Students from five central Ohio high schools pulled down awards in The Martys, an annual contest for the region's high school journalists.

Students from five central Ohio high schools pulled down awards in The Martys, an annual contest for the region's high school journalists.

Two students from Upper Arlington High School won the Best Feature Reporting category and the overall best-in-show award, The Marty, for 2015.

Other winners in the contest attend Bexley, Delaware Hayes, Dublin Coffman and Westerville North high schools.

The contest is staged by ThisWeek Community News, underwritten by The Dispatch Printing Co. and sponsored by the Central Ohio Society of Professional Journalists.

The awards program, now in its fifth year, honors the late Martin L. Rozenman, former longtime editor of Suburban News Publications (since merged with ThisWeek), reporter for The Columbus Dispatch and nine-year Central Ohio SPJ board of directors member.

Mentoring students -- and reaching out to young journalists to encourage their interest in the profession -- were hallmarks of Rozenman's career. He died in 2010 after a lengthy battle with a blood disorder.

The full list of winners in The Martys for 2015:

Best Feature Reporting

First place: Miriam Alghothani and Becina Ganther (co-authors) of Upper Arlington High School, for "Brain Game," a story on student athlete concussions.

Second place: Maureen Schweninger of Dublin Coffman High School, for "A Whole New World," a story on the school district's English Language Learners program.

Best News Reporting

First place: Molly Hessel of Dublin Coffman, for "To AP or Not to AP."

Second place: Harrison Nickels of Westerville North High School, for "Excel in admissions with Common App."

Best Opinion Writing

First place: Sarah Binau of Bexley High School, for her editorial, "Compromise essential in dispute over Capital stadium lights."

Second place: Editorial Team staff of The Perspective at Dublin Coffman, for their editorial, "AP Overload."

Best Photography

First place: Keera Wilmoth of Delaware Hayes High School, for her sports photo, "Swimming."

Second place: Alexandra Dubson of Upper Arlington High School, for her photo illustration, "Behind Closed Doors."

Best Sports Reporting

First place: Abby McHugh of Dublin Coffman, for her story, "Wrestling With Weight."

Second place: Hudson Wagenbrenner of Bexley High School, for his story, "Boys soccer keeps Ingwersen Cup with win against Academy."

Overall Best-in-Show: The Marty

Miriam Alghothani and Becina Ganther of Upper Arlington High School, for their co-written "Brain Game" story on student athlete concussions.

Winners of each category were awarded a $150 prize, with an additional $250 awarded to the Best-in-Show winners. As winners of The Marty, Alghothani and Ganther were honored April 8 at the Central Ohio SPJ's annual Founders Day banquet in Columbus.