On Friday, April 26 I participated in the 2013 IHSA Journalism State Finals competition in the copy editing division at Eastern Illinois University. In a field of 21 competitors, I won first place. McAuley’s newspaper, Inscape, placed 8th overall among the 69 high school newspapers represented at the state finals. I qualified for the state finals based on the sectionals copy editing competition held Saturday, April 20 at Moraine Valley Community College, where I also won first place.
These are the medals won by McAuley’s Inscape staff. My first-place copy editing medal is in the middle.