McCallum wins 2021 Staff Excellence Blue and Gold Award

School takes home top honor for third time in the last four years

McCallum High School of Austin, Texas has won the 2021 Blue and Gold Award for Staff Excellence in the 2021 International Writing, Photo and Multimedia Contest. This is the third time in four years McCallum has walked away with top honors – MHS previously won the award in 2018 and 2019.

Students from six countries submitted 2,508 entries in 34 categories, and judges chose 273 winning entries produced by 320 students, or National Winners. Every winning entry earns a Quill and Scroll Gold Key. Individual winners are listed at the bottom of this page.

Quill and Scroll honors Sweepstakes Winners (First Place) in every category with a special certificate. All National Winners (Sweepstakes, Second Place, Third Place and Honorable Mention) receive award letters and are eligible to apply for Quill and Scroll Scholarships, which have an application deadline of May 15. Certificates and letters will be mailed to schools soon. If you see any errors in the names below, please contact Quill and Scroll ASAP by emailed [email protected].

Schools with the most winning entries receive Blue and Gold Awards for Writing, Visuals and Overall Excellence. We award the top three performing schools in each Award Category. Here are those winning schools:

Staff Excellence

McCallum HS (Austin, TX)

Writing Excellence

  • McCallum HS (Austin, TX)
  • Shawnee Mission East HS (Prairie Village, KS)
  • Parkway West HS (Ballwin, MO)

Visual Excellence

  • McCallum HS (Austin, TX)
  • Ladue Horton Watkins HS
  • Bryant HS (Bryant, AR)

Multimedia Excellence

  • Shawnee Mission East HS (Prairie Village, KS)
  • Prosper HS (Prosper, TX)
  • Gulliver Preparatory School (Pinecrest, FL)
  • Mira Costa HS (Manhattan Beach, CA)

Below find the top three entries in each category, and below that find all 170 Honorable Mention entries organized alphabetically by the name of the school.

Individual Winners

(1st, 2nd and 3rd places; honorable mentions below)

Click on the category to reveal the winners!

Editorial Writing

SWEEPSTAKES WINNER: Connor Raffa – Trinity Preparatory School, Winter Park, Florida

Second Place: Ulaa Kuziez – Parkway West HS, Ballwin, Missouri

Third Place: Rose Kanaley – Shawnee Mission East HS, Prairie Village, Kansas

News Writing

SWEEPSTAKES WINNER: Kelly Murphy — Shawnee Mission East HS, Prairie Village, Kansas

Second Place: Zoe DeYoung — Parkway West HS, Ballwin, Missouri

Third Place: Natalie Schliekelman — Clarke Central HS, Athens, Georgia

Pandemic Coverage - Single Story

SWEEPSTAKES WINNER: Emily Early — Parkway West HS, Ballwin, Missouri

Second Place: Keira Beller — Shalhevet HS, Los Angeles, California

Third Place: Alice Meng — Iowa City West HS, Iowa City, Iowa

Pandemic Coverage - Series of Stories

SWEEPSTAKES WINNER: The KHS Journalism Partnership — Kirkwood HS, Kirkwood, Missouri

Second Place: Timberlines & Woodman Staff — Greenwood Community HS, Greenwood, Indiana

Third Place: S. Ellison, M. Chairs, K. Gordon, C. Pray, M. Hudson, C. Horstman, E. Becker, A. Thomas, J. Brewer, L. Taliaferro, M. Williams, S. Bondada, I. Lowery, A. Sathishkumar, M. Helbig, K. Williams, R. O’Donnell, A. Perez, A. Winkler, P. Kilen — Francis Howell North HS, St. Charles, Missouri

