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My Jag News Places In Top Ten in Best in Show Contest


Johnson Jaguar Journalism


My Jag News, the student news site and the media program of Johnson HIgh School, recently attended their fall national convention and placed in the top ten of the annual Best in Show contest with their scholastic news website. 


This year's fall convention, hosted jointly by the Journalism Education Association and the National Scholastic Press Association, was held in November in Boston and welcomed thousands of student journalists from all over the country to participate in the workshops and contests.


A total of 21 Johnson journalism students attended the convention and also picked up a handful of individual awards in writing, photography and design contests.


While My Jag News has been recognized previously by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association and the Interscholastic League Press Conference, this was the site's first year to place in the Best of Show contest at their national convention. In the large school division they were ranked eighth this year.


The Johnson Journalism program is directed by adviser Velisa Jewett. You can visit their award winning site at



Posted on December 6, 2013