The Iowa High School Press Association has named junior Payton Sherwood a “Top 10 Emerging Journalist”. She was selected from what IHSPA called “a very competitive” field of 39 students.
Sherwood will receive a certificate, a pin, and a $100 scholarship toward attending the Iowa Summer Journalism Workshops this summer.
Other schools who had a “Top 10” journalist included Des Moines East, Iowa City West, Johnston, and North Cedar.
Finalists from Hudson in the state-wide competition included: freshmen Jetta Colsch and Halle Haack as well as sophomores Abby Gaudian, Morgan Hansen, Tara Jochumsen, Klaire Krapfl, Sophie Selenke, and Jenna Twait.
This award was created to “acknowledge emerging talent” in student publications, what IHSPA considers “the backbone” of the future of student journalism. All nominees had to submit three samples of published work, a letter of recommendation, and a resumé.
caption: Photos of this year’s “Emerging Journalist” finalists and winner were taken by last year’s “Top 10 Emerging Journalist”, senior Abby Lashbrook. This is Hudson High School’s second year to have a student journalist be selected for this award.