The Chesterton High
School Student Press hosted its annual Quill & Scroll/Student Press awards
dinner on Wednesday, May 16, at the Westchester Public Library Baugher
Canright, of the Chesterton Tribune, presented the 35th annual W.R.
Canright Outstanding Senior Journalist Award to Jennie Moran of the
Former CHS math
teacher Clare Pokorny presented the 18th annual Kathryn Elizabeth Pokorny
Student Press Memorial scholarships to Brenna Farrell of the Sandscript,
and Moran, who will attend Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant,
Mich., and Indiana University in Bloomington, respectively.
teacher/Quill & Scroll sponsor/Sandscript advisor John Hayduk
recognized members of the Kathryn Elizabeth Pokorny Chapter of the
International Honorary Society of High School Journalists (Quill & Scroll)
and other staff members of the Sandscript.
Quill & Scroll
spotlighted Moran with an editor-in-chief pin, an honor certificate, a
diploma sticker, and an honor cord for her eight semesters of outstanding
As president of
Quill & Scroll, Moran presented Farrell with a gold key pin and Kayla Smith
and Jordan Tuel with newspaper pins for their contributions to the
Following a buffet
dinner, Hayduk presented awards and service certificates to Sandscript
outstanding editorial-writing award from the Womanís Press Club of Indiana (WPCI)
was Moran, who placed second in Indiana.
Each staff member
received a Sandscript national first-place winner certificate from
the American Scholastic Press Association (ASPA) and a Sandscript
service certificate. CHS was one of just two Indiana schools so recognized
by the ASPA.
outstanding-in-class honors for the Sandscript were Makayla Martin,
outstanding freshman; Claire Bailey, outstanding sophomore; Haydin Rivera,
outstanding junior; and Farrell and Moran, outstanding seniors.
Sandscript staffers honored were Giselle Hood, best cub reporter; Moran,
most committed staffer; Nicole Bilyak, most improved staffer; and Farrell,
most professional staffer.
quality work in a low-key manner, Smith and Tuel received subtle quality
awards. For spending notable time after school working on their publication,
Farrell, Moran, Smith, and Tuel received midnight oil awards.
consistently strong support of First Amendment rights and the young voices
of the Sandscript, principal Jeff Van Drie was given a gift from
Sandscript staffers as he transitions to the Clemson University area in
for the 2018-19 newspaper and yearbook were announced at the eventís
conclusion by English teacher/Singing Sands advisor Charles Smith.
Claire Bailey will be editor-in-chief for the Sandscript, while
Samantha Joseph will be editor-in-chief for Singing Sands.