All-Mississippi & All-Publication Awards

All MS Honorees 

MSPA is proud to announce its 2021 class of All-Mississippi Honorees. Twenty-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 13 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: Muneebah Umar, MSMS

Orley Hood Award for Excellence in Sports Journalism: Luke Bowles, MSMS

At-large Honorees:

Sarah Buzzell, Tupelo HS

Maleigh Crespo, MS School of the Arts

Leah Clark, St. Joseph Catholic School

Jack Clements, St. Joseph Catholic School

Ellis Farese, Oxford HS

Stephanie Huynh, Gautier HS

Zoe Keyes, Madison Central HS

Jackson Lawrence, Madison Central HS

David Ramsey, Madison Central HS

Laura Renfroe, Pelahatchie HS

Nasia Thompson, Lafayette HS

All Publications Awards 


MSPA Technology Grant:

WINNER: Katrina Berry-Ivy — Tupelo HS


Scholastic Press Ally Award:

WINNER: Dr. Ryan Curry — Tupelo HS