RayPecNOW

About

Introduction

As student journalists, we believe in the freedoms of press and expression guaranteed in the First Amendment of the Constitution.  It is our responsibility to uphold these freedoms in a fair and decent way, for these freedoms come with a higher responsponsibility to strive for the highest standards possible for our work.

As writers, photographers, editors, artists, and designers, we as journalists have an obligation to respect our readers and their right to be informed. Always, thorough accuracy, fairness, and good judgement are our main responsibilities.

Statement of Purpose

As a responsible publication, RayPecNOW plays a role in a student, school, and community affairs. It will attempt to inform, entertain, and inspire its readers in a broad, objective, and accurate manner.

RayPecNOW also provides an open forum for the opinions of the Raymore Peculiar High School body, the faculty, the school, the district administration and people in the community. The purpose of the forum is to encourage the exchange of ideas and opinions on issues of importance and significance to the readers.


JDAY State Awards 2019

JDAY is sponsored by the Missouri Interscholastic Press Association on the campus of the University of Missouri, Columbia.

All-State: Top 1%

  • Jennifer Aguilar, Photography Sports Reaction
  • Madeline Young, Photography Sports Action
  • Kaylee Ohlson, Photography Sports Action
  • Byron King, Newspaper/News Magazine Page Design
  • Bela Torres and Emma Snider, Online Feature Package

Superior Top 3%

  • Madeline Young, Photography Sports Reaction
  • Madeline Young, Photography Sports Reaction
  • Byron King, Photography Sports Action
  • Grace Rogers, Yearbook Themed/Chronological Package
  • Jennifer Aguilar, Photography Portrait
  • Jennifer Aguilar, Photography Sports Action
  • Sydney Bearden and Kenzi Jones, Yearbook Design

Excellent Top 5%

  • Jennifer Aguilar, Photography Sports Action
  • Jennifer Aguilar, Photography Sports Action
  • Jennifer Aguilar, Photography Sports Action
  • Jennifer Aguilar, Photography Sports Reaction
  • Byron King, Photography Sports Action
  • Jack Patton, Online Feature Package
  • Kaylee Ohlson, Yearbook Mod/Infographic
  • Zoe Blackburn, Newspaper/News Magazine Feature Story
  • Staff, Yearbook Overall
  • Staff, Online Overall

Honorable Mention top 10%

  • Taylor Catlett, Newspaper/News Magazine News Story
  • Kenzi Jones, Photography Sports Reaction
  • Jennifer Aguilar, Photography Sports Reaction
  • Bela Torres, Yearbook Traditional Package – Sports
  • Jack Patton, Newspaper/News Magazine Opinion Story
  • Madeline Young, Photography Sports Reaction
  • Maddy Berg, Newspaper/News Magazine Infographic
  • Maddy Berg, Yearbook Traditional Package – Sports
  • Byron King, Photography Sports Action
  • Byron King, Photography Sports Action
  • Sydney Bearden and Zoe Blackburn, Yearbook Themed/Chronological Package
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