LAD fair is a regional writing competition held every year. Schools from all over southwest Missouri enter student writing to be judged. Each year the top writing pieces are given awards in several different categories, including ones for newspaper articles. Each year that Mansfield has entered they have won several awards.
2016 1st place Overall Newspaper LAD fair Individual Awards Raine Roy 1st place Editorial “Taking Chances” Chloe Lansdown 1st place Sports Story “We're Playing Basketball” Chloe Lansdown 1st place Feature Story “Is Text Messaging Affecting your Grammar?” Maggie Williams 2nd place Feature Story “Is Attitude More Important than Intelligence?” Quincee Morris 2nd place Sports Story “Let's Go Lions, Let's Go” Taylor Matney 3rd place Opinion “How Much Food Do We Waste?” Cole Cannon 3rd place News Story “Racing Mouse Trap Cars" Natalie Quick Honorable Mention Opinion “Deodorant: The Fresh Saver”
2015 Honorable Mention Overall Newspaper LAD fair Individual Awards Kylee Reese 1st place Editorial “Put a Stop to Bullying” Valentina Keith 1st place Opinion “Is Too Much Technology Bad for You?” Hannah Tripp 2nd place Feature Story “Are You A Gaming Addict?” Grace Roy 3rd place News Story “Red Ribbon Week" Anthony Merriett 3rd place Sports Story “Boys Basketball: Did The Lions Win It”
2014 3rd Place Overall Newspaper LAD fair Individual Awards Lucy Grubbs 1st place Feature Story “Quidditch is Real" Lexie Morris 2nd place Opinion “Apps, Apps, Everywhere There are Apps” Karissa Volner 2nd place Opinion “Why Columbus Day?” Emily Pierson 2nd place Sports Story “Boys Basketball” Lucy Grubbs 3rd place Media Review “Catching Fire”
2013 1st Place Overall Newspaper LAD fair Individual Awards Kyla Corder 1st place Feature Story “What Do You Want To Be..” Jasmine West 1st place News Story “Veteran's Day Assembly” Jefferson Engel 1st place Opinion “Turning Trash Into Cash” Adrian Adams 2nd place Feature Story “The New School Lunches” Jasmine West 2nd place News Story “NHS Food Drive” Christian McCrite 3rd place News Story “A Country Christmas” Jefferson Engel 3rd place Opinion "Star Wars and Disney” Jefferson Engel 3rd place Media Review “Legend of Zelda” Christian McCrite Honorable Mention Media Review “The Avengers” Kyla Corder Honorable Mention Feature Story “Does Facebook Make You Two-Faced?”