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All-State Journalism Team selects two U-High journalists

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Photojournalist Olin Nafziger and Digital Editor Taariq Ahmed have been selected to be members of the All-State Journalism Team sponsored by the Illinois Journalism Education Association.

Photojournalist Olin Nafziger and Digital Editor Taariq Ahmed have been selected to be members of the All-State Journalism Team sponsored by the Illinois Journalism Education Association.

Members of the All-State Journalism Team are nominated by their school, and students whose “main contributions often occur behind the scenes” are selected, according to the IJEA.

Taariq, a junior, has been a Midway staff member since his sophomore year. Taariq feels his selection recognized his work as digital editor.

“It’s great to see that I can follow in that line, that long line of Midway editors that have been selected for this award,” Taariq said. 

Olin felt his win represented the work he had put into his first year as a photojournalist.

Olin said, “I didn’t know that I enjoyed photojournalism until this year. So, it kind of just represents how excited I am to be a part of the journalism team and how much work I’ve put into it, even though it is my first year.”

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Declan Smith
Declan Smith, Reporter
Declan Smith is a member of the Class of 2027 and a beginning reporter. He started writing during the 2023-24 school year as a ninth grader. Declan is interested in genealogy and participates in the Lab Robotics team. Awards: 2023 Journalism Education Association National Student Media Contests, Boston convention: Excellent, yearbook copy/caption: student life

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