Akins journalists win awards at state ILPC convention


Student journalists from Akins won 15 Individual Achievement Awards this weekend during the Spring Convention of the Interscholastic Press League Conference at the University of Texas campus.

Students from across Texas attended the convention, which includes the announcement of the Individual Achievement Awards, which are based on published clips produced by student journalists. Akins journalists won awards in the following categories:

News Writing

  • Natalia Estrada, Heba Dalu — Honorable Mention

Editorial Writing

  • Heba Dalu — Honorable Mention

Entertainment Review

  • Brendan Kelly, Diego Hernandez —1st Place
  • Maria Galo — 2nd Place

Personal Column

  • River Lehnhardt — Honorable Mention

Personal Opinion Column

  • Roberto Ramirez — Honorable Mention
  • Rudy Morales — Honorable Mention

InDepth News/Feature Package

  • Heba Dalu — 3rd Place
  • Fabiana Holod — Honorable Mention

Student Art

  • Charles Sacco — Honorable Mention
  • Zach Allbritton — Honorable Mention


  • Heba Dalu — Honorable Mention


  • Zach Allbritton — 2nd Place

Feature Page/Spread Design

  • Heba Dalu — 2nd Place

Sports Feature Photo

  • Mika Fisher — Honorable Mention