McALLEN Five journalism students from McAllen Memorial High participated in the Balfour Publishing High School Communications Workshop at Texas A&M University July 22-25.

Pictured from left to right are Andy Flores (Memorial yearbook design editor), Ana Sofia Gomez (photo co-editor), Tess Cagle (yearbook co-editor), Taylor Villarreal (yearbook editor-in-chief) and Alexander Almaguer (newspaper co-editor).

They received the following awards: Andy Flores - The Serif Award for Individual Artistic Merit and Dedication in Integrated Design; Ana Sofia Gomez - Honorable Mention for Environmental Portrait and Best of Show in the Open/Lines Category. Both were in Advanced Digital Photography; Taylor Villarreal and Tess Cagle - Best Total Package for Advanced Yearbook; Alexander Almaguer - Best, Outstanding Writer for the Workshop in Advanced Newspaper.

Memorial was the only Valley school to attend the workshop. The Memorial Publications Advisor is Kelsey E. Martin.