Thursday, May 19, 2005

Winners announced in high school contest

For the second year in a row, the Burlingame B, the student newspaper at Burlingame High School, took first-place honors in General Excellence. The B and its staff members also won a total of five awards in the 2004-2005 Peninsula Press Club High School Journalism Awards Competition.

Palo Alto High School's Campanile newspaper and Paly Voice Web site were honored with nine awards.

The contest is sponsored by the Peninsula Press Club, Hillsdale Shopping Center and the journalism program at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont. Awards were presented at a reception May 18 in Ralston Hall on the Belmont campus of NDNU.

Nine publications from eight high schools from Daly City to Palo Alto provided 222 entries for the competition which covered April 1, 2004, through March 31, 2005. Professional journalists and members of the Press Club served as judges for the contest.

Here's a complete list of the winners:

General Excellence
First: Burlingame High School B;
Second: Jefferson High School Tom-Tom;
Third: Eastside College Prep Panther;
Honorable Mention: Mills High School Thunderbolt.

Layout & Design
First: Burlingame High School B;
Second: Jefferson High School Tom-Tom;
Third: Mills High School Thunderbolt.
HM: Eastside College Prep Panther.

News Story
First: Alicia Rovai-Cruz, Jefferson High School Tom-Tom;
Second: Alex Montalvo, Burlingame High School B;
Third: Jonathan Steinman, Palo Alto High School Campanile;
HM: Danny Snyder, Palo Alto High School Campanile.

Feature Story
First: Kim Segall, Palo Alto High School Campanile;
Second: Anjali Albuquerque, Palo Alto High School Campanile;
Third: Alex Montalvo, Burlingame High School B;
HM: Tim Chang, Palo Alto High School Campanile.

Editorial
First: Alexis Salas, Jefferson High School Tom-Tom;
Second: Karishma Oza, Palo Alto High School Campanile;
Third: Stephanie Chan, Mills High School Thunderbolt;
HM: Soumya Sringesh, Palo Alto High School Campanile;

Sports Story
First: Jonathan Steinman, Palo Alto High School Campanile;
Second: David Tufo, Burlingame High School B;
Third: Vallery Armas, Mills High School Thunderbolt;
HM: Thomas O'Connell and Laura Mitchell, Palo Alto High School's Paly Voice.

News Photo
First: Michaelle Fernandez; Jefferson High School Tom-Tom;
Second: Bianca Padilla, Jefferson High School Tom-Tom;
Third: Nicole Faumuina, Jefferson High School Tom-Tom.

Feature Photo
First: Robin McNulty, Palo Alto High School's Paly Voice;
Second: Michaelle Fernandez, Jefferson High School Tom-Tom.

Sports Photo
First: Jose Ibarra, Eastside College Prep Panther;
Second: Rachel Altmaier, Pinewood School Panther Prints;
Third: Rachel Altmaier, Pinewood School Panther Prints;
HM: Luis A. Torres, Eastside College Prep Panther.

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