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Pelladium Staff Takes Home 22 Awards

Staff of the Pelladium, the monthly school newspaper from Pella High School, have been recognized with 22 awards from the Iowa High School Newspaper Association. The student journalists took eight first place awards, five second place awards, 4 third place awards and five honorable mentions. Palladium Advisor Ann Visser says she’s very proud of the work the students have done, and winning the most individual awards against school papers of all sizes from the state is a great honor.

First place went to Taylor Rennich in layout and design and news story;
Molly Neil, photography; Nick Dorman, sports story; Megan Card, personality
profile; Eric Moore, editorial cartoon; and, Nathan Kooker, editorial and

Second place: Dorman, sports story; Moore, editorial cartoon; Mitch
Shepperd, feature story; Card, editorial; Jessica Salpor, in-depth

Third place: Alex De Jong, feature photo; Eric Moore, columns; Card,
in-depth reporting; Micah Zeimetz, illustrations.

Honorable mentions: Jace Ver Steeg, news photo and sports photo; Maddy
Scholten, personality profile; Benji McElroy, column; Jacob Martin, feature