Feature Writing

SWEEPSTAKES WINNER: Madelynn Niles — McCallum HS, Austin, Texas

Second Place: Campbell Wood — Shawnee Mission East HS, Prairie Village, Kansas

Third Place: Emily Moser — Blue Valley Northwest HS, Overland Park, Kansas

Column Writing

SWEEPSTAKES WINNER: Isabelle Wilson – The John Carroll School, Bel Air, Maryland

Second Place: Ellie Kim – Pascack Valley HS, Hillsdale, New Jersey

Third Place: Jessica Montoya Moreno – McCallum HS, Austin, Texas

Review Writing

SWEEPSTAKES WINNER: Emily Davis — Starr’s Mill HS, Fayetteville, Georgia

Second Place: Campbell Wood — Shawnee Mission East HS, Prairie Village, Kansas

Third Place: Hugh Chan — Ladue Horton Watkins HS, St. Louis, Missouri

In-Depth Reporting: Individual

SWEEPSTAKES WINNER: Alexandra Rozmarin — University Preparatory Academy, San Jose, California

Second Place: Kylie Clifton — Portage Northern HS, Portage, Michigan

Third Place: Ava Smith — Henry W. Grady HS, Atlanta, Georgia

In-Depth Reporting: Team

SWEEPSTAKES WINNER: Kylie Clifton, Astrid Code, Maya Daniels, Sloan Markin, Bryana Quick — Portage Northern HS, Portage, Michigan

Second Place: Melissa Liu, Bedansh Pandey — Northview HS, Johns Creek, Georgia

Third Place: Emma Lingo, Maddie Meyers, Malcia Greene, Kiden-Aloyse Smith, Rachel Finan, Charlotte Heinrich — Kirkwood HS, Kirkwood, Missouri

Sports Feature Writing

SWEEPSTAKES WINNER: Sam Hawkins — Carmel HS, Carmel, Indiana

Second Place: Julianna Berry-Stoelzle — Iowa City HS, Iowa City, IA

Third Place: Kathleen Ortiz — Kingwood Park HS, Kingwood, Texas

Sports Game/Event Coverage

SWEEPSTAKES WINNER: Thomas Melina Raab — McCallum HS, Austin, Texas

Second Place: Spencer Goldstein — Pascack Valley HS, Hillsdale, New Jersey

Third Place: Abigail Carter — Starr’s Mill HS, Fayetteville, Georgia

Profile Writing

SWEEPSTAKES WINNER: Charlotte Heinrich — Kirkwood HS, Kirkwood, Missouri

Second Place: Morgan Reese — Prosper HS, Prosper, Texas

Third Place: Andrew Robinson — Clarke Central HS, Athens, Georgia

Political Writing

SWEEPSTAKES WINNER: Ella West — St. John’s School, Houston, Texas

Second Place: George Lekowicz — Henry W. Grady HS, Atlanta, Georgia

Third Place: Ananya Kulkarni — Conestoga HS, Berwyn, Pennsylvania

Health, Science and Agricultural Writing

SWEEPSTAKES WINNER: Kathleen Ortiz — Kingwood Park HS, Kingwood, Texas

Second Place: Leah Tan — Carmel HS, Carmel, Indiana

Third Place: Alysa Spiro — McCallum HS, Austin, Texas

Climate and Environment Writing

SWEEPSTAKES WINNER: Julianne Berry-Stoelzle – Iowa City HS, Iowa City, Iowa

Second Place: Archit Kalra – Carmel HS, Carmel, Indiana

Third Place: Emily Rutledge – Bryant HS, Bryant, Arkansas

News Feature Photography

SWEEPSTAKES WINNER: Alex Melton — Bryant HS, Bryant, Arkansas

Second Place: Abigail Weihe — Bryant HS, Bryant, Arkansas

Third Place: Alex Melton — Bryant HS, Bryant, Arkansas

Sports Action Photography

SWEEPSTAKES WINNER: Bella Russo — McCallum HS, Austin, Texas

Second Place: Caleb Melville — McCallum HS, Austin, Texas

Third Place: Mia Paladino — Nixa HS, Nixa, Missouri

Sports Reaction Photography

SWEEPSTAKES WINNER: Jennifer Xia — Northview HS, Johns Creek, Georgia

Second Place: Caleb Melville — McCallum HS, Austin, Texas

Third Place: Rachel Sarff — Blue Valley Northwest HS, Overland Park, Kansas

Photo Illustration

SWEEPSTAKES WINNER: Sarah Golder — Shawnee Mission East HS, Prairie Village, Kansas

