High School Newspaper Collects Series of Honors
Byline: Francie Krantz
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The Statesman, Stevenson High School's student newspaper, recently captured a variety of honors.
For the first time, the newspaper not only earned numerous first-place honors, but also received a number of perfect scores and captured four All-Columbian Honors from the New-York based Columbia Scholastic Press Association.
In total, The Statesman garnered 963 points out of a possible 1,000 from the association, for its highest point total. It also received three perfect scores in the areas of business, design and hands-on production.
Another contest that the newspaper did well in was sponsored by Quill and Scroll, an honor society for journalism students. In this competition, The Statesman again received its highest point total, 947 points out of a possible 1,000.
The newspaper also earned a perfect score of 200 in the area of coverage. In response to the newspaper's entries, one Quill and Scroll judge said, "I don't usually find such professional and sensitive newspapers in high schools, and I don't think I've ever been so impressed."
Other prizes The Statesman was awarded include a first place with special merit from the American Scholastic Press Association and an honorable mention from the Northern Illinois Student Press Association in the areas of cartoons, news, reviews and sports. …