All-Mississippi & All-Publication Awards

All MS Honorees 

MSPA is proud to announce its 2020 class of All-Mississippi Honorees. Thirty-four students from across the state compiled online portfolios of their finest works from a variety of journalistic areas and submitted them for statewide evaluation. From those submissions, a multi-state team of judges selected 12 students as being a cut above the rest, representing the absolute finest examples of high school journalists currently enrolled in Mississippi high schools. The cohort is headlined by the Mississippi High School Journalist of the Year and the Orley Hood sports journalist of the year.

MS High School Journalist of the Year: Gina Nguyen, Mississippi School for Math & Science

Orley Hood Award for Excellence in Sports Journalism: Joe Pearson, Saint Joseph Catholic School

At-large Honorees:

John Baladi, Saint Joseph Catholic School
Edward Brown, Oxford HS
Emma Harrington, Madison Central HS
Avery Hughes, Lewisburg HS
Grace Logan, Oxford HS
Kathryne Moss, Hartfield Academy
Karina Patel, Oxford HS
Laura Renfroe, Pelahatchie HS
Cameron Thomas, Mississippi School for Math & Science
Alden Wiygul, Mississippi School for Math & Science


All Publications Awards 

Best Social Media Presence Winner: Patriot Vision — Lewisburg HS


Eye of the Tiger — Hernando HS

The Vision — Mississippi School for Math & Science

The Charger Online — Oxford HS

Golden Wave Media — Tupelo HS 


Best Integrated Marketing Campaign Winner: Patriot Vision — Lewisburg HS


Scholastic Press Ally Award: Dr. Heath Stevens — Mississippi School for Math & Science


Beth Fitts UM Scholarship: Kyion White — Tupelo HS


Turner Catledge MSU Scholarship: NO APPLICANTS


USM Comm Scholarship: NO APPLICANTS