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Lemont’s Peyton Jay, Emily Krivograd reach IHSA Journalism State Finals

4/26/2018

Seniors Peyton Jay (left) and Emily Krivograd placed among the top three in their categories to earn berths to the 2018 IHSA Journalism State Finals. Both will compete in the state finals for the first time.

Thanks to their efforts in sectional competition, two Lemont High School students have advanced to compete at the 2018 IHSA Journalism State Finals, which will be contested on the campus of Eastern Illinois University on Friday, April 27. Seniors Peyton Jay and Emily Krivograd each placed among the top three in their respective events to earn state finals berths.

Jay placed third in Editorial Writing, while Krivograd was third in Feature Writing. They were part of a Lemont contingent that combined for five top-six finishes at the IHSA Naperville Central Sectional on April 21. This marks the ninth straight season that Lemont will send multiple students to the state finals.

Lemont’s Journalism advisor is Susan Szafranski, and its head Yearbook sponsor is Cara Forde.

The IHSA Journalism State Finals includes contests in 17 newspaper- and yearbook related categories, with students being asked to meet a different challenge in each competition. The top three finishers in each category from seven IHSA Sectionals advance to compete at the IHSA State Finals.

IHSA Journalism Web site

Lemont has advanced qualifiers to the IHSA Journalism State Finals ten consecutive years, which included a school-record seven qualifiers in 2014. Charmaine Balisalisa ‘12 (2012; Info Graphics) and Heather Miller ‘17 (2016; Editorial Writing) are the only state champions in the program’s history. Miller, who also placed sixth in Advertising in 2017, is the only Lemont to earn multiple state medals in the same year. David Timm ‘10 (2010; 4th - Headline Writing), Madeleine George ‘12 (2012; 4th - Feature Photography), Laura Harding ‘13 (2013; 3rd - Editorial Writing), Kristin Washagan ‘15 (2014; 5th - Feature Writing) and Reanna Comiso ‘16 (2016; 4th - Feature Writing) also have placed in their categories in state finals competition.

For more information, contact Director of School and Community Relations Tony Hamilton at (630) 243-3280.
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