The Red Ledger wins best website in Dallas Morning News competition


Brian Higgins

Seven journalism students from The Red Ledger staff attended the 23rd annual High School Journalism Day and Competition for The Dallas Morning News.

Liz Schasel, Editor-in-chief

The Dallas Morning News held its 23rd annual High School Journalism Day and Competition on Thursday, April 17. Seven students from The Red Ledger attended the event for the first time to participate in the activities which included workshops, lunch, a keynote speaker, and an awards ceremony.

More than 40 high schools from North Texas were in attendance on Thursday, with 1,115 entries submitted for the various competitions in 40 categories, judged by newsroom professionals at The News. The awards were divided according to the school of the publication’s enrollment size, with Class A for large schools (2,000 or more students) and Class B for small schools, the latter of which The Red Ledger falls under.

Competing in the competition for the first time, The Red Ledger managed to win Best Website in Class B. The Red Ledger staff was also awarded the Best Series or Project in Class B for its 14 Days Of Love Valentines series. Sports Editor Jessica Parrott was awarded Best Sports Reporting in Class B for her article “Flipping the field”. Staff Reporter Lauren Payne was awarded Finalist in the Sports Feature category for her article “The life of a football wife”. Editor-in-chief Liz Schasel was awarded Most Valuable Staffer.