2022 WJEA Spring Conference Winners


The following students won awards at the 2022 WJEA Spring Conference.



Superior Alex Levin Mercer Island
Excellent Alden Arnold Seattle Prep
Excellent Reilly Brundage Nathan Hale
Excellent Rachel Davis
Mountlake Terrace
Excellent Will He Inglemoor

Editorial Writing

Excellent Kate Grove Mercer Island
Honorable Mention Jakob Nacanaynay
Mountlake Terrace
Honorable Mention Jackie Su Inglemoor
Honorable Mention Lily Turner Nathan Hale

Newspaper/Newsmagazine Feature Writing

Excellent Una Cleary Nathan Hale
Honorable Mention Bella Blankenship-Miller Sedro-Woolley
Honorable Mention Paloma Hissong Seattle Prep
Honorable Mention Sandra Pedersen Mercer Island
Honorable Mention Mika Raring
Mountlake Terrace
Honorable Mention Klaira Zhang Inglemoor

Yearbook Feature Writing

Honorable Mention Casey Carpenter Mountlake Terrace

Sports Feature Writing

Excellent Alex Gardner Nathan Hale
Excellent Siqi Li Inglemoor
Honorable Mention Cecilia Negash
Mountlake Terrace
Honorable Mention Asha Woerner Mercer Island

Review Writing

Superior Max Hense Mercer Island
Excellent Mariam Kazmi Woodinville
Honorable Mention Claire Meng Inglemoor
Honorable Mention Darby O’Neill Shorewood

Editorial Cartooning

Superior Lena Hardisty Mercer Island
Superior Eliana Megargee Shorewood

Headline Writing/Editing

Superior Jordan Balousek Mercer Island
Honorable Mention Maggie O’Hara Mountlake Terrace

Newspaper/Newsmagazine Layout

Superior Jana Dimikj Inglemoor
Excellent Kate Grutz Shorewood
Honorable Mention Ava Tinder Seattle Prep

Yearbook Layout

Excellent Julia Cappio University Prep
Honorable Mention Allie Fey Inglemoor

Newspaper/Newsmagazine Feature Photo

Honorable Mention Samantha Pelter Mercer Island

Yearbook Feature Photo

Excellent Tom Fathi Ballard
Honorable Mention Mischa Gregory Mercer Island
Honorable Mention Emilyn Smith Inglemoor

Newspaper/Newsmagazine Sports Photo

Honorable Mention Caroline Erdey
Mountlake Terrace
Honorable Mention Ava Jones Inglemoor
Honorable Mention Brooks Kahsai Mercer Island

Yearbook Sports Photo

Superior Isaiah Hoagland Auburn
Superior Kayla Tran Inglemoor
Excellent Piper Pokorny Mercer Island
Honorable Mention Emmalee Harmon Mountlake Terrace

News Website

Excellent Seattle Prep
Excellent Shorewood
Excellent Mercer Island