Illinois JEA

2015 All-State Journalism Team (2014-15 school year)

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2015 ALL-STATE JOURNALISM TEAM

Gabrielle Cano
Webmaster
The Kaneland Krier news site
Page editor
The Kaneland Krier newspaper
Kaneland High School
Adviser: Kimberly Reese

Jess Clavero
Editor-in-chief
The Chieftain yearbook
Design editor
The Voice print and online news publications
Huntley High School
Adviser: Dennis Brown

Michael Glick
Editor-in-chief
U-High Midway newspaper
University of Chicago Laboratory High School
Adviser: Wayne Brasler, Logan Aimone

Rachel Krusenoski
Editor-in-chief
The Omega newspaper
Downers Grove North High School
Adviser: Elizabeth Levin

Kaitlyn Morrill
Editor-in-chief
Montage yearbook
Elk Grove High School
Adviser: Lisa Martineau

Isabella Murray
Editorial board member
The Correspondent newspaper
John Hersey High School
Adviser: Janet Levin

Isabel Rich
Editor-in-chief
The North View newspaper
Belvidere North High School
Adviser: John Paddock

Ellen Siefke
Editor-in-chief
The Prospector newspaper
Prospect High School
Adviser: Jason Block

Elizabeth Youshaei
Sports editor
Deerprints newspaper
Deerfield High School
Adviser: Brett Schwartz

The IJEA and Illinois Press Foundation recognized the achievements of some of the state's top high school journalists with an awards luncheon Saturday in Springfield at the offices of The State Journal-Register. Honored were Illinois Journalist of the Year Ashley Yong and members of the IJEA All-State Journalism Team. Not all honorees were able to attend the event. From left: Isabel Rich, Belvidere North High School; Ashley Yong, Hinsdale South High School; Isabella Murray, John Hersey High School; Rachel Krusenoski, Downers Grove North High School; Kaitlyn Morrill, Elk Grove High School; Gabrielle Cano, Kaneland High School.

Photo by Dave Porreca
The IJEA and Illinois Press Foundation recognized the achievements of some of the state’s top high school journalists with an awards luncheon Saturday in Springfield at the offices of The State Journal-Register. Honored were Illinois Journalist of the Year Ashley Yong and members of the IJEA All-State Journalism Team. Not all honorees were able to attend the event. From left: Isabel Rich, Belvidere North High School; Ashley Yong, Hinsdale South High School; Isabella Murray, John Hersey High School; Rachel Krusenoski, Downers Grove North High School; Kaitlyn Morrill, Elk Grove High School; Gabrielle Cano, Kaneland High School.

MEET THE TEAM

Gabrielle Cano, Kaneland High School (Maple Park, Kane County), Kimberly Reese, adviser. As webmaster of Kaneland’s student news site, The Kaneland Krier, Cano works as both web designer and online editor of stories and projects.

Jess Clavero, Huntley High School (McHenry County), Dennis Brown, adviser. A triple threat, Clavero is design editor of the print and online versions of Huntley’s student news publication, The Voice, and she is editor-in-chief of Huntley’s yearbook, The Chieftain. She won third place in yearbook layout: double-page spread at the 2015 IHSA journalism state final, which took place Friday at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.

Michael Glick, University of Chicago Laboratory High School (Cook County), Wayne Brasler/Logan Aimone, advisers. As editor-in-chief of the U-High Midway student newspaper, Glick has primary responsibility for the publication’s content and overall direction. Not only is Glick a leader of his peers, but since January he has helped new adviser Logan Aimone make the transition as successor to scholastic journalism legend Wayne Brasler.

Rachel Krusenoski, Downers Grove North High School (Downers Grove, DuPage County), Elizabeth Levin, adviser. As editor-in-chief of her school’s student newspaper, The Omega, Krusenoski is spokesperson for the editorial staff and creative leader of the publication. She designs the front page, oversees staff assignments, writes headlines, attends all copy deadline nights, casts deciding votes, ensures the accuracy of the paper, posts social media and teaches news staff. She also won third place in feature writing at the 2015 IHSA journalism state final.

Kaitlyn Morrill, Elk Grove High School (Elk Grove Village, Cook County), Lisa Martineau, adviser. Morrill is editor-in-chief of her school’s yearbook, Montage. She has a hand in almost every aspect of the production, from publicity and fundraising to copywriting, photography, page/spread/cover design and final editing. She won fourth place in yearbook caption writing at the 2015 IHSA journalism state final.

Isabella Murray, John Hersey High School (Arlington Heights, Cook County), Janet Levin, adviser. As an executive board member of her school’s student newspaper, The Correspondent, Murray oversees sections, switches off as editor-in-chief, leads small groups and designs pages.

Isabel Rich, Belvidere North High School (Belvidere, Boone County), John Paddock, adviser. Rich is editor-in-chief of Belvidere North’s newspaper, The North View. Like her teammate Michael Glick of U-High Chicago, Rich not only leads her peers but has assisted with the transition to a new adviser. In her case, she helped John Paddock as he succeeded Mike Doyle, who retired at the end of the 2013-14 school year.

Ellen Siefke, Prospect High School (Mount Prospect, Cook County), Jason Block, adviser. As editor-in-chief of her school’s student newspaper, The Prospector, Siefke runs staff meetings, checks in and brainstorms with staffers, and helps them with interviews, page designs and other pressing matters. She also writes stories, columns and profiles.

Elizabeth Youshaei, Deerfield High School (Lake County), Brett Schwartz, adviser. As sports editor of the Deerprints student newspaper, Youshaei manages and edits the sports section and also contributes to general editorial and leadership decisions.

NOTE: Also honored in 2015, but separate from the All-State Team: 2015 Illinois Journalist of the Year Ashley Yong of Hinsdale South High School (Darien, DuPage County), and her adviser, Jim Kelly. The IJOY runner-up, All-State selectee Michael Glick of U-High Chicago, was also recognized.

Official site of the Illinois Journalism Education Association, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston
2015 All-State Journalism Team (2014-15 school year)