Second Place: Nora Hosic — North Kansas City HS, North Kansas City, Missouri

Third Place: Mitri Krishna — Blue Valley Northwest HS, Overland Park, Kansas

Photo Slideshow

SWEEPSTAKES WINNER: Nayeli Brewster — University Preparatory Academy, San Jose, California

Second Place: Paulina Solorzano — Whitney HS, Rocklin, California

Third Place: Staff — McCallum HS, Austin, Texas

Profile Portrait

SWEEPSTAKES WINNER: Sydney Laput — Huntley HS, Huntley, Illinois

Second Place: Sydney Laput — Huntley HS, Huntley, Illinois

Third Place: Soomin Chung — Prosper HS, Prosper, Texas

Editorial Cartoon

SWEEPSTAKES WINNER: Malia Miguel – Redlands East Valley HS – Redlands, California

Second Place: Anna Rachwalski – Henry W. Grady HS, Atlanta, Georgia

Third Place: Erin Liebig – Iowa City HS, Iowa City, Iowa

Informational Graphic

SWEEPSTAKES WINNER: Ishan Madan — University Preparatory Academy, San Jose, California

Second Place: Edward Dong — Carmel HS, Carmel, Indiana

Third Place: Heloise Schep — Sacramento Country Day School, Sacramento, California

News Magazine Front Page Design

SWEEPSTAKES WINNER: Charlie Trent — Blue Valley HS, Overland Park, Kansas

Second Place: Grace Hu — Ladue Horton Watkins HS, St. Louis, Missouri

Third Place: Kaya Javin — Marquette HS, Chesterfield, Missouri

Newspaper Front Page Design

SWEEPSTAKES WINNER: Kathleen Zhang — Troy HS, Fullerton, California

Second Place: Cali Peterson — Munster HS, Munster, Indiana

Third Place: Louisa Stuhec — Washtenaw International School, Ypsilanti, Michigan

Feature Page Design

SWEEPSTAKES WINNER: Sophia Liu – Ladue Horton Watkins HS, St. Louis, Missouri

Second Place: Annika Johnson – Minnehaha Academy, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Third Place: Mia Rice – Blue Valley HS, Overland Park, Kansas

Sports Page Design

SWEEPSTAKES WINNER: Domenic Fenoglio — Ladue Horton Watkins HS, St. Louis, Missouri

Second Place: Zoey Guo, Iowa City West HS, Iowa City, Iowa

Third Place: Aniket Biswal — Carmel HS, Carmel, Indiana

Editorial Page Design

SWEEPSTAKES WINNER: TKC Staff – Kirkwood HS, Kirkwood, Missouri

Second Place: Maya Cornish – Clarke Central HS, Athens, Georgia

Third Place: Sanjana Anand – Sacramento Country Day School, Winter Park, Florida

Video News Package

SWEEPSTAKES WINNER: Roberto Galicia — Shawnee Mission East HS, Prairie Village, Kansas

Second Place: Nina Castro Alves — Gulliver Preparatory Academy, Miami, Florida

Third Place: Matthew Cullen and Walker Watson — Mira Costa HS, Manhattan Beach, California

Video Sports Package

SWEEPSTAKES WINNER: Tosh Klever — Iowa City West HS, Iowa City, Iowa

Second Place: Emily Baldwin — Prosper HS, Prosper, Texas

Third Place: Josh Briscoe — St. Joseph Catholic HS, Madison, Mississippi

Video Features Package

SWEEPSTAKES WINNER: Lawder DeSantis — Shawnee Mission East HS, Prairie Village, Kansas

Second Place: Lucas Figueroa — Gulliver Preparatory Academy, Miami, Florida

Third Place: Tara Woodard — Dos Pueblos HS, Goleta, Florida

Documentary Video

SWEEPSTAKES WINNER: Lance Wilhelm – Fox Chapel Area HS, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Second Place: Liu Yumeng – Pegasus California School, Qingdao, China

Third Place: Hu Tianze, Wu Yifan – Suzhou HS, Jiangsu Province, China

Audio Podcast Single Episode

SWEEPSTAKES WINNER: Elena Hubert, Ava Smith and Kamryn Harty – Henry W. Grady HS, Atlanta, Georgia

