WRITER: SARAH FASSBENDER
CONTACT: MARY GERAGHTY KENYON
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
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Release: Nov. 21, 2001
EDITORS: Receipt of this release indicates high school students from your
readership area attended the Iowa High School Press Association fall conference
at the University of Iowa.
Local journalism students attend statewide conference at UI
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Iowa High School Press Association (IHSPA) hosted
journalism students from across the state, including students from (HIGH SCHOOL
NAME) in (CITY), at its annual fall state conference. Held at the University
of Iowa on Oct. 17, the conference featured sessions focusing on developing
the skills of Iowa's high school journalists, some of the nation's best, according
to IHSPA director Vanessa Shelton.
Scott MacKay, a political reporter for the Providence (R.I.) Journal, gave
the keynote address, "Covering the Beat," and media representatives
and university and high school journalism teachers presented workshop sessions
on writing, editing, photography and management. An awards ceremony with student
photo, writing, web site and yearbook awards concluded the conference.
Deb Buttleman Malcolm received the Stratton Award in recognition of outstanding
service to journalism education. A newspaper and yearbook advisor at Davenport
Central High School, Malcolm developed an international journalism program
and summer journalism academy for elementary school students in the Davenport
school district. Student-staffed publications have received state and national
recognition under her instruction.
John Lawrence, principal at Columbus Junction Middle School, was also honored
for his support of the journalism program at Wilton Junior and Senior High
School while principal there last year. Lawrence supported student journalists
exercising their First Amendment rights and allocated funding to keep the
newspaper program equipped with appropriate technology.
Anne Haugland, yearbook advisor at Boone High School, was announced as the
recipient of the IHSPA Teacher of the Year award. She received the Vahl Award
named in honor of celebrated journalism teacher Rod Vahl of Davenport at the
regional IHSPA conference in Des Moines on Oct. 25.
Following are the students and advisors who attended the conference listed
according to city and high school:
BETTENDORF HIGH SCHOOL
Adviser: Nancy Emmerson
Students: Brian Braun, Stephanie Chess, James Ehrmann, Jack Gilbert, Vomero
Ikoba, Emily Kane, Anna Kluever, Megan Mintle, Melissa Mowder, Emily Norveisas,
Elspeth Petersen, Sheena Plamoottil, Ashley Simon, Kelly Welch, Elizabeth
Wilson, Olivia Wood.
KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL
Advisers: Gary Lindsay, Amy Ludens, Cindy Schneider
Students: Eryn Altoff, Jenny Bartels, Sasha Burnett, Eli Cochrane, Whitney
Glasford, Andy Hare, Sara Kobush, Kristi Muench, Maria Polton, Amber Raudabaugh,
Alex Reynolds, Cody West, Jenni White.
CENTERVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
Advisers: Jennifer Benz, Christine Pauley
Students: Michelea Baker, John Davenport, Crystal DeVries, Heather Easton,
Krystal Fowler, Tasha Fowler, Ginger Hindley, Scott Hoffman, Tiffany Johnson,
Kirby Jones, Sarah Jones, Staci Kaster, Haley Kepner, Joey Lenz, Billy Miller,
Tarah Moore, Annemarie Pozo, Kalina Radosevich, Chris Rouse, Brittany Sherrard,
Kelli Tracy, Amber Watts, Rachael Wilson.
CLINTON HIGH SCHOOL
Adviser: Marilee Lucke.
Students: Luisa Corpuz, Dan Cunningham, Heather Kimble, Abbie Lucke, Alex
Rahler, Sarah Sessser, AJ Vickers.
DAVENPORT CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
Adviser: Deb Buttleman Malcolm
Students: Ben Arp, Emily Baily, William Baresel, Lauren Berman, Noah Bieber,
Erika Binegar, Ashton Blanchard, Leah Carter, Racquel Cruz, Charlie Cunnick,
Mariah Cunnick, Brandt Dustimer, Manuel Garcia, Kory Griffin, Jason Held,
Alex Higdon, Jon Jarrell, Joe Jerome, Katie Knorovsky, Koby Lazenby, Craig
Leabhart, Nate Mata, Tereney McDowell, Vicky Mills, Brendan O'Connor, Cecillia
Radilla, Brandon Rayls, Lindsay Reynolds, Abby Rose, Christine Ruefer, Hannah
Schroder, Jessica Singer, Roxie Speth, Lindsay Tinnell, Megan Yapp, Adam Zelsdorf.
DAVENPORT NORTH HIGH SCHOOL
Adviser: Betty Christian
Students: Jamie Bockholt, Anh Duong, Nate Rasler.
DAVENPORT WEST HIGH SCHOOL
Adviser: Steve Lyle
Students: Ashley Atkins, Amanda Bourn, Jesse Codling, JoLee Cox, Marsha DeSmet,
Melanie Hanson, Aubrey Peeters, Jennifer Ripslinger, Nhan Truong.
CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
Adviser: Christine Gilroy
Students: Brooke Adams, Jessica Ashmead, Matthew Barnes, Ashley Baxter, Brittani
Bowman, Erin Dieckmann, Brooke Eganhouse, Valerie Ernst, Tiffany Evers, Melissa
Farrell, Brenna Gannon, Brandi Hemesath, Ashley Holst, Molly Hughes, Jeremy
Klendworth, Stephanie Marsh, Joshua McDonnell, Samantha Rathje, Amanda Schau,
Colby Storey, Timothy Strodtman, Chelsey Walker, Erin Zimmer.
