Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Press Club honors high school journalists

High school journalists from throughout the Peninsula were honored yesterday (April 30) when the Peninsula Press Club presented its 2007 High School Journalism Awards at a reception in Ralston Hall at Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont. More than 100 students from 11 high schools submitted 237 entries from their 2006-2007 newspapers, Web sites and magazines which were judged by professional members of the Press Club. The competition was co-sponsored by Hillsdale Shopping Center, the Journalism Program of NDNU and the Press Club.

Above, editors and staff of Eastside College Preparatory School's high school newspaper, The Eastside Panther, stood proud after winning the Peninsula Press Clubs highest award for General Excellence at the awards ceremony. The editors of the student newspaper are Jose Ibarra, Jannette Angulo and Lindsey Turner. More photos on our high school contest page.

Here are the award winners:
    General Excellence

    First: Eastside Panther, Eastside Prep
    Second: Jefferson Tom-Tom, Jefferson High School
    Third: Mills Thunderbolt, Mills High School

    Layout and Design

    First: Burlingame B, Burlingame High School
    Second: Eastside Panther, Eastside Prep
    Third: The Friar, Serra High School

    Web Site Design

    First: The Paly Voice, Palo Alto High School

    Web Site Content

    First: The Paly Voice, Palo Alto High School

    Column

    First: Trevor Cox, Serra High School
    Second: Caroline Hodge, Henry M. Gunn Senior High School
    Third: Billy Low, Pinewood School

    Editorial

    First: Mayra Cisneros, Eastside College Prep
    Second: Caroline Hodge, Gunn High School
    Third: Maira Navarro, Eastside College Prep
    Honorable Mention: Francisco Tamayo, Eastside College

    Feature Story

    (Tie) First: David Lee, Serra High School
    First: Jenny Ji , Palo Alto High School

    (Tie) Second: Molly Cornfield, Palo Alto High School
    Second: Chelsea Williams, Palo Alto High School

    Honorable Mention: Daniel Brenner, Pinewood High School
    Honorable Mention: Gerald Smith and Sergio Portela Jr., Jefferson High School.

    Sports Story

    First: Kyle Hutchinson, Serra High School
    Second: Sarah Flamm, Palo Alto High School
    Third: Nick Fraioli, Pinewood High School

    News story

    First: Andrea Dominguez, Jefferson High School
    Second: Marissa Hom, Mills High
    Third: Sarah Flamm, Palo Alto High School
    Honorable Mention: Ruby Farias, Eastside Prep
    Honorable Mention: Trevor Cox, Serra High School

    News Photo

    First: Jose Ibarra, Eastside Prep
    Second: Hannah Hoffman, Burlingame High School
    Third: Jose Ibarra, Eastside Prep

    Feature Photo

    First: Kaela Fox, Palo Alto High School
    Second: Kaela Fox, Palo Alto High School
    Third: Ken Zurcher, Serra High School

    Sports Photo

    First: Victoria Vargas, Eastside Prep
    Second: Kaela Fox, Palo Alto High School
    Third: Jose Ibarra, Eastside Prep

    Special Recognition

    The Palo Alto High School Verde Magazine

The San Francisco Peninsula Press Club's annual High School Journalism Contest accepts entries from schools in February and March. An exact deadline for entries will be announced in January.

Who won in the past?
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
(Photo credit: Erik Oeverndiek)