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LSMSA students competed at the 43rd Journalism Day hosted by Northwestern State University on Nov. 4. Participating are front row from left, Olivia Gotte and Kaitlyn Randall; and second row, Will Heitman, Rosemarie Skillman, Alena Noakes, Caroline Jin and newspaper sponsor Thorn LaCaze.

Four members of the student newspaper staff at the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts placed in competitions at the 43rd Journalism Day hosted by Northwestern State University on Nov. 4.

The school newspaper, the Renaissance, and yearbook, the Rubicon, also received honors.

Will Heitman, a sophomore from Baton Rouge, won first place in the radio competition. In the TV news category, Olivia Gotte, a junior from Iota, placed first.

Winning in the media writing competition was Rosemarie Skillman, a sophomore from Denham Springs. Kaitlyn Randall, a junior from Vidalia, placed second in the media writing competition. In the newspaper competition, LSMSA won first place. The school’s yearbook placed second.

First-place winners of each individual competition were awarded $500 scholarships to attend Northwestern State University and major in communication.

Also competing were Caroline Jin, a junior from Shreveport, and Alena Noakes, a junior from Dry Prong.