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Illinois Journalism Education Association Announces 2016 Award Winners

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As a part of the 2016 IHSA Journalism State Finals on the Eastern Illinois University campus in Charleston on April 29, 2016, the Illinois Journalism Education Association (IJEA) held its annual advisers breakfast and awards program.

IJEA President Sarah Doerner led the program, which recognized the 2016 IJEA All-State Team, the Illinois Journalist of the Year, the Inspiration Award winner, and concluded with an acceptance speech from Harrisburg High School adviser Cathy Wall (above with retired Coulterville High School adviser Herman Albers, who presented her with the award), the 2016 recipient of the prestigious James A. Tidwell Award for Excellence in Scholastic Media Education.

The full list of award winners is below:

IJEA ALL-STATE TEAM
Name, High School
Grace Anderson, University (Chicago) 
TillieAnn Boliard, Meridian (Macon)
Sydney Czyzon, Joliet West
Solomon Davis, Marist 
Meagan Hanley, Richwoods 
Darien Harvey, Mattoon
Evan Hatfield, Elk Grove
Devin Kane, Edwardsville
Devin Martin, Huntley 
Kelly McCarthy, Hersey 
Madeline Mohatt, Kaneland 
Abigail Murphy, Downers Grove North 
Brileigh Noble, Cisne 
Shreya Thakkar, Prospect
Ivy Truong, Belleville East


INSPIRATION AWARD
Hope Johnson, Taylorville


2016 JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
Hannah Bouffourd, Libertyville
   Runners-up: Hope Johnson, Taylorville
    Danielle Tuchman, Glenbrook South


JAMES A. TIDWELL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN SCHOLASTIC MEDIA EDUCATION
Cathy Wall, Harrisburg High School