Second Place: Tyler Kinzy – Parkway West HS, Ballwin, Missouri

Third Place: Duy Lam – North Kansas City HS, North Kansas City, Missouri

News Show for Web or TV: Single Episode

SWEEPSTAKES WINNER: Eagle Nation News — Prosper HS, Prosper, Texas

Second Place: Bruin News Now Staff — St. Joseph Catholic School, Madison, Mississippi

Third Place: Tolou Shams — Mira Costa HS, Manhattan Beach, California

Honorable Mentions

Organized alphabetically by school name

STUDENT NAME SCHOOL NAME CITY STATE CATEGORY TITLE OR HEADLINE
Noah Glosson Acalanes HS Lafayette CA Column Writing Noah’s Notion
Binti Sohn Acalanes HS Lafayette CA Feature Writing Piecing Together The Broken Reflection
Jamie Lattin Acalanes HS Lafayette CA Feature Writing Lamorinda Responds to Local and National Racism
Madisyn Hudson Adlai Stevenson HS Sterling Heights MI Column Writing Good Hygiene for Only Wealth Wallets
Kayla Rubenstein American Heritage Plantation FL Review Writing Book Review: “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes”
Tori Patton, Angel Brown, Emporess Whitfield, Maryann Matt Azle HS Azle TX Pandemic Coverage – Series The Sting Focuses on Mental Health: A Series
Mizuki Kai Bellaire HS Bellaire TX Pandemic Coverage – Single Students transition to online learning
David Bournat Bellaire HS Bellaire TX Review Writing A rundown of Call of Duty Warzone: the game that got me through the pandemic
Lizzie Allen Bloomington HS South Bloomington IN Sports Feature Writing The Story of South’s Very Own Volleyball Dynamic Duo
Kathryn Case Blue Valley Northwest HS Overland Park KS Feature Writing A Minute’s Influence
Courtney Krebs Blue Valley Northwest HS Overland Park KS News Magazine Front Page Design A Minute’s Influence
Grace Davis Blue Valley Northwest HS Overland Park KS Profile Portrait Art of the Body
Grace Davis Blue Valley Northwest HS Overland Park KS Sports Action Photo The Chase
Abigail Weihe Bryant HS Bryant AR News Feature Photo Pans Banging in Unison
Ashia Walls Bryant HS Bryant AR Sports Action Photo Finishing Her Swing
Carly Lidzy Bryant HS Bryant AR Sports Feature Writing Weight of Responsibility
Carly Lidzy, Emily Rutledge Bryant HS Bryant AR Sports Page Design COVID-19 News Mag Page 8-9
Grace Lee Buena Park HS Buena Park CA Feature Writing The 16-year-old entrepreneur who sells 10,000 slimes each week
Sam Hawkins Carmel HS Carmel IN Column Writing Transition
Emily Sandy Carmel HS Carmel IN Column Writing Respect is my R-Word
Cady Armstrong Carmel HS Carmel IN Editorial Writing Path to Diversity
Leah Tan Carmel HS Carmel IN Feature Writing Feeling Like A Fraud
Edward Dong Carmel HS Carmel IN News Magazine Front Page Design Essential
Cady Armstrong Carmel HS Carmel IN Political Writing Power to the People
Amanda Wong Castro Valley HS Castro Valley CA Editorial Cartoon Day In The Life
Morgan Kasel Cedar Park HS Cedar Park TX Pandemic Coverage – Single From Hands on to Cameras On
Nick Gangewere Cherry Hill HS East Cherry Hill NJ Sports Feature Writing Lynell Payne’s Plan
Audrey Enghauser Clarke Central HS Athens GA In-Depth Reporting: Individual Redress for Linnentown
Samaiyah Ra’aid, Naomi Hendershot, Ireland McCage, Colin Frick Clarke Central HS Athens GA In-Depth Reporting: Team Accepting what’s naturally yours
Luna Reichert Clarke Central HS Athens GA Sports Action Photo Nono Mack Breaks Out
Lilli Sams Clarke Central HS Athens GA Video Feature Package Art: A Second Language
Ben Shapiro, Abbie Preston, Maya Shah, Shreya Vaidhyanathan, Aishi Debroy Conestoga HS Berwyn PA Audio Podcast: Single Episode The “Speak”
Yilin Wang Danna Hall School Wellesley MA Review Writing Finding a “Spark”
