The Iowa High School Press Association’s spring journalism awards were recently announced with ADM High School journalists bringing home 22 awards. 

The contest drew over 1,000 entries from student journalists published in school newspapers or on school news sites between March 10, 2023 and March 15, 2024 in the state of Iowa and were judged by a panel of 16 judges. Entries were then sorted into three classes based on school enrollment. 

ADM High School awards included:

  • Single Web Story Design, First Place, College Applications 101, Delaney Kahler
  • Single Web Story Design, Second Place, The Good and The Bad of New Year’s Resolutions, Delaney Kahler & Lily Kruse
  • News Story, Third Place, 160 Hours: Humanitarian Cord and Its Struggles, Lily Kruse & Addison Herrick
  • Web Design, Second Place, Black & Redgister Home Page, Kaylin Dains
  • Online Innovation, First Place, What It Feels Like to Have Narcolepsy, Tate Hook
  • Online Innovation, Second Place, What It Feels Like to be an All-State Musician, Kaylin Dains
  • Online Innovation, Third Place, What It Feels Like to Have a Job at Your School, Kaylin Dains
  • Online Innovation, Honorable Mention, 57 Questions with Daria Spinu, Mallory Davison
  • Online Innovation, Honorable Mention, 57 Questions with Addison Reynolds, Mallory Davison
  • Video News Show, First Place, Black & Red TV: January 2024, All Staff
  • Video News Show, Third Place, Black & Red TV: October 2023, All Staff
  • Video News Show, Honorable Mention, Black & Red TV: December 2023, All Staff
  • Column/Opinion, First Place, Being Neurodivergent in High School, Kaylin Dains
  • Health/Science, Honorable Mention, Red 40 and You, Carmen Schwalen
  • Podcasting, First Place, Let’s Talk with Kate & Alexa: Prom, Kate Weieneth & Alexa Jorgensen
  • Social Media Promotion, Honorable Mention, Black & Redgister Twitter, All Staff
  • Photo Story, Honorable Mention, Career Day Comes to ADM, Jorja Janssen
  • Editorial Cartoon/Comic Strip, Second Place, Standardized Testing: No Room for Errors, Kaylin Dains
  • In-Depth Sports Story, Honorable Mention, ADM Wrestling: No Seniors, No Problem, Celie Gardiner
  • Entertainment, Honorable Mention, My Curly Hair Routine, Kaylin Dains
  • Environmental Portrait, Third Place, Alex Reams, Teacher of the Month, Delaney Kahler
  • Reviews, Third Place, Ten Things to Know Before Getting a Tattoo, Kaylin Dains

The points that these awards earned the staff put them in the running for All-Iowa News Team of the Year. News Team of the Year will be announced at the fall IHSPA conference in October after a panel of judges evaluates the top 15 news teams’ publications and is awarded to five news teams in Iowa. 

To see the work the staff creates, check out the high school news site at or follow the staff on Twitter at @admjstaff.

Black & Register staff photo taken by Fine Art Photography.