2020 California Journalism Awards - Campus Division

Enterprise News Story or Series ( High Schools)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Granite Bay High School-The Gazette
    Entry Title: Parties change in mood after college letter-opening
    Entry Credit: Heba Bounar
    Judge Comment: Sensitive and indepth reporting about a part of the high school experience that is often overlooked. Great job setting the scene and capturing the emotions of students.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Castro Valley High School-The Olympian
    Entry Title: “Stand up, step up and just do it!”
    Entry Credit: Jeanette Wallis, Malin Johansson, Miguel Bernas, Hannah Pilgrim
    Judge Comment: Excellent compilation of mini profiles that captures the efforts of students in the face of the pandemic.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Archbishop Riordan High School-The Crusader
    Entry Title: Ice cream stores melting under economic pressure
    Entry Credit: Andrei Lynch
    Judge Comment: A well-written look at one of our beloved institutions — ice cream stores — that reveals the struggle of small businesses during Covid restrictions.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Sacramento Country Day School-The Octagon
    Entry Title: Neighbors fight school expansion plan
    Entry Credit: Nihal Gulati
    Judge Comment: Excellent ongoing coverage of a complicated and contentious process. Great example of sticking with a story.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Archbishop Riordan High School-The Crusader
    Entry Title: Stranded by indoor theaters, moviegoers pull up to drive-ins
    Entry Credit: Sean DiNicola
    Judge Comment: A well-researched look at one of the unexpected results of the pandemic — the return of drive-ins.