The Marquee wins big at national competition

The Marquee won five National Scholastic Press Association’s Individual awards contest, announced on Nov. 13. The stories chosen were out of the top ten in the nation for each category.

Editor-in-chief Sophia Craig won honorable mention for her sports story “Reaching for the rings” about Sydney Barros, a local elite gymnast. Sports editor Hyunsung Na won fifth place for sports story “Ball in a new court” featuring basketball coach James Singleton and his NBA career.

Madi Olivier, editor-in-chief of The Marquee for the 2020-2021 school year, picked up first place feature story for “Miles for miles” about athletic trainer Cade Ogilvie’s journey through an Ironman triathalon. Olivier also picked up honorable mention social justice reporting for “Bisexual student dates while closeted from parents.” In addition, the staff editorial “Drug testing isnt the best option for students” won second place.

“I spent a lot of time on my story, and I got a lot of help on it, from Madi, from Samantha Thornfelt,” Na said. “I think the appreciation for the smaller details was why I won the award.”