From the Nominator
This feature in Bellarmine Magazine, the centerpiece of the Creativity issue, profiles sophomore John Klapheke, who spent a semester-long dream internship as a full-time designer in LEGO’s headquarters in Billund, Denmark. In addition to describing his adventures and giving readers a peek inside a place most people will never access, the story details John’s lifelong obsession with LEGO and how he went about landing the internship, from the application process to the majors and classes he selected in order to best position himself for the opportunity.
From the Judges
This excellent profile of a student's dream internship is incredibly engaging and draws the reader through its short but significant content rapidly. The design elements are fantastic and bring the story into further focus. The glossary of terms is particularly creative. Strategic process contributed to the effectiveness of this profile, as the writer asked the student to keep a journal of his internship. The content is well organized and makes good use of quotations, which are well integrated.