Thursday, May 16, 2013

Press Club honors high school journalists

Aragon High School in San Mateo took top honors at the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club’s 2013 High School Journalism Awards, which were presented Thursday afternoon at the San Mateo County History Museum in Redwood City.

Aragon’s newspaper, The Outlook, was recognized as the first-place winner in the General Excellence category. The Outlook received a total of 13 awards, topping last year’s record of 12. The paper’s editor and advisor will be honored at the Press Club’s Evening of Excellence June 1 at the Crowne Plaza in Foster City.

In all, 10 Peninsula high schools participated in the competition, each with a first place plaque or second and third place certificates. The competition drew 370 entries in 12 categories from 182 students. Twenty nine individuals received awards.

The contest was judged by professional journalists who are members of the Press Club and is co-sponsored by the Hillsdale Shopping Center, San Mateo.

Here is a complete list of the winning entries:

News Story 
First: Francisco Alvarado, Jefferson Tom Tom, Jefferson High School, Daily City
Second: Utkash Dubey, The Oracle, Henry M. Gunn High School, Palo Alto
Third: Harry Patino, Woodside World, Woodside High School, Woodside

Feature Story 
First: Brandon Liu, The Aragon Outlook, Aragon High School, San Mateo
Second: Wyatt Cooper, The Aragon Outlook, Aragon High School, San Mateo
Third: Paniz Amirnasiri, The Aragon Outlook, Aragon High School, San Mateo
Honorable Mention: Regina Wen, The Aragon Outlook, Aragon High School, San Mateo
Honorable Mention: Anna Wheeler, The Highlander, Carlmont High School, Belmont
Honorable Mention: Jamauri Bowles, The Eastside Panther, Eastside College Preparatory School, East Palo Alto
Honorable Mention: Catalina Zhao, The Oracle, Henry M. Gunn High School, Palo Alto
Honorable Mention: Alexis Carlos, Haley Sheetz, Woodside World, Woodside High School, Woodside

Sports Story 
First: Bryan Anderson, The Burlingame B, Burlingame High School, Burlingame
Second: Edward Perez, The Eastside Panther, Eastside College Preparatory School, East Palo Alto
Third: Jacob Rudger, The Highlander, Carlmont High School, Belmont

Editorial 
First: Jessica Liang, Andrea Icaza, Kelly Henseley, The Thunderbolt, Mills High School, Millbrae
Second: Juhie Desai, The Bearcat, San Mateo High School, San Mateo
Third: Gianna Dimick, The Highlander Staff, The Highlander, Carlmont High School, Belmont

Column 
First: Mitch Donat, The Oracle, Henry M. Gunn High School, Palo Alto
Second: Jack Herrera, The Aragon Outlook, Aragon High School, San Mateo
Third: Jacob Ng, The Thunderbolt, Mills High School, Millbrae

News Photo 
First: Marika Rundle, The Burlingame B, Burlingame High School, Burlingame
Second: Melissa Moy, The Aragon Outlook, Aragon High School, San Mateo
Third: Alex Furuya, The Aragon Outlook, Aragon High School, San Mateo

Feature Photo 
First: Paniz Amirnasiri, The Aragon Outlook, Aragon High School, San Mateo
Second: Valerie Perez, The Aragon Outlook, Aragon High School, San Mateo
Third: Karenna Meredith, The Highlander, Carlmont High School, Belmont

Sports Photo 
First: Brittney Chew, The Aragon Outlook, Aragon High School, San Mateo
Second: Bobby Lyon, The Highlander, Carlmont High School, Belmont
Third: Jason Mai, The Aragon Outlook, Aragon High School, San Mateo

Layout and Design 
First: The Raven Staff, Raven Report, Sequoia High School, Redwood City
Second: The Panther Staff, The Eastside Panther, Eastside College Preparatory School, East Palo Alto
Third: The Outlook Staff, The Aragon Outlook, Aragon High School, San Mateo

Web Site Design 
First: Victoria Xiao, Jonathan Slowey, The Bearcat, San Mateo High School, San Mateo
Second: Jonathan Staryuk, The Aragon Outlook, Aragon High School, San Mateo
Third: Andrea Icaza, The Thunderbolt, Mills High School, Millbrae

Web Site Content 
First: The B Staff, The Burlingame B, Burlingame High School, Burlingame
Second: Erica Valbusa, The Highlander Staff, Scot Scoop News, Carlmont High School, Belmont

Third: Victoria Xiao, Jonathan Slowey, The Bearcat, San Mateo High School, San Mateo

General Excellence 
First: The Outlook Staff, The Aragon Outlook, Aragon High School, San Mateo
Second: The Oracle Staff, The Oracle, Henry M. Gunn High School, Palo Alto
Third: The Highlander Staff, The Highlander, Carlmont High School, Belmont

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello! The name of the person from the Eastside Panther newspaper who received honorable mention in the feature story category is actually spelled "Jamauri" not "Jamaujri."

San Francisco Peninsula Press Club said...

Thanks for the correction. We'll update the posting.

Anonymous said...

When will the SF Press Club be taking submissions for the 2014 awards?