3rd Place

Marissa DeMaria

Yearbook

Organizations Writing

3rd Place

Nicole Thomas

Yearbook

Sidebar Coverage

3rd Place

Clara Schmidt & Milena Ristovski

Yearbook

Headline Writing

3rd Place

Samantha Ludwig
& Tera DeGrace

Yearbook

Academic Spread

3rd Place

Samantha Ludwig
& Tera DeGrace

Yearbook

Organization Spread

3rd Place

Samantha Ludwig
& Anna Schmidt

Yearbook

People Spread

3rd Place

Marisa DeMaria
& Brooke DeClark

Yearbook

Graphics

3rd Place

Samantha Ludwig
& Tera DeGrace

Yearbook

Sports Action Photo

3rd Place

Justice Seay
& Samantha Boeskool

Yearbook

Portrait/Personality Photo

3rd Place

Samantha Ludwig

Yearbook

Club/Performance Photo

3rd Place

Mia Kirschenheiter
& Alex Hawkins

Yearbook

School Spirit Photo

3rd Place

Samantha Ludwig

Yearbook

Feature Writing - Student Life

Honorable Mention

Emily Bongiorno

Yearbook

Sports Reporting

Honorable Mention

Nicole Thomas

Yearbook

Sports Reporting

Honorable Mention

Christina Merski

Yearbook

Academic Writing

Honorable Mention

Grace Lange

Yearbook

Organizations Writing

Honorable Mention

Grace Bava

Yearbook

Sidebar Coverage

Honorable Mention

Mia Kirschenheiter
& Alex Hawkins

Yearbook

Student Life Spread

Honorable Mention

Samantha Ludwig
& Tera DeGrace

Yearbook

Student Life Spread

Honorable Mention

Delaney Sacra
& Marisa Krolewski

Yearbook

Sports Spread

Honorable Mention

Nicole Thomas
& Maddie Machala

Yearbook

Sports Spread

Honorable Mention

Justice Seay
& Samantha Boeskool

Yearbook

Academic Spread

Honorable Mention

Averee Berdeski & Lola Boyer

Yearbook

Organization Spread

Honorable Mention

Averee Berdeski & Lola Boyer

Yearbook

People Spread

Honorable Mention

Bianca Candela
& Makayla Belanger

Yearbook

Sports Action Photo

Honorable Mention

Bianca Candela
& Makayla Belanger

Yearbook

Sports Feature Photo

Honorable Mention

Samantha Ludwig

Yearbook

Sports Feature Photo

Honorable Mention

Bianca Candela
& Makayla Belanger

Yearbook

Portrait/Personality Photo

Honorable Mention

Samantha Ludwig

Yearbook

Academic Photo

Honorable Mention

Clara Schmidt

Yearbook

Club/Performance Photo

Honorable Mention

Clara Schmidt

Yearbook

School Spirit Photo

Honorable Mention

Emily Bongiorno & Leah Stewart

 

