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Joliet West Journalists Earn IHSA State Championship Titles

Left to right: Haley Maser, Megan Krok, Kelly Rappaport, Kailey Staniszewski, Kiersten Jordan, Madison Horvat, and Sophia Delgadillo. Staniszewski made treat bags for all of our state competitors, which included the personalized hats everyone is wearing while Galloy provided extra motivation with candy and a balloon to celebrate the special day.

Joliet West High School seniors Kiersten Jordan and Kelly Rappaport are journalism state champions after competing in the IHSA Journalism State Competition on April 29, 2021.

Jordan won State in the infographic category and Rappaport won for Copy Writing.

As a team, West took 11th in state with a three-way tie for 10th place.

State competitors from West included Madison Horvat, Sophia Delgadillo, Kelly Rappaport, Kiersten Jordan, Megan Krok, Haley Maser, Lawson Sizemore, and Louie Mendoza.

“Thank you to our entire state journalism team for once again giving it their all,” said Journalism Advisor Jennifer Galloy.  “We wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the amazing work they all did at sectionals to earn us the title of sectional champions. I’m proud of all of them! A special congratulations to Kiersten our state champion in infographics and Kelly our state champion in yearbook copy writing.”


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