Jay JannerAustin American-Statesman
Ronald W. ErdrichAbilene Reporter-News
Andy SharpWilliamson County Sun
Almost every story would have benefitted from tighter editing. The essay on homelessness was focused on a newsworthy issue with plenty of supporting information. The essay on Bataan was just a bit too loose to clinch the number one spot although it was very interesting and informative. Adoption Day captured some lovely smiles while commemorating a big day for families.
Judges: Barbara J Perenic/The Columbus Dispatch, Maddie Schroeder/The Columbus Dispatch, Fred Squillante/The Columbus Dispatch