Nolan DeGarlais, Editor in Chief of the Mountlake Terrace Hawkeye, was named WJEA’s 2020 Journalist of the Year.
Annie Green, the selection committee chair, surprised DeGarlais at an award presentation during a school staff meeting on Friday, March 13. DeGarlais will receive the Robin Morris Scholarship of $2000 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.