Blueprint wins IHSA Journalism State Championship


On Friday, April 27, the DGS Blueprint staff competed at the IHSA Journalism State Finals at Eastern Illinois University, placing first with a total of 25 points.

Members of the state championship team were:

Emmanuelle Copeland, Editorial Cartooning

Rhaya Truman, Review Writing

Donte Reed, Yearbook Two-Page Spread

Sydney Hall, 5th in Yearbook Caption Writing

Barbara Collins, 4th in News Writing

Marc Alvarez, 3rd in Editorial Writing

Elizabeth Szyptek, 2nd in Headline Writing

Jayna Bardahl, 2nd in Sports Writing

Jonah Ocuto, State Champion in Broadcast News