Lion newspaper lands awards at convention

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By Community Editor

Courtesy Jennifer Bialobok, LTHS

Lyons Township High School's student newspaper, Lion, accumulated an all-staff and several individual awards at the Northern Illinois Press Association (NSPA) convention in April.

Lion won the "Golden Eagle" trophy, signifying it as Best in Class for high school newspapers in northern Illinois. This is the 17th consecutive year the Lion has won this overall award.

NEWS:
"Community heals through fundraising" article, related to Kelli Joy O'Laughlin. Blue Ribbon, MaryCate Most, Senior, LaGrange Park

FEATURES:
"Better but not best" LGBT feature, Honorable Mention, Mary Clare Flaherty, Senior, LaGrange Park

INDIVIDUAL IN-DEPTH REPORTING:
"Backyard Chickens" news story, Honorable Mention, Elaine Smith, Junior, Western Springs

SPORTS:
"The Sole of LT athletes" article, Blue Ribbon, Tim Goldrick, Senior, Western Springs

GRAPHICS:
"Clash of the Candidates" infographic, Blue Ribbon, Katie Norton-Williams, Senior, LaGrange

REVIEW:
Review of Chicago food trucks, Blue Ribbon, Joe Halpin, Senior, LaGrange

AD DESIGN:
Silvermoon Salon ad, Blue Ribbon, Maggie O'Brien, Senior, Western Springs

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