Caelan Jones Dominion HS Sterling VA Feature Writing Making a Difference One Desk at a Time
Jack Meltsner East Mecklenburg HS Charlotte NC Column Writing Courtside Commentary: High school atheltic transfers corrupt competition
Lucie Lee Eisenhower HS Shelby TWP, MI Column Writing One hot issue
Kendall Westgate Eisenhower HS Shelby TWP, MI Feature Writing Speak up against inappropriate power
Jessica Majors Freedom Area HS Freedom PA Feature Writing The legacy lives on
Victoria Poliak Gulliver Prep Miami FL Feature Page Design Masked Crusaders
Miranda Rodriguez Gulliver Prep Miami FL Pandemic Coverage – Single No Escape: My Experience with COVID-19
Tanisha Gunby Harvard-Westlake School Studio City CA Feature Writing Foot in the Door
Ma Linkun Hefei No. 8 HS Hefei China Editorial Cartoon Change!!
Bram Mansbach Henry W. Grady HS Atlanta GA Column Writing Nike pushes sport technology to its brink
Dana Richie Henry W. Grady HS Atlanta GA Pandemic Coverage – Single Silver lining: special education adapts to virtual learning
Elena Hubert Henry W. Grady HS Atlanta GA Profile Writing First African-American valedictorian Williams aspires to inspire
Kamryn Harty Henry W. Grady HS Athens GA Sports Feature Writing CrossFit helps teen girls gain confidence
Natalie VonderHeide Huntley HS Huntley IL Feature Writing A Trend Nearly Took His Life
Ruhi Gulati Huntley HS Huntley IL Political Writing Stop Putting Politicians On a Pedestal
Stacie Qin International School of Dongguan Dongguan Feature Writing Activism, “Slacktivism”, or Performative Activism?
Shoshie Hemley Iowa City HS Iowa City IA Climate and Environment Writing Energy Usage at City High
Shoshie Hemley Iowa City HS Iowa City IA News Writing A Different Election
Grace Huang Iowa City West HS Iowa City IA Feature Page Design Clues to Cure the Blues
Maddy Smith Iowa City West HS Iowa City IA Feature Writing Vibe Tribe Custom apparel: Creating a community
Heidi Du, Hanah Kitamoto, Soomin Koh, Maya Chu, Helen Zhang, Fareeha Ahmad Iowa City West HS Iowa City IA Pandemic Coverage – Series Detached
Owen Aanestad Iowa City West HS Iowa City IA Photo Slideshow Trojan football team shuts out Liberty in season opener
Soomin Koh Iowa City West HS Iowa City IA Profile Writing Bonding through Swords
Wang Yiyun Jiangsu Tianyi HS Jiangsu China Photo Illustration Desperate but Firm
Renee Johnson Johnston HS Johnston IA News Feature Photo Yoda, Photo 4
Abby Lehman Johnston HS Johnston IA Photo Slideshow Journey Across Water
Kathleen Ortiz Kingwood Park HS Kingwood TX Pandemic Coverage – Single Alumni adjust to colleges online
Gabby Norman Kingwood Park HS Kingwood TX Pandemic Coverage – Single Worldwide pandemic affects students
Eliza Gonzalez Kingwood Park HS Kingwood TX Sports Reaction Photo Swim Champs
Kiden-Aloyse Smith Kirkwood HS Kirkwood MO Column Writing An ode to historical black colleges and universities
Genevieve Francois Kirkwood HS Kirkwood MO Column Writing Kirkwood, we are the problem
Emma Lingo Kirkwood HS Kirkwood MO Feature Writing Trivia Showdown: Roachez v. The Great Gang
Tom Mueller Kirkwood HS Kirkwood MO Sports Feature Writing Sweet victory: The story of Jay Leeuwenburg
Catherine Leone Klein Oak HS Klein TX Column Writing Halftime Hullabaloo: “Scandalous” show stuns spectators
Grace Hu Ladue Horton Watkins HS St. Louis MO Feature Page Design Swift Stages
Domenic Fenoglio Ladue Horton Watkins HS St. Louis MO Feature Writing Using her voice
Hugh Chan Ladue Horton Watkins HS St. Louis MO Review Writing Hip-Hop Heroes
Kiran Varadarchari Ladue Horton Watkins HS St. Louis MO Sports Feature Writing Girls join Ladue wrestling team
