A sampling of other first-place winners:
- Diane C. Slifer Scott for nonfiction biography or autobiography: Flivverin’ With You: The True Story of a Great Love in Letters
- Allan Loudell for best radio newscast: “Delaware’s Afternoon News”
- Kevin Fleming for single, general photograph: “Blue Skimmer Dragonfly on Goldenrod Branch”
The evening also included the revival of the First State High School Communications Contest, which is open to all high school students in Delaware. The contest hasn’t been held for the past few years, but Katherine Ward, the DPA contest director, said she’s excited for it to regain momentum.
“We were just thrilled five schools entered this year,” she said.
Here are the high school winners:
Daquan Dennis, Logan Ritchie, and Mikyhial Clarke of Mount Pleasant High School took a first-place national award for their radio prepared report, “Addiction Show,” and a first place honors DPA award.
Melanie Monzo, an eleventh-grade student at Padua Academy received a third-place national award for her video news story, “Brain Dissection.”
Lindsay Machamer, in tenth grade at Pauda Academy, won a third-place national award for “Cross Country Carlisle Meet,” in the category video sports story.
Moises Velazquez, a senior at Thomas McKean High School took an honorable mention for his video feature story, “The History of Red Clay Schools.” Moises will be attending the Temple University Film School in the fall.