Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Eastside Prep, Paly take top high school journalism prizes

The Eastside Panther of Eastside College Preparatory High School in East Palo Alto took top honors in General Excellence in the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club’s High School Journalism Competition this year. (Above is the staff of the Panther with adviser Angela Filo at left.

Palo Alto High School, which entered two magazines and one online publication, won the most awards with 11, including best web site content and design.

Awards were presented at a reception today (May 12) in the ballroom of Ralston Hall on the campus of Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont.

This year 167 students from 10 high schools in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties participated in 12 categories.

The staff of the Eastside Panther will be introduced at the Evening of Excellence awards dinner June 6 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Foster City.

Here’s a complete list of winners:
    WEB SITE DESIGN
      1. The Paly Voice, Palo Alto High School
      2. The San Mateo Hi, San Mateo High School

    WEB SITE CONTENT
      1. The Paly Voice, Palo Alto High School
      2. The Oracle, Gunn High School

    COLUMN
      1. Jon Proctor, The Oracle, Gunn High School
      2. Ben Brown, Viking Magazine, Palo Alto High School
      3. Oliver Davies, Viking Magazine, Palo Alto High School

    EDITORIAL
      1. Tie: Jon Proctor, The Oracle, Gunn High School and Janelle Viray, The Tom-Tom, Jefferson High School
      2. Tie: Nicola Mehrling, Terra Nova Times, Terra Nova High School, and Connie Yang and Dan Schwartz, The Paly Voice, Palo Alto High
      3. Ca'shea Airy, The Panther, Eastside College Prep

    NEWS PHOTO
      1. Rumaanah Khan, The Panther, Eastside College Prep
      2. Cally Berg, The Paly Voice, Palo Alto High School
      3. Meghan McCarron, The Terra Nova Times, Terra Nova High School
      HM: Craig Hudson, The Terra Nova Times, Terra Nova High School

    SPORTS STORY
      1. Marco Scola, Palo Alto Viking
      2. Garret Conour, Aragon Outlook
      3. Carlos Orellana, Jefferson Tom-Tom

    FEATURE PHOTO
      1. Sadaf Malik, The Thunderbolt, Mills High School
      2. Will Atkinson, The San Mateo Hi, San Mateo High School
      3. Francisco Tamayo, The Panther, Eastside College Prep

    NEWS STORY
      1. Faisal Hamid, The Thunderbolt, Mills High School
      2. Warren Mallari and Nicole Chien, The Tom-Tom, Jefferson High School
      3. Sandra Bernal, Carlos Orellana, Jael Campos and Janice Higuera, The Tom-Tom, Jefferson High School

    SPORTS PHOTO
      1. Spencer Sims, The Viking, Palo Alto High School
      2. Craig Hudson, The Terra Nova Times, Terra Nova High School
      3. Malaika Drebin, The Viking, Palo Alto High School
      HM: Victoria Vargas, The Panther, Eastside College Prep
      HM: Victoria Vargas, The Panther, Eastside College Prep

    FEATURE STORY
      1. Malaika Drebin, Viking Magazine, Palo Alto High School
      2. Caroline Wang, Verde Magazine, Palo Alto High School
      3. Tim Qin and Melanie Maemura, Verde Magazine, Palo Alto High School
      HM: Hanna Brody and Lauren Hammerson, Viking Magazine, Palo Alto High School

    LAYOUT AND DESIGN
      1. The Outlook, Aragon High School
      2. The Panther, Eastside College Prep
      3. San Mateo Hi, San Mateo High School

    GENERAL EXCELLENCE
      1. The Panther, Eastside College Prep
      2. The Oracle, Gunn High School
      3. The Tom-Tom, Jefferson High School
      HM: The San Mateo Hi, San Mateo High School

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