Steven Wyatt – 2019 Sports Journalist Portfolio


Steven Wyatt

Jackson Prep Sentry

Sports Editor – 2017-2019

Staff Writer – 2016-2017



Awards and Accolades

While serving as Sports Editor for the 2017-2018 school year, The Sentry was nominated as a 2018 MSPA finalist for Sports Writing.


Design and Editing:

During my time as The Sentry’s Sports Editor, I have taken on the duty of designing and editing many of our sports pages within each issue. These are several examples of the many pages which I have done. (All examples are from the 2018-2019 school year)







News Gathering:


During my first year on the staff, I was able to learn from the beginning the process of gathering information and making it into a developed story. The best example of me doing this is the profile I did on former Prep staff member Chuck Box.


Photo Journalism:

Photography is an important part of journalism, and as a writer for a student newspaper, it has been crucial for me to take pictures whenever possible of whichever events I’m covering. These photos are a few prime examples of the types of moments I’ve had to capture during my time with The Sentry.


Sports Journalism:

As a sports journalist, I have had the opportunity to not only capture many different events within the world of sports, but I have also been able to interview many people who have been crucial to making my stories come to life. Below are many examples of stories which I created in order to inform the public about just how important the world of sports is.


These stories below are several of the best football previews I wrote this past calendar year in order to get the public prepared to watch their State Champion Patriots play that upcoming Friday.

2018 senior high football preview

Week 5 football preview — St. Joseph

Week 6 football preview — PCS

Week 7 football preview — Jackson Academy

Homecoming game preview

Semi-final football preview — Jackson Academy




The next group of stories is filled with other examples of the many different types of sports pieces I have written while apart of The Sentry Staff.


Prep rocks the blues

Prep tennis looks to serve up a successful 2018 season

Two patriots ink on NSD ’18

Patriots make history with title number six



Below are two of the opinion pieces I wrote while on staff as the Sports Editor, and both of which cover topics that I feel passionate about and my portfolio would be incomplete without them.

Opinion: There is nothing wrong with Nike’s new campaign