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Kings’ Courier staff finishes an outstanding year

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The Kings’ Courier staff 2017-18: Top Row: Dixon Collins, Gabe Eurit, Drew Cornell, Hayden Vest. 2nd Row: Megan Dishon, Caleb Johnson, Mack Appleton, Brannyn Spencer, Westin Miller, Lexi Jackson, Ashli Key. 3rd Row: Marisol Karmel, Josephine Woolever, Morgan Miller, Kelsey Smith, McKayla Thompson, Holly Widner, Maddie Hoff, Olviia Salyers, McKayla Ramsey, Delanie Deeter. Front Row: Stuart Engle, Kaleb Lewellyn, Bodie St. Clair, Zach Fields, Christian Lewis, Kace Kitchel, Mason Young, Hannah Young, Brady Johnson. Not pictured: Brady Hammond, Jordan Henry, Cole Jolly, Kirstyn Kiger, Jameson Price.

Approximately 952 articles (476,000 words) were published. The staff added the KingsCast, a daily broadcast, to its daily journalism responsibilities. All of their hard work is greatly appreciated.The number of students that finished the year (34) is also a record for the staff. Fifteen of the students on the staff were recognized as Latin Honors recipients, awarded to the top students in the 2018 graduating class. Hayden Vest, class valedictorian, Holly Widner, salutatorian, Drew Cornell, No. 3, McKayla Ramsey, No. 4, Morgan Miller, No. 5,, Olivia Salyers, N0. 6, Mari Karmel, No. 7, Brady Johnson, No. 8, Lexi Jackson, No. 9,  and Westin Miller, No. 10, were on the staff.

Other highlights of the year includes a new record for number of page views, 7,568 in one week as well as the number of visitors in one week, 5,388. The Courier Best articles for the year in six categories: news, sports, feature, student life, review, and opinion can be found on our home page. Students with the top story in each category were as follows:

Feature:Delanie Deeter
Student Life: Mason Young
Opinion- Mari Karmel
Sports- Bodie St. Clair
Review- Lexi Jackson
News- Brady Johnson

Four the fourth consecutive year, the a Courier student was selected as the Pharos-Tribune top high school journalist. This year Holly Widner, a four-year staff member, three-year editor, and Kokomo Herald columnist, received this prestigious honor.

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  1. Alice on June 18th, 2018 7:52 pm

    I just wanted everyone to know that Mr. Engle is the reason why I am now a college English and AP English teacher down in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Follow his ten commandments — you will go far in life!

    Best,
    Alice

    P.S. Don’t forget to invite me to lunch!

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