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CHS journalists honored at Quill and Scroll student press banquet

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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 Center.

Editor David Canright, of the Chesterton Tribune, presented the 35th annual W.R. Canright Outstanding Senior Journalist Award to Jennie Moran of the Sandscript.

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.

English 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 journalism work.

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 Sandscript.

Following a buffet dinner, Hayduk presented awards and service certificates to Sandscript staffers.

Receiving an 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.

Taking 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.

Among other Sandscript staffers honored were Giselle Hood, best cub reporter; Moran, most committed staffer; Nicole Bilyak, most improved staffer; and Farrell, most professional staffer.

For producing 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.

For his 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 South Carolina.

Editors-in-chief 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.



Posted 5/17/2018




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