Carter Van Buskirk Marquette HS Chesterfield MO Photo Slideshow Photo Gallery: Black Lives Matter Protest
Tobin Wine McCallum HS Austin TX Column Writing Bogus regulations not fraud disrupts democracy
Kai Kirkham Macias McCallum HS Austin TX Editorial Cartoon Fish Online
Ellen Fox McCallum HS Austin TX Editorial Writing It’s time to back off, not speed ahead
Ellen Fox McCallum HS Austin TX Editorial Writing Hopefully #mindfulAISD is here to stay
Madelynn Niles McCallum HS Austin TX Feature Writing Lozano performs Mozart as Mozart at Mozart’s
Bella Russo McCallum HS Austin TX News Feature Photo Weekend Fire Drill
Evie Barnard McCallum HS Austin TX News Feature Photo Wall of fam
Madelynn Niles McCallum HS Austin TX News Feature Photo Taking a Closer Look
Samantha Powers McCallum HS Austin TX News Writing How to be a mate from miles away
Madelynn Niles McCallum HS Austin TX Pandemic Coverage – Single From the band hall to a COVID-19 hospital unit
Elisha Scott McCallum HS Austin TX Pandemic Coverage – Single Mac alums adapt to year disrupted by COVID-19
Katie Boyle McCallum HS Austin TX Pandemic Coverage – Single Ms. Troy leaves McCallum over safety concerns
Samantha Powers McCallum HS Austin TX Political Writing These Knights are major players on Election Day
Ellen Fox McCallum HS Austin TX Profile Writing Inspired in 2005 to help prospective parents succeed, Moore wrote guide to interracial adoption
Samantha Powers McCallum HS Austin TX Profile Writing These twins have twice the talent
Olivia Capochiano McCallum HS Austin TX Review Writing An informal Capital of Texas taco tour
Risa Darlington-Horta McCallum HS Austin TX Sports Action Photo J.D. Jordan catches his first varsity touchdown
Alice Scott McCallum HS Austin TX Sports Feature Writing Stepping up as leaders
Olivia Capochiano McCallum HS Austin TX Sports Feature Writing While on a break from Mac, Tita works on his ‘steezy kayaking’ with ‘the best people’
Caleb Melville McCallum HS Austin TX Sports Reaction Photo The Knights lock pinkies and face the crowd
Alice Scott McCallum HS Austin TX Video News Package 2020 Election creates generational divide
Tennyson Shultz Minnehaha Academy Minneapolis MN Health, Science and Agriculture Writing Disordered eating impacts ballet community
Karenna Johnson Minnehaha Academy Minneapolis MN News Writing Teachers pivot to online at holidays
Ophelia Klimmek Minnehaha Academy Minneapolis MN Political Writing Local businesses feel stress of Floyd’s death, riots
Maya Hernandez Mira Costa HS Manhattan Beach CA Audio Podcast: Single Episode Diverse Voices: Kamyjah Blackwell
Maya Hernandez Mira Costa HS Manhattan Beach CA Video Feature Package Costa’s Secret History
Jayanti Jha Monta Vista HS Cupertino CA Column Writing Recycle, reduce, reuse BournVita jars
Anthony Young Munster HS Munster IN Feature Page Design Pasta party
Qian Che Nanjing Foreign Language School Nanjing China Audio Podcast: Single Episode Nanjing Massacre
Gracie Schwarz Nixa HS Nixa MO News Writing Debating the protests
Michael Foster North Kansas City HS North Kansas City MO Documentary Video A Northtown Construction Documentary: Remembering the Old and Embracing the New
Robert Morrow North Kansas City HS North Kansas City MO Video Feature Package BSU and MSA Unity Walk Out
Melissa Liu Northview High School Johns Creek GA Informational Graphic Switch to Microsoft Teams
Grace Peng Northview High School Johns Creek GA Informational Graphic Election Runoff
Pathfinder Editorial Board Parkway West HS Ballwin MO Editorial Writing Editorials Showcase: Parkway Board of Education: We are disappointed
Kathryn McAuliffe Parkway West HS Ballwin MO Editorial Writing It’s not just 2020
