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CHS students win state media awards


Corbin High School journalism and media students claimed several awards in this year's Kentucky High School Journalism Association (KHSJA) contest.

Possible categories include broadcast, newspaper, yearbook, and general excellence. Corbin placed in each category with several first place titles.

Students enter by sending in pieces of their work that will be judged and ultimately scored. Judges looked for qualities such as writing quality, research, topics, and the overall message of the work.

Students put in a lot of work throughout the year for these awards to be possible. They had to keep up with current events and perfect their skills in writing and broadcasting.

First place news writing winner, Chaylee Haggard said "I wrote my story on synthetic marijuana. I feel like it won because it's a real life issue in our community and was something close to home."

Many of the students who placed in the competition this year have competed and won in year past also.

Junior Caleb Dunn placed 2nd in radio broadcast this year and 1st last year. Dunn said 2nd in broadcast overall excellence is the highest Corbin has ever gotten in the competition category. 

The future looks promising for Corbin's journalism programs as students continue to take an interest in the field and prove their dedication and success.

In Newspaper junior Chaylee Haggard placed 1st in news writing, senior Caitlin Robinson placed 1st in feature writing, senior Taylor Moody placed 2nd in editorial cartoon, and Corbin placed 3rd in newspaper overall excellence.

In Broadcast senior Myranda Carpenter and junior Kaylee Overbey placed 1st in radio newscast, senior Blake Nash and junior Caleb Dunn placed 2nd in radio newscast, junior Kaylee Overbey and sophomore Dalton Brock placed 3rd in radio newscast, and Corbin placed 2nd in broadcast overall excellence.
 

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