The Belvidere High School Journalism team finished seventh overall, one point away from fifth place at the IHSA State Journalism

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BHS Journalism team at the IHSA State Journalism competition at Eastern.
Missing in the photo was Lily Perez who was compet-ing at the time

competition Friday, Abbey Shale finished second overall in yearbook caption writing, Sam Arco finished third overall in sports writing, and Lily Perez finished third overall in yearbook copy writing.

Ivy Steege and Aurora Rodriguez also competed at state and did a nice job, but with 21 students in each category, they did not place in the top six. Their work still was outstanding.

Over 70 schools participated in the state event held at Eastern Illinois University. We were up against some tough competition, being the fifth smallest school in the contest. The 7th place finish is the highest in BHS history.

For full arrticle, pick up the May 9 BDR.