Zoe DeYoung Parkway West HS Ballwin MO Feature Writing The battle to become a man; four years later
Addie Gleason Parkway West HS Ballwin MO News Writing Student activism takes on a new look through COVID-19
Mira Nalbandian Parkway West HS Ballwin MO Political Writing “This is not America.” Actually, it is.
Kathryn McAuliffe Parkway West HS Ballwin MO Political Writing The student’s guide to the 2020 election
Tyler Kinzy Parkway West HS Ballwin MO Review Writing Childish Gambino’s “3.15.20” speaks to a world in limbo
Emily Moy Pascack Valley HS Hillsdale NJ News Writing High school throughout the country face mascot controversies
Allie Miller Portage Northern HS Portage Mi Feature Writing Still breathing: senior Hailey Funk undergoes lung surgery during a pandemic
Liam Fagan Portage Northern HS Portage MI Profile Writing Class of 2019 grad KBeaZy produced Billboard #1 hit
Gianna Galante Prosper HS Prosper TX Feature Writing Aberdeen ‘rocks’ with mission to bring back classic rock
Gabriella Winans Prosper HS Prosper TX News Writing “Black Panther” star’s passing affects fans, leaves parents with dilemma
Emma Hutchinson Prosper HS Prosper TX Profile Writing SpaceX astronaut’s father sheds light on son’s journey to NASA
Arijit Trivedi Sacramento Country Day School Sacramento CA Editorial Writing Neighbors make unreasonable arguments, but traffic discussion needed
Arjin Claire Sacramento Country Day School Sacramento CA News Writing Thousands of lightning strikes spark hundreds of fires across California
Nihal Gulati Sacramento Country Day School Sacramento CA News Writing Sierra homeowners appeal SCDS increase in building space, enrollment cap due to traffic concerns
Nihal Gulati Sacramento Country Day School Sacramento CA Pandemic Coverage – Single Country Day reacts to coronavirus outbreak; alumna evacuates Beijing
Larkin Barnard-Bahn Sacramento Country Day School Sacramento CA Pandemic Coverage – Single COVID-19 pandemic takes major toll on parent health care workers
Arijit Trivedi Sacramento Country Day School Sacramento CA Review Writing Avatar: The Last Airbender’ is the best TV show you’ll ever see
Liad Machmali Shalhevet HS Los Angeles CA Feature Writing When it comes to Chanukah presents, the ritual is whatever you grew up with
Molly LItvak Shalhevet HS Los Angeles CA News Writing George Floyd protests, both peaceful and violent, reach Shalhevet neighborhoods
Molly Litvak Shalhevet HS Los Angeles CA News Writing Constitution vote, set for Friday, may turn on whether new document gives students more or less influence than original
Katie Orlanski Shalhevet HS Los Angeles CA Pandemic Coverage – Single With memes and TikToks, Teens Lighten the Mood of ‘Corona Break’
Molly Litvak Shalhevet HS Los Angeles CA Pandemic Coverage – Single Exciting, live and ‘weird,’ in-person school re-opens outside in tents
Keira Beller Shalhevet HS Los Angeles CA Political Writing YEAR OF THE YARD SIGN: Election’s conflicts and tensions are playing out on area lawns
Zhang Yifan Shanghai Pinghe School Shanghai China Pandemic Coverage – Single Luxury Boom in China During the Coronavirus
Cesca Stamati Shawnee Mission East HS Prairie Village KS Column Writing Weary of the Webex
Celia Condon Shawnee Mission East HS Prairie Village KS Feature Page Design COVID Crash Course
Winnie Wolf Shawnee Mission East HS Prairie Village KS Feature Writing A Business Proposal
Lauren West Shawnee Mission East HS Prairie Village KS Informational Graphic A Virtual Map of Where the Class of 2020 is headed
Sydney Newton Shawnee Mission East HS Prairie Village KS News Writing CAAnceled
