The University Interscholastic League hosts several academic contests, including the annual Interscholastic League Press Conference (ILPC) Convention held at the University of Texas-Austin.
Each year, the ILPC presents awards to student journalists and programs in order to promote high standards of journalistic excellence. The goal of the ILPC is to emphasize journalistic integrity of student publications while maintaining the student press as an instrument published by students, for students and containing news of student activities.
This year, several Frisco ISD students won Individual Achievement Awards for their work in Online Newspapers, Broadcasts and Yearbooks.
For the Individual Achievement Awards, students submitted entries ranging from news writing to sports photography to yearbook theme development.
The competition was keen, and the champions listed below represent the state's finest in scholastic journalism. Congratulations to these students and their incredible teachers:
Online Newspaper Individual Achievement Awards
Broadcast Individual Achievement Awards
General News Story
General News Writing
1st place - Cooper Ragle (Liberty)
2nd place - Chasity Samples (Heritage)
3rd place - Carter Sutton (Reedy)
General Feature Writing
General Sports Writing
General Sports Story
1st place - Chioma Agbor (Heritage)
2nd place - Alysen Rose (Heritage)
3rd place - Josh Rajunov, Caleb Stovall, Ryan Yarbrough (Wakeland)
Sports Feature Story
Anchor Team Presentation
Individual On-Air Talent
Current Yearbook Individual Achievement Awards
Current Yearbook Student Life-Focused Spread
Current Yearbook Blended Coverage Spread
Current Yearbook Story
Online Newspaper Editorial Writing