2018 Student Division Winners

 STUDENT DIVISION
Student Division – Radio

Radio – General Excellence in Student Coverage
First Place
Kenia Alonzo
Generation Justice
Organizing for Net Neutrality

Student Division – TV

TV – Best Feature Story
First Place
Adriana De Alba
Cronkite News
Veterinary Science

Second Place
Katie Bieri
Cronkite News
Border Wall

Third Place
Lydia Fielder
UATV
Inspire Choir

TV – Best News Story
First Place
Kaitlyn Boysel
U-Central
Indigenous Peoples Day

No second or third place awarded.

Student Division – Print / Online

Print / Online – Best Editorial
First Place
Robin Maxkii
Chronicle of Higher Education
Why I Attended Tribal College

Second Place
Amanda Smith
Haskell Indian Leader
Cultural Imperialism

Third Place
Hunter Holtulke
Haskell Indian Leader
Are you getting your money’s worth at Thorpe?

Print / Online – Best Sports Photo
First Place
Reid Williams
Haskell Indian Leader
Haskell Athletics Recognized Six Seniors on the Women’s Basketball team

Second Place
Reid Williams
Haskell Indian Leader
The Haskell Men’s Basketball Team

Print / Online – Best Sports Story
First Place
Dekota Gregory
The O’Colly
Letter from Magic

Second Place
Jarrette Werk
First Nation’s Focus
Nevada Wolfpack’s Tahnee Robinson continues to change the game of basketball

Third Place
Haley Lewis and Sarah Reed
CBC
When you pick up your stick, you’re picking up history

Print / Online – Best Feature Photo
First Place
Jarrette Werk
First Nation’s Focus
Teresa Melendez, of Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, dances

Second Place
Reid Williams,
Haskell Indian Leader
T. Sequoyah

Third Place
Damon Peak
Haskell Indian Leader
Smokey McKinney

Print / Online – Best Feature Story
First Place
Dekota Gregory
Tulsa World
Birthplace of legends: Hutcherson Branch YMCA served as foundation for North Tulsa athletes

Second Place
Lauren Kaljur and Macee Beheler
Carnegie-Knight News21
Native American tribes fight for clean water and more money

Third Place
Taylor Notah
Cronkite News
Navajo school instills resilience in Diné youth through language continuance efforts

Honorable Mention
Kayla Bointy
Haskell Indian Leader
Ghostly figure seen at Curtis Hall

Print / Online – Best News Photo
First Place
Tailyr Irvine
Dallas Morning News
Frida Kahlo record

Second Place
Diamond Williams
Haskell Indian Leader
Haskell graduate walks into Coffin Complex

Print / Online – Best News Story
First Place
Isaac Windes
Cronkite News
Advocates worry FCC changes to Lifeline could hit Indian Country hard

Second Place
Lily Altavena
Cronkite News
Hopi High hires investigators to examine special education

Third Place
Tanner Stechnij
Cronkite News
Hopi to elect new leaders as planned plant closure threatens tribe’s financial future

Honorable Mention
Jarrette Werk
First Nation’s Focus
Pyramid Lake Summer Cultural Day Camp teaches Paiute language to children

General Excellence in Student Coverage
First Place
Reporting in Indigenous Communities
University of British Columbia

Second Place
Cronkite News
Arizona State University

Third Place
Haskell Indian Leader
Haskell Indian Nations University