ThreeSixty Journalism students were honored in the Minnesota Newspaper Association’s 2019-2020 Better Newspaper Contest.
Their stories were up against college and professional newspapers for separate categories. ThreeSixty high school students’ work is eligible to compete with college students’.
Evan Odegard, who is currently a junior at Nova Classical Academy, won second place for his sports story, Lee Leaps Toward Historic Moment. The judges commented, “Nice flow to this article and good use of quotes.
Ayo Olagbaju, ThreeSixty alumna and student at Howard University, won second place for her sports feature, Swimmers Synchronize Social Justice. The judges wrote, “A well-written feature about an interesting topic.”
Aaliyah Demry, ThreeSixty alumna and student at Minneapolis Community and Technical College, won second place for her column, My Hair, My History. Judges commented, “Strong and personal piece revealing what it is like for someone who does not look like others in the class.”
The Minnesota News Association also awarded ThreeSixty Journalism second place in general excellence on its September 2019 and Spring 2020 issues. The judges especially liked the Contributors page and felt it enabled a more personal connection between reader and story.
“The easy-to-read layout really draws the reader in, page after page,” judges wrote. “ThreeSixty delivers an exceptional product time and again!”