LOHS Dragon Broadcasting and Yearbook win several awards during 2018-19 school year
Lake Orion High School’s Dragon Broadcasting is no stranger to awards. This year the program has won more than their fair share of awards.
Dragon Yearbook students attended the Spring Awards Conference in April where they were awarded more than 50 awards.
The program was already aware that they had won another Spartan Award but were surprised to learn that they were being considered one of the best yearbooks in the state of Michigan.
Several students received individual awards for their work.
Nicholas Weise received first place in Photo Illustration.
Piper Guest received several awards taking first place in Senior Parents Ads, second place in Business Advertisments and third place for senior Parent Advertisments.
Nina Rossman also received second place for People Spread and Lydia Hanson was awarded second place for Club/Performance Photo.
Third place winners include Spencer Hazel for both Sports Feature writing and Organization Writing and Nicholas Weise for Caption Writing, Sports Action Photo and Photo Illustration.
Six students also received honorable mentions in 15 of the 19 categories.
The broadcast/video students dominated at the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association (MIPA) Spring Journalism Conference on April 23.
The program and it’s students took home 43 awards, more than any other school.
Of the 24 individual categories, a Dragon took home first in nine of them.
LOHS Senior Jenna Gaylord was named one of the state’s top 15 student journalists across all publication types.
Additionally, Scott Cox’s Media Productions students at Oakview Middle School received six awards for their video work in Division 2.
Another notable victory includes Dragon Broadcasting being awarded The Spartan award for the tenth time in 11 years.
While these awards are no easy feat, the Dragon Broadcasting program found another reason to celebrate on May 23 when they were named NFHS (National Federation of High School Associations) national program of the year.
Olivia Zeller awarded Culver’s scholarship
The Culver’s of Lake Orion congratulated Olivia Zeller on her $2,250 Culver’ scholarship.
Zeller received the award for her outstand achievements at Lake Orion High School as well as being a great true blue crew member at Culvers for the past three years.
Culver’s in Lake Orion’s owner also congratulated fellow seniors Piper Guest, Tylan Selent, Adam Whitus, Justin Wong, Caleb Taylor, Victoria McVety and Gabriel Potyk.
William Junkin awarded National Merit Scholarship
Lake Orion High School’s William J. Junkin was awarded the National Merit Schneider Electric North America Foundation Scholarship in April of this year.
The Schneider Electric North America Foundation is a general purpose foundation funded by Schneider Electric/Square D Company who sponsors Merit Scholarship awards for children of Schneider Electric/Square D employees and employees of its wholly-owned subsidiaries.
Junkin plans to attend college to obtain a degree in engineering.
He is joined by 7,600 students from across the nation who will also receive National Merit Scholarships.
Most of these awards are renewable for up to four years of college undergraduate study and provide annual stipends that range from $500 to $10,000 per year.