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Twelve Journalism Students Headed to State

Twelve Saint Francis journalism students earned a total of 18 placements awards at regional contest and are going to state competition the first weekend of May in Lawrence at KU's campus. 

Madison Tice placed second in both news page design and copy editing. 

Jake Faulkender earned second place in photo illustration and honorable mention in editorial cartoon.

EmmaLee Archuleta won second place in yearbook theme and graphics.

Jessica Confer took home first place in yearbook copywriting, and honorable mention in yearbook theme and graphics.

Joslyn Ketzner received honorable mention in headline writing and design.

Teagan Landenberger earned third place in editorial writing and honorable mention in infographics.

Echoe Lennox placed second in sports photography.

Karly Bandel earned honorable mention in academics photography.

Cassidy Busse won second place in editorial writing, honorable mention in academics photography, and honorable mention in sports writing.

Audrey Meyer earned honorable mention in feature writing.

Taighe Weeter received honorable mention in editorial cartoon.

Adam Krien placed honorable mention in sports writing.

Junior Echoe Lennox, editor in chief, said she is looking forward to the trip for state contest. "I really like the quality time with my fellow yearbook members as well as my adviser so I'm pretty excited about going to state, but mostly just for the quality time," Lennox said. 

Junior EmmaLee Archuleta said she hasn't qualified every year she's been in journalism but is excited she qualified this year. "It's pretty exciting to place at state and this year I'm looking forward to bring another state placement home," Archuleta said. 

Senior Jake Faulkender has qualified for state every year of his high school career and is excited to qualify again. "It has been fun going the last few years, but I'm glad to be going my senior year -- to leave on a high note." 

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