Loy Norrix journalists and yearbook staff receive MIPA awards


Stella Amy, Social Media Team

“I think working on any publication is a great way to build essential skills,” said yearbook teacher Brianna English .
After working on articles for the newspaper and stories for the yearbook throughout the 2020-2021 school year, students in Knight Life and on the yearbook staff have been honored with MIPA awards for their hard work and dedication.

The 2021 Michigan Interscholastic Press Association Awards also known as the MIPA Awards were broadcasted throughout the month of May. The MIPA Awards are the state competition to honor and celebrate the work of the student journalists in Michigan.

Knight Life journalist and senior Lilly MacInnis who won first place for alternative story said, “I feel very honored to win such a high award. It’s exciting because I’m a senior and this is the last award I can win.” MacInnis continued, “I’ve won a couple awards in the past, one when I was a freshman and a couple honorable mentions throughout the years.”

There were a total of over 3 thousand MIPA entries out of 108 categories of possible awards. Many Loy Norrix students from Knight Life and the Accolade yearbook received awards this year.

Knight Life journalist and senior Lily Stickley who won first place for News Story said, “It was very exciting to have won a MIPA award. It made me feel very accomplished with my skills in writing in a way that just being published doesn’t feel like. It’s like a wide-scale recognition from all over the state.”

“I’m so incredibly proud of my students for the work they did on the 2020 Accolade to win so many MIPA awards. We work on the book all year and try hard to make it the best we can for the Loy Norrix student body.” English continued, “To get the recognition for that work from the MIPA Individual Category Content judges adds to the value of what we do and allows students to be recognized for all of the things they did to contribute to it.”