Northwest Scholastic Press

Journalist Of the Year

The 2013 Oregon High School Journalist of the Year will be awarded the Alyce Sheetz Memorial Scholarship for $1,000. The runner-up will receive $500.

• To be eligible for the award, applicants MUST:
– Be a student of an OJEA member adviser
– Have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
– Have participated in high school journalism for at least two years
– Be a graduating high school senior
– Submit a portfolio, received by the State Director by February 15, 2012

•The portfolio should be submitted in a three-ring binder and must include:
– Application materials (not to exceed 10 total pages)
– The official entry form which can be downloaded from
– A self-analytical evaluation of your “journalistic life,” using your most creative form.
– A photo of you doing something journalistic. This photo may appear in OJEA, NWSP and JEA publications AND websites.
– An official copy of your transcript

• Entry Materials (not to exceed 46 one-sided or 23 two-sided pages)
– Three to four letters of recommendation from people who know your leadership and journalistic abilities. One each from your adviser and principal are suggested.
– A cross-section of your work which illustrates diverse journalistic experiences.
– At least one issue of your newspaper or magazine or photocopies of relevant spreads from your yearbook (not the entire book) should be enclosed so the judges can see the context of your work.
One audio or video tape (CD, DVD, Mini DV) should accompany an entry that focuses on broadcast work. Time is limited to 15 minutes.
– Please label and date all material.
– Applicants are encouraged to take pride in the appearance of their entry by printing labels and using plastic sheets.

Portfolios should be mailed to the Oregon State JEA Director J.D. McIntire at 13115 SW Park Way, Portland, Oregon, 97225.

If you want your portfolio returned, enclose a self addressed, padded envelope bearing enough postage to cover the cost of mailing. Questions can be directed to McIntire at [email protected]

2013 Oregon 

High School Journalist of the Year

The Oregon High School Journalist of the Year is co-sponsored by the Oregon Journalism Education Association and Northwest Scholastic Press Association. The winner of the Oregon competition will automatically be entered in the National Journalist of the Year sponsored by the national Journalism Education Association. For this reason, applicants for the Oregon award should go to the website and download the entry form as well as read the requirements and tips listed there.


2012 – Olivia Moore – Lakeridge High School
2011 – Sarah Moreau – South Albany High School
2010 – Spencer Adrian – Sandy High School
2009 –
2008 – Sarah Allen – Century High School
2007 – Tiffany Fegel – Sandy High School
2006 – Emily Smith – Gresham High School
2005: Lindsay Schnell, Sandy High School
2003: Yuxing Zheng, South Albany High School
2002: Gretchen Krugel, Roseburg High School
2000: Anna Studenny, Gresham High School
1998: Emily Gust, Central Catholic High School
1986: Cliff Pfenning, Benson High School

Journalist Of the Year