Shelby Junior High School

Yearbook

Index

1st Place

Staff

Yearbook

Caption Writing

2nd Place

Amelia Plonis & John Shllaku

Yearbook

Sports Reporting

3rd Place

Anthony Cukaj

Yearbook

Caption Writing

3rd Place

Amelia Plonis & Nina Andrianos

Yearbook

Sports Spread

3rd Place

Anthony Cukaj & Nina Andrianos

Yearbook

Opening and Closing

3rd Place

Staff

Yearbook

Feature Writing - Student Life

Honorable Mention

Cathy Dang

Yearbook

Sports Reporting

Honorable Mention

Sabrina Merandi

Yearbook

Academic Writing

Honorable Mention

Darena Matti

Yearbook

Academic Writing

Honorable Mention

Aidyn Yaeger

Yearbook

Organizations Writing

Honorable Mention

Sarah Onkalo

Yearbook

Organizations Writing

Honorable Mention

Stephanie Smith

Yearbook

Sidebar Coverage

Honorable Mention

Emily Tschirhart

Yearbook

Sidebar Coverage

Honorable Mention

Skyle Terlicki & Sabrina Merandi

Yearbook

Student Life Spread

Honorable Mention

Skyle Terlicki & Sabrina Merandi

Yearbook

Sports Spread

Honorable Mention

Anthony Cukaj & John Shllaku

Yearbook

Academic Spread

Honorable Mention

Staff

Yearbook

Academic Spread

Honorable Mention

Alyssa Holley, Chelsea Rakes & Sophie Sprecher

Yearbook

Organization Spread

Honorable Mention

Samantha Fuller & John Shllaku

Yearbook

Organization Spread

Honorable Mention

Amelia Plonis

Yearbook

People Spread

Honorable Mention

Staff

Yearbook

People Spread

Honorable Mention

Jordan Welch

Yearbook

Sports Action Photo

Honorable Mention

Nina Andrianos

Yearbook

Sports Action Photo

Honorable Mention

Amelia Plonis

Yearbook

Sports Feature Photo

Honorable Mention

Ameila Plonis

Yearbook

Sports Feature Photo

Honorable Mention

Amelia Plonis

Yearbook

Portrait/Personality Photo

Honorable Mention

Nina Andrianos

Yearbook

Academic Photo

Honorable Mention

Chelsea Rakes

Yearbook

Academic Photo

Honorable Mention

Chelsea Rakes

Yearbook

Club/Performance Photo

Honorable Mention

Amelia Plonis

Yearbook

Club/Performance Photo

Honorable Mention

Amelia Plonis

Yearbook

School Spirit Photo

Honorable Mention

Nina Andrianos

Yearbook

School Spirit Photo

Honorable Mention

John Shllaku

Yearbook

Theme Development

Honorable Mention

Staff

Yearbook

Division Page

Honorable Mention

Staff

 

