Recently Several Aviator staff members attended the fall TAJE (Texas Association Journalism Educators) conference in San Antonio, Texas.  There were a total of 52 different schools with journalism programs from all over Texas at the conference.

We are excited to announce that ALL of the members of our staff took home an award with either 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place! Jalissa Skipworth, the staff advisor for the organization, said, “words can’t even describe the feeling of seeing the student win, Especially being their first time. Our students work with limited resources and rely on their creativity. The students showed an amazing amount of creativity and determination and hard work”. 

Ms. Skipworth, said, “I want to send a BIG thank you to all of the administrators and staff who have contributed to the student videos, working with me, and them, as far as scheduling and just overall supporting!”

Byron Steptoe – 1st Place Editorial Illustration
Melvin Walker – 1st place Cell Phone Photography 
Edith Guerra, Nyia Burks, Kimberly Campos, Aamayei Luckey – 3rd place Commercial/PSA
Isela Lara – 2nd Place Cell Photography (Category 1)
Kathy Huynh – 2nd Place Cell Phone Photography (Category 2) 
Karla Sanchez, Ashley Gonzalez, Kimberly Campos, Derek Oyoque, Dorly Montes – Scavenger Hunt