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Awards and Recognition

June 3, 2015

2016-2017

National Scholastic Press Association

2015-2016 First Class with One Mark of Distinction

 Illinois High School Association Journalism Sectionals

3rd place Advertising – Maggie Walsh (‘19)*

6th place Broadcast news – Grace Mathew (’18)

3rd place Infographics – David Godsey (‘19)*

5th place Yearbook captions – Monika Juras (’18)

3rd place Yearbook copy writing – Abigail Zeurcher (’18)*

2nd place Yearbook theme development – Amberdeep Singh (’17) & Rachel Garcia (’17)*

*denotes state qualifiers

Illinois Journalism Education Association

Division 5 (enrollment 1,388-2,899)

Best Digital Publication 2nd place

Best Website 3rd place

Best Use of Social Media Honorable Mention

Individual Awards

Alternative Storytelling 3rd place – Janaleigh Muszynsky(’18)

Feature Story 1st place – Dylan White(’17)

Humorous Commentary Honorable Mention – Julia Plesniak(’20)

Serious Commentary 2nd place – Soraya Elhoumaidi(’19)

Headline 2nd place – Julia Plesniak(’20) 3rd place – Sarah Nagel(’18)

Illustration Honorable Mention – Sam Mulert(’17)

Infographic 3rd place – Soraya Elhoumaidi(’19)

Review Honorable Mention – Natalia Medina(’19)

News or Feature Photos 3rd place – Edwin Perez-Hemandez(’19)

Sports Photo 3rd place – Yousra Badou(’20)

Sports Commentary 2nd place – Pricilla Mendoza(’17) Honorable Mention – Karina Ruano(’17)

Sports News Story 3rd place – Ronak Patel(’17)

Video Story 3rd place – Riley Ganka(’17), David Godsey(’19), Eduardo Orozco(’18) & Jose Vital(’17)

 

Northern Illinois Scholastic Press Association

Blue Ribbon winners

Web video – Jose Vital (’17), Eduardo Orozco (’18), David Godsey (’19), Riley Ganka (’18)

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2015-2016

National Scholastic Press Association

2016 Online Pacemaker Finalist

2014-2015 First Class Honor Rating

NSPA

Illinois High School Association Journalism Sectionals

1st place Advertising – Paige Powell (‘16)*

4th place Copy editing – Julia Clarke (’16)

1st place Editorial cartoon – Paige Powell (‘16)*

5th place Editorial writing – Sabrina Brons (’16)

2nd place Sports writing – Tess O’Brien (’16)*

6th place Yearbook copy writing – Julia Clarke (’16)

6th place Yearbook theme development – Alexa Arakelian (’16) & Dilrose Kaur (’16)

*denotes state qualifiers

Illinois Journalism Education Association

Division 5 (enrollment 1,388-2,899)

Website Awards

1st place Best Digital-Only Publication

2nd place Best Overall Publication

3rd place Website

Individual Awards

1st  place Alternative Storytelling – Tess O’Brien(’16) & Sean O’Brien(’18)

1st place Audio Podcast – Sarah Nagel(’18)

1st place & 2nd place Editorial Cartoon – Paige Powell(’16)

3rd place Feature Story – Kayla Ruiz(’16)

Honorable mention Headline – Kayla Ruiz(’16)

2nd place Humorous Commentary – Tess O’Brien(’16)  & Jordan Palmer(’16)

3rd place Multimedia Story Package – Tess O’Brien(’16)

1st place News Story – Tess O’Brien(’16)

Honorable mention News Story – Rachel Stoffel(’16)

2nd place Review – Noah Snyder(’16)

3rd place Review Writing – Tess O’Brien(’16)

1st place Serious Commentary – Teagan Albin(’16)

2nd place Serious Commentary – Joshua Moore(’16)

3rd place Sports Commentary – Drew Brown(’16)

3rd place Sports Feature Commentary – Tess O’Brien(’16)

Honorable Mention Sports News Story – Brian Rehm(’16)

2 Honorable Mentions Editorial Staff Staff Editorial

1st place Video Story – Christian Owens(’16)

Northern Illinois Scholastic Press Association

Blue Ribbon winners

Web blog – Tess O’Brien (’16)

Web video – Christian Owen (’16)

Reviews – Noah Snyder (’16)

Honorable Mentions

News writing – Tess O’Brien (’16)

Editorials – Editorial Staff

Graphics – Sean O’Brien (’18) & Tess O’Brien (’16)

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Best of School Newspapers Online Stories

Tess O’Brien Manny Scott returns to Palatine

Kaitlin Krause Behind the scenes of Romeo and Juliet

Tess O’Brien District 211’s transgender policy amiss with students

Kayla Ruiz Let’s hear it for the (Applied Tech) girls

Tess O’Brien What to expect from Netflix this year

SNO Recognition Badges

icon_story_best_writing_large Excellence in Writing Badge

icon_site_excellence_large  Site Excellence Badge

    Multimedia Badge

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2014 – 2015

Illinois High School Association Journalism State
2nd place Advertising Paige Powell (‘16)
1st place News writing Laura Plata (‘15)
1st place Review writing Tess O’Brien (‘16)
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Illinois High School Association Journalism Sectionals
1st place Advertising Paige Powell (‘16)
4th place Broadcast news Mike Smith (‘15)
2nd place Editorial cartoon Paige Powell (‘16)
5th place Feature photography Susan Jablonski (‘16)
3rd place Feature writing Laura Plata (‘15)
5th place Infographics Eleanor Esbrook (‘15)
2nd place News writing Laura Plata (‘15)
3rd place Review writing Tess O’Brien (‘16)
4th place Sports writing Tess O’Brien (‘16)
6th place Yearbook copywriting Allison Steinebrey (‘16)

Northern Illinois Scholastic Press Association
NISPA2015

School Newspapers Online
Site Excellence Badge
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