U-High Midway

Amanda Cassel

Amanda Cassel, Editor-in-Chief

Amanda Cassel is an editor-in-chief for the U-High Midway and a member of the Class of 2021. She joined the Midway staff as a reporter in Beginning Journalism in the 2017-18 school year. Amanda’s favorite parts of Midway are exploring the U-High community through interviews and getting to work with everyone on the staff. She is also a dancer and on student-faculty at the Hyde Park School of Dance. Outside of school, she also likes to play games with her family, read and run.

Awards:

2020 Journalism Education Association National Student Media Contests, Virtual: Superior, newspaper design

2020 Illinois Journalism Education Association: All-State Journalism Team

2020 Illinois Journalism Education Association: First place, review, Memoir explores survivor-attacker narrative

2020 Illinois Journalism Education Association: First place, centerspread story package (with Nikhil Patel, Audrey Matzke, Peter Pu, Maria Shaughnessy), 96.5 p6-7 Swipe and scroll

2020 Illinois Journalism Education Association: Third place, infographic (with Abigail Slimmon), 96.2 p6-7 Vaping Quick Facts

2020 Illinois Journalism Education Association: Third place, centerspread story package (with Anathea Carrigan, Nicky Edwards-Levin, Caroline Hohner, Risa Cohen) 96.6 p6-7 Race for the Nomination

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