Washington’s student Journalist of the Year is Nolan DeGarlais, Editor in Chief of the Mountlake Terrace Hawkeye.

He was congratulated by Annie Green, WJEA Journalist of the Year selection committee chair, at a surprise award presentation during a school staff meeting on March 13.

DeGarlais will receive the Robin Morris Scholarship of $2,000 from WJEA and will now be considered at the national level for the JEA Journalist of the Year Award.

This is the second year in a row the Washington Journalist of the Year has been from Mountlake Terrace. Outgoing J.O.Y. winner, Annika Prom, placed in the top six at the national level last year. Prom now attends the University of Washington.

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