FPS Journalism Shines at State Convention
FPS Journalism Shines at State Convention
Posted on 04/27/2017
ASPA WinnersFPS journalism students performed very well at the 2017 Arkansas Scholastic Press Association Convention in Hot Springs, including four All Arkansas Awards, which is the highest award given. Here’s a list of the top performers:

FHS Film:

  • All-Arkansas Award
  • Alan Vinson: Film Editor of the Year
  • Tyler Kelly: Film Producer of the Year
  • Atiana Manriquez: Film Director and Film Screen Writer of the Year. She also won the ASPA Scholarship.
  • Andrew Trice: 1st Winner-up Film Cinematographer of the Year
  • Lesley Allen: Adviser of the Year


  • All-Arkansas Award
  • Best of ASPA - Monthly Magazine Show -Breaking the Leash
  • Best of ASPA - Animation/Stop Motion - Will Hadley
  • Superior - General Excellence - FHS TV
  • Superior - Daily News Program – Staff
  • 1st Place - Broadcast Journalist of the Year - Parker Hays
  • 1st Place - Broadcast Producer of the Year - Sydney Winburn
  • 2nd Place - Broadcast On-Air Talent of the Year - Sydney Mulvenon
  • 3rd Place - Broadcast Video Editor of the Year - Caroline McCone
  • 3rd Place - Broadcast Producer of the Year - Sara Gardner
  • 1st Place - Broadcast News Writing - Sydney Winburn
  • 1st Place - Broadcast Stand-Up - Sara Gardner and Reed Efird
  • 1st Place - Broadcast Anchor Challenge - Sydney Mulvenon
  • 1st Place - Broadcast News Challenge - Alli Smith and Lillian Adams
  • 2nd Place - Broadcast Stand-Up - Kate Castleman and Jackson Beaulieu
  • 2nd Place - Promotional Video - Carter Gray
  • 2nd Place - Sports Challenge - Kyriandra McCarthy, Sky Becerra, and Kate Harmon
  • Bryan Allen: Adviser of the Year

FHS Amethyst Yearbook

  • All Arkansas Award

FHS Connotations literary magazine

  • All-Arkansas Award
  • Darcy Olmstead: Literary Magazine writer of the year
  • Sophie Harris and David Freeman: runners-up for Literary Magazine Editors of the Year.
  • Saoirse Disney-McKeethen: Third place Literary Magazine Writer of the year
  • Sophie Harris: 1st Place, Poetry on-site competition

FHS Register Newspaper

  • Newspaper Personality Profile
  • Laney Hoggat (Soph)
  • Newspaper Review
  • Brianna Duncan (Sr.)
  • On-Site Competition Award Winners
  • Newspaper Feature Story – 1st Place: Sousan Rawwagah
  • Newspaper Cartooning – 1st Place: Medina Karriem
  • Newspaper Design – 2nd Place: Kennedy Barker
  • Newspaper Sports Writing – 3rd Place: Cypress Oury
  • Writer of the Year – 2nd Runner-Up: Sousan Rawwagah
  • Online Newspaper – Excellent (2nd place): Register Staff
  • Online newspaper multimedia package – Superior: Leyton Deertz and Kenzie Shepherd
  • Newspaper News Story – Superior: Sousan Rawwagah
  • Newspaper Feature Story – Superior Sousan Rawwagah
  • Newspaper Editorial – Superior: Elizabeth Atchison
  • Newspaper Personality Profile – Superior: Laney Hoggat
  • Newspaper Column – Superior: Sousan Rawwagah
  • Newspaper Sports Story – Superior: Cypress Oury
  • Newspaper Sports Feature – Superior: Ani’yah Beasley
  • Newspaper Information Graphic – Superior: Sousan Rawwagah
  • Newspaper Review – Superior: Brianna Duncan
  • Newspaper Editorial Cartoon – Excellent: Medina Karriem
  • Online newspaper design – Excellent: Register Staff
  • Feature section design – Excellent: Register Staff
  • Interactive Graphic – Honorable Mention: Register Staff
  • Sports Feature Photo – Honorable Mention; Betsy Linn

Woodland Yearbook:

  • Frances Mathis: Superior in Yearbook Sports Layout
  • Anna Trumbo: Superior in Yearbook People Layout
  • Marleigh Hayes: Superior in Yearbook People Layout
  • Anna Trumbo: Superior in Yearbook Sports Photograph
  • Tillie Lefforge: Superior in Yearbook Academic Photograph
  • Ella Moss: Excellent in Yearbook Special Coverage
  • Alyssa Smith: Excellent in Yearbook Club Photograph
  • Hanna Louth: Excellent in Yearbook Student Life Photograph
  • Kate Gosnell: Honorable Mention in Yearbook Advertising Layout
  • Hanna Louth: Honorable Mention in Yearbook Advertising Layout
  • The 2015-16 Woodland Yearbook: Overall Excellent Rating.
  • Bella Kieklak: 2nd Runner-Up in Junior High Photojournalist of the Year
  • Tillie Lefforge: 2017 Arkansas Junior High Photojournalist of the Year