News publications from local school students win state awards


Student news publications from three local schools won multiple honors at the Georgia Scholastic Press Association Spring Awards, the winners of which were announced on April 21.

Among the laureates, Pace Academy’s Knightly News won the first “All-Georgia” award for best newspaper.

The oracle at North Springs High School has received several honors in critical columns and reviews. And The C&G at the Episcopal School of Holy Innocents won the All-State Honor for Information Graphics.

The GSPA, based at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Georgia, hosts the competition annually. All of the local schools competed in the Newspapers, News Magazines and News Websites category. “Superior” is an award category for finalists.

The full list of local winners included:

Episcopal School of the Holy Innocents, the C&G

Commentary, Superior: “What about fairness?” by Zak Kerr

Feature Profile, Top: “The Wonderful Tale of Thomas Barbershop” by Alex Newberg

General excellence, superior, news magazine

Info graphic, All-Georgia: “Immunize Wise” by Maddie Poch

North Springs High School, The Oracle

Columnist, All-Georgia: “Musicology Corner” by Veronica Kogan

Column Editing, Superior: “Cummiskey’s Corner” by Nelson Cummiskey

Chronicle writing, superior: “It’s okay not to be well” by Saaniah Hardy

Critical Review, Superior: “Justice League: An Injustice to the Comics” by Isaac Linnen

News site, excellent

Pace Academy, The Knightly News

Critical Review, All-Georgia: “Winter Showcase Captivates Audiences” by Darren Rosing

Double Truck Layout / Design, All of Georgia: “The 2020 Election” by Kathryn Hood

Featured Profile, Senior: “Spotlight on Professors’ Passion Project: Let America Be America Again” by Darren Rosing

General excellence, newspaper, superior

General Excellence, News Website, Small School Winner

Illustration, upper: “Gifted Kid” by Kathryn Hood

Journal, All-Georgia

News Story, Senior: “Pace Hosts First-Ever TEDx Lecture” by Megan Hardesty


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