Eisenhower High School

Video Journalism

Environmental, Health or Science

Honorable Mention

Lindsay Valentine

Video Production

Music Video

Honorable Mention

Anthony DiLiddo

Yearbook

Sports Reporting

1st Place

Andrew Tokarz

Yearbook

Academic Writing

1st Place

Paige Montrieul

Yearbook

Personality Profile

1st Place

Amber Abramowicz

Yearbook

Student Life Spread

1st Place

Aleaha Smith, Alexis Wisniewski,
Kayla Rohlman & Natalie Coltman

Yearbook

Endsheets

1st Place

Aubrey Fisher & Aleaha Smith

Yearbook

Sports Reporting

2nd Place

Andrew Tokarz

Yearbook

Academic Writing

2nd Place

Fabrizio Orsi de Paula

Yearbook

Organization Spread

2nd Place

Catherine Laurain, Hannah Raymond, Jai Mahabir & Aubrey Fisher

Yearbook

Club/Performance Photo

2nd Place

Julianna Belanger

Yearbook

Index

2nd Place

Aubrey Fisher & Aleaha Smith

Yearbook

Sports Feature Writing

3rd Place

Andrew Tokarz

Yearbook

Organization Spread

3rd Place

Amber Abramowicz

Yearbook

People Spread

3rd Place

Aleaha Smith, Aubrey Fisher & Andrew Tokarz

Yearbook

Proud Parent Advertisements

3rd Place

Aleaha Smith & Aubrey Fisher

Yearbook

Academic Photo

3rd Place

Tina Eid

Yearbook

Feature Presentation

3rd Place

Staff

Yearbook

Theme Development

3rd Place

Staff

Yearbook

Cover

3rd Place

Aubrey Fisher & Aleaha Smith

Yearbook

Division Page

3rd Place

Aubrey Fisher & Aleaha Smith

Yearbook

Organizations Writing

Honorable Mention

Andrew Tokarz

Yearbook

Personality Profile

Honorable Mention

Andrew Tokarz

Yearbook

Sidebar Coverage

Honorable Mention

Paige Montreuil

Yearbook

Caption Writing

Honorable Mention

Aleaha Smith & Evia Merkourios

Yearbook

Caption Writing

Honorable Mention

Aleaha Smith, Ashley Sokol & Andrew Tokarz

Yearbook

Student Life Spread

Honorable Mention

Andrew Tokarz, Natalie Coltman, Julia Pelchat & Evia Merkourios

Yearbook

Sports Spread

Honorable Mention

Andrew Tokarz, Karla Garcia, Kayla Rohlman & Aleaha Smith

Yearbook

People Spread

Honorable Mention

Aubrey Fisher, Aleaha Smith & Amber Abramowicz

Yearbook

Business Advertisements

Honorable Mention

Aleaha Smith

Yearbook

Proud Parent Advertisements

Honorable Mention

Aleaha Smith & Aubrey Fisher

Yearbook

Graphics

Honorable Mention

Natalie Coltman

Yearbook

Sports Action Photo

Honorable Mention

Alex Fulgos

Yearbook

Sports Feature Photo

Honorable Mention

Emma Shewell

Yearbook

Sports Feature Photo

Honorable Mention

Jessica Pierce

Yearbook

Portrait/Personality Photo

Honorable Mention

Julia Pelchat

Yearbook

Academic Photo

Honorable Mention

Natalie Coltman

Yearbook

Club/Performance Photo

Honorable Mention

Julia Pelchat

Yearbook

Feature Presentation

Honorable Mention

Evia Merkourios & Aleaha Smith

Yearbook

Opening and Closing

Honorable Mention

Aubrey Fisher & Aleaha Smith

Art & Illustration

Editorial Cartoon

1st Place

Fabrizio Orsi de Paula

News Design

News Page/Spread

1st Place

Grace Kulin & Faith Ferguson

News Design

Entertainment Page/Spread

1st Place

Lauren Harris & Victoria Brosch

News Writing

Editorial

1st Place

Lauren Harris

News Design

Story Package

2nd Place

Faith Ferguson & Grace Kulin

News Design

Editorial Opinion Page/Spread

2nd Place

Grace Kulin, Lauren Harris & Staff

News Design

Front Page/Newsmagazine Style

3rd Place

Grace Kulin

News Design

Entertainment Page/Spread

3rd Place

Alisha Newsom

Art & Illustration

Editorial Cartoon

Honorable Mention

Fabrizio Orsi de Paula

News Design

Information Graphic

Honorable Mention

Grace Kulin

News Design

Editorial Opinion Page/Spread

Honorable Mention

Grace Kulin & Lauren Harris

News Design

Sports Page/Spread

Honorable Mention

Amelia Viar, Alisha Newsom, Andrew Tokarz & Keegan Snow

News Writing

News Analysis

Honorable Mention

Amelia Viar & Lauren Harris

News Writing

Editorial

Honorable Mention

Lauren Harris & Grace Kulin

News Writing

Bylined Opinion Article

Honorable Mention

Fabrizio Orsi de Paula

News Writing

Feature Columnist

Honorable Mention

Grace Kulin

News Writing

Pro/Con Editorial Columns

Honorable Mention

Genna Daniels & Lauren Harris

News Writing

Informative Feature

Honorable Mention

Fabrizio Orsi de Paula

News Writing

Environmental, Health or Science

Honorable Mention

Amber Abramowicz

News Writing

Alternative Story Form

Honorable Mention

Amelia Viar, Silvana DiNello & Piper Trembour

News Writing

Sports Columnist

Honorable Mention

Andrew Tokarz

 

