Friday, May 20, 2016

Press Club presents journalism awards to high school students

Bay Area student journalists received 47 awards of excellence on Thursday (May 19, 2016) from the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club. The awards ceremony was held at the San Mateo County History Museum, 2200 Broadway Street in Redwood City.

Judges selected winners from 441 entries from student journalists throughout the Bay Area. Awards honored work completed in newspapers, websites and yearbooks during the 2015-16 school year. Entries were judged by professional journalists associated with the Press Club.

Carlmont High School’s “The Highlander” won the First Place General Excellence award for newspapers, and Junipero Serra High School’s yearbook won the First Place General Excellence award for yearbooks.


High School 2016 Annual SFPPC Student Journalism Award Winners 
#1 — NEWS 
• First Place: Santa Clara High School, “School crosswalk endangers students” by Hannah Shin
• Second Place: Carlmont High School, “Jewish students face conflict: prom or Passover?” by Aria Frangos
• Third Place: Carlmont High School, “Scots spread love” by Jill Albertson

#2 — FEATURES
• First Place: Aragon High School, “Every Bit as Human as Everyone Else” by Michael Herrera, Anders Zhou
• Second Place: Washington High School, “Ansley Guillebeau: 2338 Miles Away From Sweet Home Alabama” by Hanaki Sato
• Third Place: Santa Clara High School, “Student Battled Anorexia Because of Modeling Standards” by Sadia Hasan
• Honorable Mention: Carlmont High School, “Obsessive Compulsive Disorder” by Kelly Song
• Honorable Mention: Carlmont High School, “Social Anxiety” by Megan Tao
• Honorable Mention: Carlmont High School, “Genderfluid Flows Through Carlmont High School” by Holly Chen
• Honorable Mention: Aragon High School, “How Old are You?” by Annika Hom, Katie Savage

#3 — SPORTS STORY
• First Place: Eastside College Prep, “Girls hoops are golden” by Vanessa Ibarra
• Second Place: Carlmont High School, “Sequoia hold on to Terremere Trophy” by Bijan Khalili, Minh-Han Vu
• Third Place: Carlmont High School, “Sun sets on girls soccer with a tough CCS game” by Aria Frangos

#4 — EDITORIAL
• First Place: Eastside College Prep, “Let's wipe out the Drama disease” by Staff
• Second Place: Convent of the Sacred Heart, “Racial insensitivity triggers community discussion” by Staff
• Third Place: Eastside College Prep, “Wake up and read the 'For Sale' signs” by Staff

#5 — COLUMN
• First Place: Carlmont High School, “Are liberals really open-minded?” by Anya Marie Meredith
• Second Place: Carlmont High School, “Why Is It So Hard to Get a Great Bagel in California?” “Coming to America” and “Story of a second semester senior” by Kelly Song
• Third Place: Eastside College Prep, “A word from the wise: Owen the Owls speaks out” “Remember R-e-s-p-e-c-t? Let's show some” “Not in my house!” by Isaac Olvera

#6 — NEWS PHOTO
• First Place: Carlmont High School “Super Bowl City policies spark 'Tackle Homelessness' protest?” by Han Vu
• Second Place: Aragon High School, “Seussical: Oh, the thinks you can think...” by Scott Liu
• Third Place: Eastside College Prep, “Sophomore Isaiah Meacham calmly waits for the technician to finish placing the needle in his arm” by Roberto Perez

#7 — FEATURE PHOTO
 • First Place: Aragon High School, “Your Food, Your Choice: The Rise of Customization in Restaurants” by Jenney Zhang
• Second Place: Carlmont High School, “Boxed water VS bottled water: do the differences outweigh the similarities?” by Estella Lippi
• Third Place: Junipero Serra High School, “Light Shapes Our Way (Title Page for Yearbook)” by George Anagnostou

#8 — SPORTS PHOTO 
• First Place: Eastside College Prep, “Sophomore Alayah Bell faces tough defense from Village Christian High School during the state championship game on Thursday at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento” by Elizabeth Perez
• Second Place: Carlmont High School, “Carlmont proves to be a competitor at track PAL” by Avery Adams
• Third Place: Aragon High School, “Track and Field Teams Compete at San Mateo Bearcats Invite” by Scott Liu

#9 — LAYOUT & DESIGN 
• First Place: Washington High School, “The Eagle: May 20, 2015” by Winny Huang
• Second Place: San Mateo High School, “San Mateo Hi: December 10, 2015 and March 10, 2016” by Tiffany Lee, Cindy Zhang, Ellen Zhu
• Third Place: Washington High School, “The Eagle: March 18” by Nicole Bergelson

#10 — WEB SITE DESIGN 
• First Place: Carlmont High School, “Scot Scoop News” by Sarah Schisla, Taran Sun, Aria Frangos, Sophie Haddad, Megan Tao
• Second Place: Mills High School, “Mills Thunderbolt” by Daysia Tolentino
• Third Place: San Mateo High School, “The San Mateo Hi” by Rachel Kirkes

#11 — WEB SITE CONTENT 
• First Place: Aragon High School, “The Aragon Outlook” by Staff
• Second Place: Carlmont High School, “Scot Scoop News” by Sarah Schisla, Taran Sun, Aria Frangos, Sophie Haddad, Megan Tao
• Third Place: Convent of the Sacred Heart High School, “The Broadview” by Staff

#12 — YEARBOOK CONTENT
• First Place: Junipero Serra High School, “Midweek Chic” by George Anagnostou, Cole Moscaret
• Second Place: Junipero Serra High School, “The Final Yard” by Cole Moscaret
• Third Place: Mills High School, “Back on Track” by Staff

#13 — GENERAL EXCELLENCE / YEARBOOK
First Place: Junipero Serra High School

#13 — GENERAL EXCELLENCE / NEWSPAPER
First Place: Carlmont High School, “The Highlander” by Staff
Second Place: Aragon High School, “The Aragon Outlook” by Staff
Third Place Tie: Convent of the Sacred Heart, “The Broadview” by Staff
Third Place Tie: San Mateo High School, “The San Mateo Hi” by Staff
Honorable Mention: Eastside College Prep, “The Eastside Panther” by Staff
Honorable Mention: Santa Clara High School, “The Roar” by Staff

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