Not to toot our own horn…


Journalism advisor Terry Pitkin with this year's seniors.

As student journalist our job is to share our readers’ stories during the year. Essentially that means seldom telling our own.

But on Tuesday, April 23, the journalism stu- dents became the story.

At approximately 2:45 central time in Suite B of the Lifelong Learning Center on the campus
of Northeastern Community College in Norfolk, Scottsbluff as the Class B state journalism champi- ons.

The announcement set off a raucous celebration among the Scottsbluff delegation.

It capped a day of competition that saw twenty- three SHS students claim medals in 22 different categories in newspaper, yearbook and video broadcasting.

It was the school’s first state journalism title

since 2009 and fifth since 2001.
The competition produced four first place

finishes. Those students included work by seniors Nathan Cantor, Anna McDaniel, Ben Vidlak, Kaya Vonburg and juniors Sydney Hinze and Kaylee Weinmaster.

For a school that consistently produces excellence in sports, the journalism champi- onship is clear evidence that plenty of good things are happening academically as well. Hats off to Video Broadcast Instructor Wayne Lemoine and Journalism Adviser Terry Pitkin for their work with students throughout the year.

Although good journalists never want to be story, this is one story we are willing to make an exception for…well done future journalists!