DUBUQUE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Adviser: Robert Reiter
Students: Kristin Gassman, Brandy Herber, Amanda Kaiser, Abby Lampe, Jana
Scholtes, Laura Steinbeck, Rachel Zaccaro, Wendy Zopf.
WAHLERT HIGH SCHOOL
Adviser: Sandy Gaul
Students: Katie Bauer, Sarah Driscoll, Jeff Patch, Katie Pickel, Leslie Schroeder.
FAIRFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
Adviser: Ann Schaefer
Students: Andrew Gay, Megan Goudy, Ben Hanshaw, JoAnne Harris, Makenzie Horras,
FORT MADISON HIGH SCHOOL
Adviser: Bonnie Neyens
Students: Megan Beelman, Patrick Bohnenkamp, Ashlee Darley, Krystal Eisennicker,
Krystal Greene, Jaime Gully, Katie Harvey, Christina Hernandez, David Hirte,
Peter Jennings, Brandi Lopez, Jen Malatek, Jeremy Pace, Katharine Strickler,
Amanda West, Jessica Wilkerson.
CITY HIGH SCHOOL
Adviser: Jeff Morris
Students: Eliza Ahrens, Cassy Dunkhase, Ashley Eastlam, Alan Gelder, Alina
Haidri, Claire Irelan, Ben Patience, Phil Wiese.
WEST DELAWARE HIGH SCHOOL
Adviser: Helen Temeyer
Students: Julia Brown, Sarah Flannagan, Eric Hart, Marie Hauschild, Erin Hermsen,
Jessica Hoffmann, Jessica Johnson, David Karkow, Emily McCusker, Jena Petlon,
Julie Philipp, Morgan Putz, Megan Ryan, Kim Sadewasser, Janet Smith, Angie
Wessels, Michelle Wessels.
PCM HIGH SCHOOL
Adviser: Jacki Grier
Students: Brian Adams, Jill Blackledge, Eden Blythe, Ali Donahue, Dan Gathman,
Alexis Johnson, Lisa Keuning, Samantha Lagergren, Todd Lorensen, Kaylee Nearmyer,
Jamee Pendroy, Kate Smith, Trent Van Genderen, Gavin Wilson.
MUSCATINE HIGH SCHOOL
Adviser: Robin Fields
Students: Nika Aswegan, Erin Boulton, Kira Bruner, Courtney Canady, Alondra
Canizal, Tim Collins, Erin Franck, Ryan Gladwell, Sarah Jones, Megan Ledbetter,
Jacob Leibbrand, Steph Munday, Chelsea Oeter, Shasta Phelps, Stephen Post,
Natasha Shay, Leanna Shmelzer, Annie Shuppy, Josh Swinney, Julia Tucker, Claudi
Vela, Brittany Vestal, Marla Watterson, Dustin White, Jake White, Kelli Wilder.
NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL
Advisers: Jennifer Spalla, David Thurston
Students: Sabrina Ahmed, Rachelle Altenhofen, Dustin Baker, Cari Blatshford,
Kyle Bunker, Sean Carlock, Chelsea Ervin, Emily Frisbie, Ryan Gruber, Pat
Hindman, Isiah Jones, Alicia Moore, Brandon Ounkerson, Janelle Penny, Faith
Stier, Brendan Tabor, Audrey Wallway.
PELLA HIGH SCHOOL
Adviser: Ann Visser
Students: Jessica Grier, Diana Nguyen, Karrie Peterson, Allison Roush, Shelley
Vander Werff, Kristin Wares, Karen Williams.
PLEASANT VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
Advisers: Darren Erickson, Shawn Rice
Students: Maggie Bacon, Pooja Chitner, Carrie Claussen, Jimmy Craig, Jessica
Detwiler, Lindsey Diercks, Kelly Enstrom, Brandon Forber, Drew Larson, Derek
Paper, Rob Platt, Heidi Poleshaj.
NORTH CEDAR HIGH SCHOOL
Adviser: Karina Krall
Students: Joell Anderson, Sandra Capper, Katy Fiegen, Tara Flockhart, Kevin
Kirkpatrick, Jeff Kost, Jen Miller Meyer, Carol Simmons.
WAPELLO HIGH SCHOOL
Adviser: Greg Heckart
Students: Jodi Asher, Aren Cox, Megan Foor, Jessica Furlong, Chad Hinkle,
Jenny Hinkle, Amber Masterson.
WASHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
Adviser: Donna Manfull
Student Teacher: Annie Gable
Students: Stephanie Anderson, Kara Bruty, Mary Bump, Elizabeth Burns, Tony
Caldwell, Sarah Christensen, Jamie Crull, Clint Dalrymple, Jonathon Darby,
Brooke Epperly, Heather Hagist, Hillari Hoerschelman, Courtney Knupp, Austin
Mullikin, Diana Mullins, Ashley Rosien, Rachel See, Brooke Smith, Jade Stoutner,
WEST BRANCH HIGH SCHOOL
Adviser: Rachelle McCoy
Students: Chrissy Dingbaum, Anna Gilliam, Kara Krogh, Evan Lenton, Jessica
Liebergen, Amy McConnaha, Audrey Meador, Zak Newmann, Rachel Regennitter,
VJ Sanders, Josh Sims, Lisa Skriver, Chris Slach, Koreen Uhde, Beth Wellington.