By Avery Michowski
The Hornet
Saline MS
1st Place Division MS, Yearbook Verbal
Personality Profile


  • Clear, relevant, engaging angle that makes story worthy of inclusion
  • Solid lead that draws reader into story
  • Meaningful student quotes that enrich story and reflect effective interviewing
  • Evidence of adequate research
  • Story goes beyond superficial coverage to give a total perspective and feel for the subject
  • Adheres to rules of good journalism including: short paragraphs, effective transitions and use of active voice, freedom from editorial comment, careful editing and proofreading to eliminate mechanical errors, correct use of grammar