The Inland Lakes Nexus is a member of the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association, National Scholastic Press Association, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, Quill and Scroll National Honor Society, and Journalism Education Association.

Awards Based on Evaluations 

  • 2017 MIPA Spartan Award
  • 2016 MIPA Spartan Award
  • 2015 MIPA Spartan Award
  • 2009 MIPA Spartan
  • 2008 CSPA Gold Crown (1 of 6)
  • 2008 NSPA Pacemaker Finalist
  • 2008 NSPA All-American w/four Marks of Distinction
  • 2008 MIPA Spartan
  • 2008 CSPA Gold Medalist w/five All-Columbia Honors
  • 2007 NSPA Pacemaker
  • 2007 NSPA Pacemaker Finalist
  • 2007 NSPA All-American w/four Marks of Distinction
  • 2007 MIPA Spartan
  • 2006 NSPA Pacemaker Finalist
  • 2006 CSPA Gold Medalist w/four All-Columbia Honors
  • 2006 MIPA Spartan
  • 2005 MIPA Spartan
  • 2005 CSPA Silver Medalist

 

NSPA Best of Show Yearbooks 0-224 pages

8th Place – Orlando, Fall 2015
1st Place – Washington DC, Fall 2009
4th Place – St. Louis, Fall 2008
4th Place – Anaheim, Spring 2008
6th Place – Philadelphia, Fall 2007
6th Place – Nashville, Fall 2006
8th Place – Chicago, Fall 2005
5th Place – Atlanta, Fall 2004

 

National Individual Awards – JEA Write-off Contests

  • NSPA Photo of the Year – Sports Action, Indianapolis 2016
  • Excellent, Photography Portfolio, Indianapolis 2016
  • Superior, Yearbook Sports Photography, Orlando 2015
  • Superior, Yearbook Sports Photography, Washington DC 2009
  • Superior, Yearbook Sports Photography, Denver 2006
  • Superior, Headline Design, Nashville 2006
  • Excellent, Photo Portfolio, Nashville 2006
  • Honorable Mention, Review Writing, Orlando 2015
  • Honorable Mention, Yearbook Student Life, Philadelphia 2007

 

Adviser Awards

  • 2018 JEA State Director – Michigan
  • 2016-2018 JEA Curriculum Director – Photojournalism
  • Trustee – MIPA Board of Directors
  • 2015 MDE BC certification
  • 2010 M.A. – Journalism, MSU
  • 2009 JEA Distinguished Adviser
  • 2006 JEA Rising Star