PHS senior named to All-State Journalism Team
PHS senior named to All-State Journalism Team
Friday, April 26, 2019
Pattonville High School senior Mikayla Bridges is one of 10 high school media staff to be named to the 2019 All-State Journalism Team, sponsored by the Missouri Journalism Education Association (MJEA).

The honor recognizes students who have proven themselves to be indispensable to their respective school media and highlights students who are “most valuable players,” whose leadership, energy, dedication and expertise make their publications possible but whose main contributions often occur behind the scenes. Honorees are nominated by their advisers, who must be a member of the MJEA. Each member of the All-State Journalism Team will receive a certificate and a special engraved pen.

Bridges was nominated by journalism and English teacher Brian Heyman. She is involved in many extracurricular activities in which she holds high-ranking titles. She is president of the Spanish National Honors Society, director of the Mock Trial team and historian for the HOSA - Future Health Professionals club. She is also a leader on the field hockey, wrestling and lacrosse teams. Ranked No. 10 out of 342 students and with 318 community service hours completed, Bridges plans on attending a four-year college and majoring in journalism with a focus on pre-med.

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Mikayla Bridges is shown with her camera and press pass when she covered the Musial Awards, named for baseball hall of famer Stan Musial. The November event honors the year’s greatest moments of sportsmanship and the biggest names in sports who embody class and character. Bridges is part of Pattonville's Pirate Sports Network class at Pattonville High School, which gives students hands-on experience in creating, publishing and broadcasting sports news.