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IHSA Journalism Sectionals and State: A Pictorial

Results, FB Live video, photo gallery, Storify of social media document 2017 IHSA Journalism events

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The best student journalists in Illinois converged on the campus of Eastern Illinois University on April 28 to compete at IHSA Journalism State, just six days after seven sectional battles across the state.

What resulted was a tie for team champion, the first-ever top three placement for a downstate school, and cell phones filled with memories. Below, you’ll find:

  • Facebook Live video of the State awards ceremony (right)
  • State team results and link to sectional and individual winners
  • Photo gallery of opening ceremony and top three team winners
  • Storify of the #ihsaj2017 hashtag from Twitter
Team sweepstakes results
1 Naperville Central 20
1 Edwardsville 20
3 Downers Grove North 18
4 Huntley 16
4 Fremd 16
6 Chicago (Mother McAuley) 14
7 Oak Lawn 13
8 Homewood-Flossmoor 12
8 Downers Grove South 12
8 Mattoon 12
8 Evanston Twp. 12

For a full list of individual and team winners, at both the sectional and state level, click here.



Dr. Sally Renaud, chair of the Department of Journalism at Eastern Illinois University and IJEA Executive Director, welcomes students and advisers to IHSA Journalism State.


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IHSA Journalism Sectionals and State: A Pictorial