Students Recognized by Journalism Association

Ten Hawklets were recognized for their writing and photography work at the Missouri Interscholastic Journalism Association's JDay at the University of Missouri on March 27.

Entries could receive one of the following honors: All-Missouri, Superior, Excellent or Honorable Mention. Entries receiving the All-Missouri designation ranked within the top 10% of all submissions in that category. Each subsequent designation represents the next 10% of entries, meaning those receiving Honorable Mention were deemed better than 60% of all submissions in that respective category.

Fourteen of Rockhurst's 17 Prep News entries received an award.

All-Missouri: Charlie Porto '25 (story)

Superior: Eli Rourke '24 (2x - story, story), Ted Truebner '25 (story), Diego Salinas '26 (photo)

Excellent: Mitch Forbes '24 (story), Gus Moseley '24 (story), Jonathan Nash '24 (photo), Bennett Thomas '24 (photo), Soren Ursick '25 (photo)

Honorable Mention: Mitch Forbes '24 (2x - story, story), Brady Batz '25 (photo)

Mitch Forbes '24 was also named a member of the State Honor Roll for his work on the Prep News over the past two years paired with his overall academic excellence.

Through the entire staff's work, Prep News Online was also given a Superior rating for overall website.