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In Brief (Mequon): June 5

June 4, 2014

Homestead newspaper receives top award

Homestead High School's student newspaper will win a $1,000 scholarship from the Wisconsin Newspaper Association.

The newspaper, which is called The Highlander, received a first place award in the General Excellence category of the WNA's High School Better Newspaper Contest for this school year. Each newspaper winning the General Excellence category will be awarded a $1,000 William E. Branen Scholarship during the WNA anual convention, to be held in early 2015. The Highlander, advised by Rachel Rauch, won the category of classroom-based publications with an enrollment of 500 or more.

In addition to winning the general excellence category, The Highlander also won a first place award in the feature writing category for Anna Kreynin's article, "Weighing pros and cons of youth sports," a second place award in general reporting category for Aaron Glazer's article "Paying for performance," and a second place award in the investigative reporting category for "Revealing the truth," by Sydney Benson and Brittany Emond.

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