Sports Journalism Contest Winners!

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The Sacramento Bee’s NIE program and the Sacramento Kings are pleased to announce the winners of the Great Create Sports Journalism Contest!

We challenged middle and high school students to show us they have what it takes to be a great sports journalist by either creating a video or writing an essay on the assignment: “Investigate and report on how athletes at your school or in your neighborhood are inspired by professional athletes.”

Here are the winners — and don’t forget to check out the finalists creative and informative videos and essays:

FINALISTS
Video Finalists

Mai-Thanh Nguyen & Bella Silva, 8th Grade
Winston Churchill Middle School, Carmichael
Teacher: Mr. Jeff Darrow
View video here

Sarah Murphy & Savannah Hill, 11th Grade
Whitney High School, Rocklin
Teacher: Mr. Ben Barnholdt
View video here

 

Essay Finalists

Lauren Henkens, 8th Grade
Katherine L. Albiani Middle School, Elk Grove
Teacher: Ms. Christina Hills
View essay here

Chialia Yang, 9th Grade
Florin High School, Sacramento
Teacher: Ms. Rachelle Bascom
View essay here

Ciara Kate Sanico, 11th Grade
Florin High School, Sacramento
Teacher: Ms. Rachelle Bascom
View essay here

Chloe Parker, 12th Grade
Center High School, Antelope
Mrs. Amy Chaney & Mr. Vernon Bisho
View essay here

 

SEMI-FINALISTS
Video Semi-Finalists

Simraj Singh, 11th Grade
Whitney High School, Rocklin
Teacher: Mr. Ben Barnholdt

Patrick Vang, 11th Grade
Florin High School, Sacramento
Teacher: Ms. Rachelle Bascom

Alyssa Young & Kat Buisson, 12th Grade
Whitney High School, Rocklin
Teacher: Mr. Ben Barnholdt

Sydney Brandt & Kayla Daughters, 12th Grade
Whitney High School, Rocklin
Teacher: Mr. Ben Barnholdt

 

Essay Semi-Finalists

Yoey Knighton, 10th Grade
Rosemont High School, Sacramento
Teacher: Mr. Peter Vidovich

Carol Xiong, 10th Grade
Florin High School, Sacramento
Teacher: Ms. Rachelle Bascom

Andrew Conway, 10th Grade
Florin High School, Sacramento
Teacher: Ms. Rachelle Bascom

Poornima Nanglu, 10th Grade
Florin High School, Sacramento
Teacher: Ms. Rachelle Bascom

Lucca Justus, 11th Grade
Center High School, Antelope
Teacher: Mr. Vernon Bisho

Care Lee, 11th Grade
Florin High School, Sacramento
Teacher: Ms. Rachelle Bascom

Gabriel Ionica, 11th Grade
Center High School, Antelope
Teacher: Mr. Vernon Bisho

 

Congratulations to all!

And a big thank you to all students and teachers that participated!

 

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