Henry Ford II High School

Yearbook

Sports Feature Writing

1st Place

Staff

Yearbook

Organizations Writing

1st Place

Kyra Albrecht, Amanda Corbley, Jamira Lindsey & Madison Smith

Yearbook

Headline Writing

1st Place

Carley Glugla, Lexi Quinn,
Hana Yantus & Imaan Muhammad-Ali

Yearbook

Sports Action Photo

1st Place

Isabella Mayer

Yearbook

Index

1st Place

Taylor Knowles, Darren Martin & Brett Hull

Yearbook

Organizations Writing

2nd Place

Erica Jamroz & Carly Nieman

Yearbook

Personality Profile

2nd Place

Carley Glugla & Taylor Knowles

Yearbook

Caption Writing

2nd Place

Staff

Yearbook

People Spread

2nd Place

Taylor Knowles & Carley Glugla

Yearbook

Colophon

2nd Place

Staff

Yearbook

Feature Writing - Student Life

3rd Place

Taylor Knowles
& Charlie Schabel

Yearbook

Personality Profile

3rd Place

Taylor Knowles

Yearbook

Sports Spread

3rd Place

Ajla Gegic & Carly Nieman

Yearbook

Sports Reporting

Honorable Mention

Madison Smith, Charlie Schabel & Autumn Barnett

Yearbook

Academic Writing

Honorable Mention

Ajla Gegic, Erica Jamroz & Charlie Schabel

Yearbook

Sidebar Coverage

Honorable Mention

Lauren Ivan

Yearbook

Sidebar Coverage

Honorable Mention

Taylor Knowles & Xheni Mecaj

Yearbook

Sports Spread

Honorable Mention

Carley Glugla & Kevin Kalinowski

Yearbook

Graphics

Honorable Mention

Brett Hull & Carley Glugla

Yearbook

Sports Action Photo

Honorable Mention

Carley Glugla & Kevin Kalinowksi

Yearbook

Club/Performance Photo

Honorable Mention

Taylor Knowles & Brett Hull

Yearbook

School Spirit Photo

Honorable Mention

Deanna Hallak, Brett Hull & Charlie Schabel

Yearbook

School Spirit Photo

Honorable Mention

Erica Jamroz & Skylar Nankervis

Yearbook

Feature Presentation

Honorable Mention

Ajla Gegic & Olivia Quatrine

Yearbook

Theme Development

Honorable Mention

Taylor Knowles, Darren Martin & Brett Hull

Yearbook

Cover

Honorable Mention

Taylor Knowles, Darren Martin & Brett Hull

Yearbook

Opening and Closing

Honorable Mention

Taylor Knowles, Darren Martin & Brett Hull

Yearbook

Division Page

Honorable Mention

Taylor Knowles, Darren Martin & Brett Hull

News Writing

Alternative Story Form

1st Place

Matthew Lewandowski,
Emma Buck
& Theresa De Benedetti

Art & Illustration

Illustration

Honorable Mention

Amber Brunett

News Writing

Review

Honorable Mention

Amber Brunett

News Writing

Environmental, Health or Science

Honorable Mention

Theresa De Benedetti

 

Stevenson High School

Yearbook

School Spirit Photo

1st Place

Laura Perkolic & Alyssa Polizzi

Yearbook

Feature Writing - Student Life

2nd Place

Lyndsey Helsel, Laura Perkolic & Chelsey Richardson

Yearbook

Business Advertisements

2nd Place

Staff

Yearbook

Sports Reporting

Honorable Mention

Cheyenne Janes & Hannah Hill

Yearbook

Sports Feature Writing

Honorable Mention

Zoe Kichenside, Lyndsey Helsel & Alyssa Polizzi

Yearbook

Organizations Writing

Honorable Mention

Valentina Cacaj, Ashley Kanona & Noah Skrok

Yearbook

Academic Spread

Honorable Mention

Cheyenne Janes & Alissa Shulin

Yearbook

Colophon

Honorable Mention

Staff

Yearbook

Proud Parent Advertisements

Honorable Mention

Staff

Yearbook

Proud Parent Advertisements

Honorable Mention

Staff

Yearbook

Graphics

Honorable Mention

Kendall Buell, Kalie Kilgour, Hannah Hill & Erica Vanlacken

Yearbook

Academic Photo

Honorable Mention

Alyssa Polizzi

Yearbook

Opening and Closing

Honorable Mention

Staff

Yearbook

Division Page

Honorable Mention

Staff

Yearbook

Index

Honorable Mention

Staff

News Design

News Page/Spread

2nd Place

Cai Stowers
& Paulie Schuchmann

News Photography

Sports Action Photo

2nd Place

Vanessa Hannosh

News Design

Editorial Opinion Page/Spread

3rd Place

Joshua Wilson

News Design

Sports Page/Spread

3rd Place

Cai Stowers

News Writing

Pro/Con Editorial Columns

3rd Place

Chelsey Richardson
& Veronica Isho

Art & Illustration

Editorial Cartoon

Honorable Mention

Jonathan Trendel

News Design

Information Graphic

Honorable Mention

Minh Nguyen

News Writing

Editorial

Honorable Mention

Staff

News Writing

Bylined Opinion Article

Honorable Mention

Sarena Danou

News Writing

Feature Columnist

Honorable Mention

Ashley Farris

News Writing

Pro/Con Editorial Columns

Honorable Mention

Chelsey Richardson
& Veronica Isho

News Photography

News/Feature Photo

Honorable Mention

Sarena Danou

News Photography

News/Feature Photo

Honorable Mention

Sarena Danou

 

