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Trailblazer Award

An award for people who have set trends and shaped Texas Journalism.

[Nomination Form]

Past Winners

2016
Laura Smith, Canyon High School
Stacy Short, Argyle High School

2015
Morgan Goldbarth, Fulmore MS
Sandy Hall-Chiles, Episcopal School of Dallas

2014
Mikyela Tedder, Wimberley HS

2013
Alyssa Boehringer, McKinney HS
Leland Mallett, Legacy HS
Wayna Polk, Abilene HS

2012
Dow Tate, Shawnee Mission East HS, Kansas
Mark Newton, Mountain Vista HS, CO
Dean Hume, Lakota East HS, Ohio

2011
Charla Harris, Pleasant Grove HS
Scott Winter, University of Nebraska

2010
Cindy Todd, Westlake HS
Ray Westbrook, St. Mark’s School of Texas

2009
Linda Puntney, KSU/JEA
Jack Kennedy, Rock Canyon HS, CO/JEA

2008
Judy Babb, Lifetouch
Chet Hunt, San Antonio College

2007
Lori Oglesbee, McKinney HS
Neva Hand, Henderson HS

2006
Pat Gathright, Saint Mary’s Hall
Dianne Smith, Travis HS

2005
Deanne Brown, Westlake HS
Jack Harkrider, Austin Anderson HS

2004
Dixie McGrath, Hill Country MS
Pam Smith, East Central HS

2003
Belinda Goodsell, Tyler Lee HS
Susan Komandosky, Round Rock HS
Bill Kopf, Lubbock HS

2002
HL Hall, JEA Past President
David Knight Lancaster, SC
Laura Schaub, Oklahoma Interscholastic Press Assn.
Sherri Taylor, Syracuse University
Bradley Wilson, North Carolina State University

2001
Mark Murray, Arlington ISD

2000
Bobby Hawthorne, UIL
John Cutsinger, Jostens

1999
Mary Pulliam, Duncanville HS
Linda Winder, Angleton HS