Annabelle Moore Shawnee Mission East HS Prairie Village KS Pandemic Coverage – Single Masked Hero
Annabelle Moore Shawnee Mission East HS Prairie Village KS Pandemic Coverage – Single David Von Drehle
Sophie Henschel Shawnee Mission East HS Prairie Village KS Pandemic Coverage – Single Quaran-zine
Marissa Goodwin Southside HS Fort Smith AR Sports Action Photo Toss up
Abigail Poag St. John’s School Houston TX Feature Writing SJS alum remembers 1946 polio outbreak that prompted School closure
Julia Smith St. John’s School Houston TX News Writing Speak About It promotes consent education
Celine Huang St. John’s School Houston TX Review Writing “Mulan” 2020: What happened to the original plot of the movie?
Russell Li St. John’s School Houston TX Sports Game Coverage Girls’ basketball prepares for rematch against Kinkaid at SPC after buzzer-beating win
Rachel Laposka Starr’s Mill HS Fayetteville GA Review Writing A plea to end the violence
Victoria Feng Stevenson HS Lincolnshire IL Column Writing Beyond Offended
Sophia Ismail Stevenson HS Lincolnshire IL Editorial Cartoon Post and Pickets
Victoria Feng Stevenson HS Lincolnshire IL Sports Feature Writing Females blaze trail
Southwest Shadow Editorial Board SWCTA Las Vegas NV Editorial Writing South Dakota’s Bad Medicine for Transgender Youth
Hanae Furugaki SWCTA Las Vegas NV Review Writing Find your favorite flavor at Ume Tea Shop
Allison McElroy Sycamore HS Cincinnati OH Column Writing Dear Hollywood
Katie Mott Sycamore HS Cincinnati OH Feature Page Design 2020: A Timeline
Andrew Bachrach Trinity Prep Winter Park FL Editorial Page Design Underpaid, Unappreciated, Unprotected
Jack Ververis Trinity Preparatory School Winter Park FL Column Writing Big Tech, Big Consequences
Yifan Lu Trinity Preparatory School Winter Park FL Photo Illustration Golden Cicada Sheds Shell
Akshara Kollu University Preparatory Academy San Jose CA Column Writing Why Indians should stand with the Black Lives Matter movement
Chelsea Nguyen University Preparatory Academy San Jose CA Feature Page Design Focusing on Photography
Janessa Ulug University Preparatory Academy San Jose CA Feature Writing A Night to Remember
Alexandra Rozmarin University Preparatory Academy San Jose C A In-Depth Reporting: Individual Their lives matter, too
Alexandra Rozmarin University Preparatory Academy San Jose CA Pandemic Coverage – Single First UPA student to test positive for COVID-19 reported
Akshara Kollu University Preparatory Academy San Jose CA Profile Writing ‘It kind of sounds like poetry’: Student rapper Young Kristo releases his first album, ‘COLD HEARTED’
Janessa Ulug University Preparatory Academy San Jose CA Profile Writing Lights, Chemistry, Physics!: New teacher Matthew Bourbeau joins the science department
Lucy Hildebrand Wauwatosa West HS Wauwatosa WI Climate and Environment Writing How a Pipeline Impacts our World
Sarah Stanislawski Wauwatosa West HS Wauwatosa WI News Writing Wauwatosa West Students Working at Mayfair Mall Experience Shooting
Mehuli Basu Roy Westlake HS Austin TX Column Writing Student grieves grandma from halfway across world amidst COVID-19
Nora Romman Westlake HS Austin TX Editorial Writing Staff Editorial: We strive to be equitable, but how do we really accomplish that?
Dylan de Valk Whitney HS Rocklin CA Editorial Writing Editorial: For the health of students, teachers and staff, the school board should vote to maintain a hybrid schedule
Georgia Bernbaum Winter Park HS Winter Park FL Column Writing It’s Been Years Since the Sports Bra Went Public, So Why Are We Still being Told to Cover UP?
Zhang Yihan YK Pao School Shanghai China Sports Action Photo Monster in the Water