The Chesterton High School Student Press presented its annual Quill and
Scroll induction and publications awards dinner on the evening of May 18 at
the Thomas Branch of the Westchester Public Library.
Editor-publisher Warren H. Canright of the Chesterton Tribune
presented the 28th annual Warren R. Canright Outstanding Senior Journalist
Award to Katelyn Povlinski of the Sandscript and Allison Corona of Singing
English/Journalism teacher John Hayduk awarded the 11th annual Kathryn
Elizabeth Pokorny Student Press Memorial Scholarships, courtesy of the Clare
and Frank Pokorny Family, to Jessica Campbell and Katelyn Povlinski of the
Sandscript and to Singing Sands' Allison Corona, all of whom will attend
Jennifer Williams, Morgan Trial, and Kaliegh Quick of the Sandscript were
presented with summer workshop partial grants to the Indiana University High
School Journalism Institute in Bloomington.
Also honored were new and current members of the Kathryn Elizabeth Pokorny
Chapter of the International Honorary Society of High School Journalists
(Quill and Scroll) and other staff members of the Sandscript and Singing
Quill and Scroll inducted 17 new members and recognized five current members
during a candlelight ceremony emceed by president Katelyn Povlinski and
secretary Allison Corona, assisted by Lindsey Casbon, Holly Pearson, and
Jordyn Welling of Singing Sands.
Those inducted from the Sandscript included Jessica Campbell, Hannah Froman,
Spencer Gordon, Jessica Hickle, Jeffrey Russell, Micheala Sosby, April
Spenny, Haleigh VanderVinne, Jennifer Williams, and Maria Zakhar; those from
Singing Sands included Megan Amling, Eric Dishman, Toni Greco, Evelyn
Hanson, and Bradley Levi; from WDSO-FM was William Atherton; and from both
the Sandscript and WDSO-FM was Alison Larimore.
Receiving updated pins were Katelyn Povlinski of the Sandscript and
English/Journalism teacher/advisor Bill Caulton, Allison Corona, and Jordyn
Welling of Singing Sands. Senior members receiving honor certificates and/or
cords included Jessica Campbell, Katelyn Povlinski (honors cord for over
eight semesters of service) and Maria Zakhar of the Sandscript; Megan Amling,
Allison Corona (honors cord for over eight semesters of service), Lindsey
Casbon, Evelyn Hanson, Bradley Levi, Holly Pearson and Jordyn Welling
(honors cord for over eight semesters of service) of Singing Sands; and
Alison Larimore (honors cord for over eight semesters of service) of both
the Sandscript and WDSO-FM.
After dinner, service certificates and major awards for the Sandscript and
Singing Sands were presented.
Katelyn Povlinski of the Sandscript received the South Bend Tribune
Most-Valuable Newspaper Staffer Award; she, along with other Michiana high
school journalists, will be featured in the Tribune in June.
For Singing Sands, Allison Corona was named most-valuable staffer and
Lindsey Casbon, most-valuable editor.
Receiving outstanding-in-class honors from the Sandscript were Micheala
Sosby, outstanding sophomore; Jessica Hickle, outstanding junior; and
Katelyn Povlinski, outstanding senior; and from Singing Sands, Katie Smith,
outstanding freshman; Katie Haggerty, outstanding sophomore; Toni Greco,
outstanding junior; and Allison Corona, outstanding senior.
Honored as best newspaper cub reporter was Kaliegh Quick of the Sandscript,
while Jessica Hickle of the Sandscript was named most-professional newspaper
Named best new staffers were Maria Zakhar of the Sandscript and Katie
Haggerty of Singing Sands.
Designated as most-improved staffers were Jeffrey Russell of the Sandscript
and Sheila Swibes of Singing Sands.
For producing quality work in a low-key manner, the Sandscript's Hannah
Froman and Morgan Trial received Subtle Quality awards.
Singing Sands' Eric Dishman received the Most-Committed Staffer Award.
For spending notable time after school working on their publications,
Micheala Sosby and Jennifer Williams of the Sandscript and Toni Greco of
Singing Sands received the Midnight Oil awards.
Editors-in-chief for the 2011-12 newspaper and yearbook were announced.
Micheala Sosby will be EIC for the Sandscript, while Eric Dishman and Toni
Greco will be co-EICís for Singing Sands.
Hayduk is advisor to the Sandscript and sponsor of Quill and Scroll; Caulton
is advisor to Singing Sands and technology teacher Matthew Waters is station
manager of WDSO-FM.