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2020 California Journalism Awards Campus Profile Story Contest Winners – High Schools

2020 California Journalism Awards
Campus Profile Story Contest Winners

High Schools

 

First-place and second-place plaques will be shipped directly to the winning publications in the coming weeks.

Personalized certificates will also be mailed to winners in each category.

A complete list of all California Journalism Award winners will be provided on May 18th.

 

Circ Group(s)Category NameAwardOrganizationCityEntry TitleCommentsCreditsCompetition Comments
High SchoolsProfile StoryFirst PlaceSacramento Country Day School-The OctagonAward-winning pianist plays at Carnegie Hall, performs with Country Day Jazz BandThis story was engaging from the start, cleanly written and had a variety of sources that went beyond the typical high school journalism level.Héloïse SchepHigh school students who submitted profile stories selected interesting topics relevant to their school community and beyond. Some of the writers demonstrated writing skills beyond their years.
High SchoolsProfile StorySecond PlaceSacramento Country Day School-The OctagonSenior on music: 'I definitely want to keep playing for as long as I can'You demonstrate advanced writing for high school journalism. Nice, clean story.Arikta TrivediHigh school students who submitted profile stories selected interesting topics relevant to their school community and beyond. Some of the writers demonstrated writing skills beyond their years.
High SchoolsProfile StoryThird PlaceSacramento Country Day School-The OctagonSenior swimmer commits to Divison I universityThis story has very clean, advanced writing for the high school level. While committing to a college is not the most original topic, this reporter used excellent storytelling skills.Arijit TrivediHigh school students who submitted profile stories selected interesting topics relevant to their school community and beyond. Some of the writers demonstrated writing skills beyond their years.
High SchoolsProfile StoryFourth PlaceArchbishop Riordan High School-The CrusaderSan FranciscoRiordan manager Dominic Stevens' iconic journey to the courtThis is a lovely story about an athlete pursuing a dream. But the one thing that is unclear to me: Why did Dominic wait until the last game to try basketball? There must be a reason that for years he was team manager, but then wanted to play. Your whole school may know why, but I don't. That said, still an inspiring story.Steven RissottoHigh school students who submitted profile stories selected interesting topics relevant to their school community and beyond. Some of the writers demonstrated writing skills beyond their years.
High SchoolsProfile StoryFifth PlaceArchbishop Riordan High School-The CrusaderSan FranciscoFallen Crusader remembered decades after Golden Dragon MassacreYou have a very intriguing topic. As a profile story, however, I would have liked to have learned a lot more about this fallen Crusader. I also needed more information about why some of the people were quoted, and why their comments matter.CJ CabaneroHigh school students who submitted profile stories selected interesting topics relevant to their school community and beyond. Some of the writers demonstrated writing skills beyond their years.
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