The independent student media site of West Linn High School

wlhsNOW

The independent student media site of West Linn High School

wlhsNOW

The independent student media site of West Linn High School

wlhsNOW

Awards


2021-2022


2022 Spring JEA/NSPA National Convention, Los Angeles

  • Feature Writing
    • Honorable Mention: Helena Erdahl
  • Commentary Writing
    • Excellent: Karina Rower
  • News Editing/Headline/Current Events
    • Excellent: Lillian Gottschling
  • Broadcast Anchor
    • Honorable Mention: Kaelin Kehm
  • Literary Magazine: Photography
    • Excellent: Cooper Jordan
  • Newsmagazine, high school with 1,500+ students
    • 9th overall, The Amplifier
  • Website, high school with 1,500+ students

2022 Student Media Olympics 

  • News website
    • Excellent: wlhsNOW.com staff
  • Single issue, print
    • Honorable Mention: Winter 2021 Amplifier staff
  • News broadcast package
    • Best in Category: Max Parisio, Brad Gianella
  • Print infographic
    • Best in Category: Audrey Lippert
  • Inside page design
    • Best in Category: Myrtle Guarisco
  • Breaking news
    • Superior: Kaelyn Jones
  • Review
    • Best in Category: Lillian Gottschling

2020-2021


2021 Student Media Olympics 

  • News website
    • Honorable Mention: wlhsNOW.com staff
  • Single issue, print
    • Superior: Fall 2020 Amplifier staff
    • Excellent: Spring 2021 Amplifier staff
  • Magazine cover
    • Superior: Lillian Gottschling, Karina Rower
  • News broadcast package
    • Best in Category: The Breakdown staff
  • Review
    • Best in Category: Karina Rower

2019-2020


2019 Fall Media Day, University of Oregon

  • Broadcast:
    • The Breakdown, Best in Show
  • Online:
    • wlhsNOW.com, 2nd runner up

2020 Student Media Olympics 

  • News website
    • Superior: wlhsNOW.com staff

2018-2019


2018 Fall JEA/NSPA National Convention, Chicago

  • Kaleidoscope Arts & Literary Magazine – 8th place Best in Show
  • Newspaper Editing
    • Excellent: Philip Chan, West Linn High School
  • Themed Photo
    • Superior: Gigi Schweitzer, West Linn High School
  • Broadcast Anchor
    • Excellent: Cameron Massey, West Linn High School
  • Broadcast Package
    • Excellent: Nolan Lampson, West Linn High School

2017-2018


2017 Fall Press Day

  • Yearbook:
    • 3rd: Green & Gold – West Linn High School
  • Newscast:
  • Website:
  • Other
    • 2017 Excellence in Media Award
      • 3rd: West Linn High School (133 points)

2018 Spring JEA/NSPA National Convention, San Francisco

  • Newswriting
    • Excellent: Matilda Milner, West Linn High School
  • Editorial Writing
    • Honorable Mention: Philip Chan, West Linn High School
  • Yearbook Layout: Inside Pages
    • Honorable Mention: Gracie Cao, West Linn High School
  • Yearbook Cover/Endsheets
    • Honorable Mention: Emily Martin, West Linn High School
  • Graphic Design: Advertising
    • Excellent: Karly Durbin, West Linn High School
  • Themed Photo
    • Superior: Gigi Schweitzer, West Linn High School

2016-2017


2016 Student Media Olympics 

  • News Feature
    • Best of Category: Brooke McKelvey, West Linn High School
  • Reviews
    • Excellent: Julia Mogen, West Linn High School
  • Double Page Layout
    • Superior: Jack Draney, West Linn High School
    • Superior: Andi Casad, West Linn High School
    • Excellent: Jack Draney, West Linn High School
    • Honorable Mention: Isabella Cao, West Linn High School
  • Ad, set of 3
    • Best of Category: Noah Clark, West Linn High School
  • Human Interest Package
    • Best of Category: Kyle Swartz, West Linn High School

2016 Fall Press Day

  • BEST OF SHOW WINNERS
    • News Magazine:
      • 1st: Amplifier – West Linn High School
    • Yearbook:
      • 1st: Green & Gold – West Linn High School
    • Website:
  • ON-SITE WINNERS
    • Sports Writing:
      • 1st: Rameen Ali – West Linn High School
  • PHOTO
    • News:
      • Excellent: Madi Tatyrek – West Linn High School
      • Excellent: Madi Tatyrek – West Linn High School
    • Sports:
      • Honorable Mention: Emily Martin – West Linn High School
  • PODCAST/VIDEO
    • Feature:
      • Best of Category: Rory Cheevers, Harry Winsper, Hailey Owens – West Linn High School
      • Excellent: Andre Best, Ethan Loun, Micah Garrett – West Linn High School
      • Honorable Mention: Carson Steinbrenner, Evan Watson, Helene Brehl – West Linn High School
    • Human Interest:
      • Best of Category: Keaton Straub – West Linn High School
      • Excellent: Rory Cheevers, Harry Winsper, Hailey Owens – West Linn High Schoo
      • Excellent: Sarah Heiden – West Linn High School
    • News:
      • Best of Category: Liana Li, Keaton Straub, Sarah Heiden – West Linn High School
    • Sports:
      • Best of Category: Rory Bialostosky – West Linn High School

NSPA Convention Competition

  • Yearbook – Best of Show Award Sixth Place 

2015-2016


2016 Spring JEA/NSPA National Convention, Seattle

  • Editorial Writing
    • Excellent: Philip Chan, West Linn High School

CSPA Critique

  • Yearbook – Silver Medalist

NSPA Critique

  • Yearbook – First Class

2014-2015


2015 Spring JEA/NSPA National Convention, Denver

  • Newswriting
    • Honorable Mention: Brooke McKelvey, West Linn High School
  • Yearbook Copy/Caption: Sports
    • Excellent: Rameen Ali, West Linn High School
  • Yearbook Copy/Caption: Academics
    • Honorable Mention: Kate Walters, West Linn High School
  • Yearbook Copy/Caption: Student Life
    • Excellent: Isabella Cao, West Linn High School
  • On-Air Reporter
    • Excellent: Zach Steinberg, West Linn High School
  • Broadcast Newswriting
    • Excellent: Jake Nielson, West Linn High School
  • Videography
    • Honorable Mention: Noah Clark, West Linn High School

CSPA Critique

  • Yearbook – Silver Medalist

NSPA Convention Competition

  • Yearbook – Best of Show Award Ninth Place

NSPA Critique

  • Yearbook – All American

2013-2014


2014 Spring JEA/NSPA National Convention, San Diego

  • Feature Writing
    • Excellent: Emily Topping, West Linn High School
  • Sports Writing
    • Honorable Mention: Isabel Jolley, West Linn High School
  • Review Writing
    • Honorable Mention: Julia Mogen, West Linn High School
  • Yearbook Copy/Caption: Student Life
    • Honorable Mention: Jack Draney, West Linn High School
  • Yearbook Layout: Inside Pages
    • Superior: Micaela Goldschmidt, West Linn High School

CSPA Critique

  • Yearbook – Gold Medalist

NSPA Critique

  • Yearbook – First Class

2012-2013


NSPA Critique

  • Yearbook – First Class

2011-2012


NSPA Critique

  • Yearbook – All American

2010-2011


NSPA Critique

  • Yearbook – All American

2009-2010


NSPA Critique

  • Yearbook – All American
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