The Lindale High School journalism team continued its outstanding streak of state title wins at the University Interscholastic League’s State Academics Spring Meet this week.
The meet was held on Monday and Tuesday.
The Eagle journalism team won the state championship for the third year in a row.
This is seventh journalism state title in 10 years for LHS. In 2010, the Eagles won the 4A state title and in 2011 claimed the 3A state crown.
Sophomore Jessie Elliot also won the state championship in headline writing and earned a silver medal in editorial writing. Freshman Lily Hering finished sixth in the state in feature writing.
“Working with these students was very easy,” journalism adviser Mikyela Tedder said. “I was not surprised by their results because they are both such talented writers. I taught them the basic skills, and they polished them to become winners. For a freshman and a sophomore to even get to state, much less earn the results they did, is absolutely amazing. Everyone was asking me, ‘You won a state championship with a freshman and a sophomore?’ I am beyond proud of them.”
The journalism team did not bring home the only honors for Lindale High School. In the Speech and Debate competition, senior Randall Oliver finished fifth in the state earning a medal in informative speaking.