Utica High School

News Writing

Personal Narrative

1st Place

Donald Krall

News Photography

Sports Action Photo

1st Place

Jayy Emery

News Photography

Sports Feature Photo

1st Place

Jayy Emery

Art & Illustration

Editorial Cartoon

2nd Place

Evan Zack

News Writing

Online Follow-Up News Coverage

2nd Place

Elizabeth Cetnar

News Writing

Sports Feature Story

2nd Place

Reid Bonifas

News Design

Editorial Opinion Page/Spread

3rd Place

Makenna Galui

News Writing

News Analysis

3rd Place

Elizabeth Cetnar

News Design

Front Page/Newsmagazine Style

Honorable Mention

Elizabeth Cetnar

News Design

Story Package

Honorable Mention

Makenna Galui

News Design

Feature Page/Spread

Honorable Mention

Hannah Piasecki
& Alexa Reynolds

News Design

Sports Page/Spread

Honorable Mention

Elizabeth Cetnar, Reid Bonifas & Jacob Joseph

News Design

Entertainment Page/Spread

Honorable Mention

Nicole Mcmenomay
& Carlos Galindo

News Writing

News Story

Honorable Mention

Elizabeth Cetnar

News Writing

News Analysis

Honorable Mention

Elizabeth Cetnar

News Writing

Editorial

Honorable Mention

Elizabeth Cetnar & Staff

News Writing

Bylined Opinion Article

Honorable Mention

Cameron Smale

News Writing

Diversity Coverage

Honorable Mention

Makenna Galui
& Ethan Cartwright

News Writing

Environmental, Health or Science

Honorable Mention

Camryn Smith & Colin Baker

News Photography

News/Feature Photo

Honorable Mention

Jayy Emery

News Photography

Photo Story

Honorable Mention

Olivia Adams, Jayy Emery & Elizabeth Cetnar

News Photography

Photo Story

Honorable Mention

Courtney Pullman

Yearbook

Feature Writing - Student Life

1st Place

Charlie Cousins

Yearbook

Organization Spread

1st Place

Claire Decker

Yearbook

Proud Parent Advertisements

1st Place

Grace Hartigan & Vita Simmons

Yearbook

Feature Presentation

1st Place

Jaclyn Duff

Yearbook

Opening and Closing

1st Place

Angel Augustitus-Bell
& Grace Hartigan

Yearbook

Division Page

1st Place

Angel Augustitus-Bell
& Grace Hartigan

Yearbook

Feature Writing - Student Life

2nd Place

Lexus May & Mikayla Dale

Yearbook

Organizations Writing

2nd Place

Evan Gray & Hannah Piasecki

Yearbook

Caption Writing

2nd Place

Staff

Yearbook

Student Life Spread

2nd Place

Bryce Deluca & Aleksa Dushaj

Yearbook

Colophon

2nd Place

Angel Augustitus-Bell

Yearbook

Endsheets

2nd Place

Angel Augustitus-Bell
& Grace Hartigan

Yearbook

Theme Development

2nd Place

Angel Augustitus-Bell
& Grace Hartigan

Yearbook

Sports Feature Writing

3rd Place

Zachary Essenmacher

Yearbook

Academic Writing

3rd Place

Zachary Essenmacher
& Tyler Martin

Yearbook

Business Advertisements

3rd Place

Vita Simmons

Yearbook

Cover

3rd Place

Angel Augustitus-Bell
& Grace Hartigan

Yearbook

Sports Feature Writing

Honorable Mention

Jaclyn Duff

Yearbook

Organizations Writing

Honorable Mention

Ava Hann & Brittany Stack

Yearbook

Personality Profile

Honorable Mention

Ava Hann

Yearbook

Personality Profile

Honorable Mention

Kaley Brenizer

Yearbook

Sidebar Coverage

Honorable Mention

Jaclyn Duff

Yearbook

Headline Writing

Honorable Mention

Hannah Piasecki, Alexa Reynolds, Madison Mosher & Claire Decker

Yearbook

Headline Writing

Honorable Mention

Dominick Cariera,
Christina Jameel
& Jordan Toma

Yearbook

Caption Writing

Honorable Mention

Staff

Yearbook

Sports Spread

Honorable Mention

Clare Feeman & Grace Hartigan

Yearbook

Academic Spread

Honorable Mention

Claire Decker

Yearbook

Organization Spread

Honorable Mention

Claire Decker

Yearbook

People Spread

Honorable Mention

Emily Ciraulo

Yearbook

Business Advertisements

Honorable Mention

Vita Simmons

Yearbook

Proud Parent Advertisements

Honorable Mention

Grace Hartigan & Vita Simmons

Yearbook

Graphics

Honorable Mention

Grace Hartigan

Yearbook

Graphics

Honorable Mention

Angel Augustitus-Bell

Yearbook

Sports Action Photo

Honorable Mention

Madison Mosher

Yearbook

Sports Feature Photo

Honorable Mention

Julia Emery

Yearbook

Portrait/Personality Photo

Honorable Mention

Grace Hartigan

Yearbook

Portrait/Personality Photo

Honorable Mention

Madison Mosher

Yearbook

Photo Illustration

Honorable Mention

Claire Decker

Yearbook

Academic Photo

Honorable Mention

Anthony Barbu

Yearbook

School Spirit Photo

Honorable Mention

Ryan Jorgensen

Yearbook

Index

Honorable Mention

Angel Augustitus-Bell
& Grace Hartigan