Publications receive awards at convention


Nearly 4,000 students gathered at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis to go to an awards ceremony at the JEA/NSPA convention. Jake Liker ’17 placed first in the multimedia sports category for his story “Cassius Stanley: Smooth Operator.” Credit: Lucas Gelfond/Chronicle

Emory Kim

The Chronicle won seventh place Best of Show in the “Newspaper Broadsheet” category and sixth place Best of Show in the “Publication Website Small School” category at the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association High School Journalism Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. Nov. 13.

The middle school news magazine The Spectrum won second place for the junior high newspaper division.

Additionally, Vox Populi came in 10th place for in the “Yearbook 289-336 Pages” category for last year’s yearbook.

Several Chronicle staffers won individual awards. Jake Liker ’17 and Joe Levin ’17 won first place and third place, respectively, for “Multimedia Story of the Year.” Pavan Tauh’s ’18 photo of Jon Nelson ’16 received second place for “Feature Photo of the Year,” and Vivian Lin’s ’16 illustration for the article “Attacking Behind a Screen” placed third in the illustration category.

“I’m glad we’ve been very consistent in winning these awards, but I hope we improve further throughout the year,” Chronicle Editor-in-Chief Sammi Handler ’17 said. “I’m very proud of our paper and what we have done.”

Chronicle adviser Jim Burns, Spectrum adviser Steve Chae, Library and Technology and World Languages teacher Jeannette Rodriguez, English teacher Michael Chavez and Communications teacher and yearbook adviser Max Tash accompanied the 25 publication students to Indianapolis.

“Our staff works incredibly hard to produce each issue, and I cannot be happier with how it turned out,” Chronicle Editor-in-Chief Jesse Nadel ’17 said. “I think our winning seventh place in the competition really shows our work.”