Congratulations to Roars and Whispers and individual students who won awards from the NC Scholastic Media Association. These students attended the Journalism Summer Camp in June. Pictured left to right: Allie Debe, Emma Carter, Paige Thomas, Gayatri Chopra, Cayleigh Brown, Zoe Knepp. Additional awards below:
Overall Magazine Awards
Tar Heel Award
Section Awards for Overall Magazine—State Rankings
For the second year in a row, Hannah Magraw, Literary Magazine Copy Editor, has her writing featured on a billboard here in Charlotte! Hannah's work is among 15 pieces of art and writing selected from over 2500 entries in the regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. This is the fourth year that Adams Outdoor Advertising has donated over $20,000 amount of space to showcase this great student work. Hannah's work is featured near 1650 West Morehead Street if you want to go check it out!
Pictured: Hannah Magraw below her billboard.
Hannah Magraw and Katherine Welch, senior editors of the literary magazine, have been named to the National Scholastic Press Association's Journalism Honor Roll. The Honor Roll recognizes students who have achieved a 3.5 or higher grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) and have completed at least two years on staff by the end of this school year. A listing of all inductees into the Honor Roll will be published in the NSPA Best of the High School Press 23.
Emma Carter, a PHS junior and Art Editor for the literary magazine, received the Governor's Award for Writing in Raleigh on April 17, 2017. The First Lady of North Carolina, Kristin Cooper, gave out the awards to students at the Governor's Mansion. Only six students from the state were honored, and Emma was the only student honored for her writing. Pictured: Emma Carter and First Lady Kristin Cooper, and Emma Carter with adviser Marva Hutchinson outside the Governor's Mansion.
Katherine Welch, literary magazine senior editor, was awarded a $2,500 scholarship for winning the district level in the Optimist essay contest based on a theme of "Chasing Optimism in the Face of Challenges." The essay will be sent to the international level to be judged along with winners from other Optimist districts.
The National Scholastic Press Association named Roars and Whispers a Pacemaker Winner at the spring National High School Journalism Convention in Seattle, Washington. The Pacemaker is the oldest and most prestigious award in scholastic journalism. Only seven schools received this honor. Roars and Whispers has won the award three times and has been named a finalist six times.
We are pleased to announce that the following Literary Magazine students have earned National Silver Medals in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2017.
Remy Lucien, senior
Hannah Magraw, senior
These students have been identified by panels of creative professionals as the most talented young artists and writers in the nation. This year, more than 330,000 works of art and writing were submitted. Only the top 1% were recognized at the national level. Congratulations once again on your school’s success in the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards!
Roars and Whispers has been named a Pacemaker finalist for the sixth time. The National Scholastic Press Association has recognized only 15 magazines as finalists in the 2016 Magazine Pacemaker competition.
“The Pacemaker is the association’s preeminent award and is often called the Pulitzer Prize of scholastic media,” said Laura Widmer, executive director. “NSPA is honored to recognize the best of the best.”
The Pacemaker has been awarded since 1927.
Winners will be announced at the National Journalism Convention in Seattle on Saturday, April 11th.
The following are winners of the Essay Contest:
1st Place Katherine Welch
2nd Place Mayuri Dongre
3rd Place Zoe Knepp
The winner receives $100 and moves on to regional competition. The runners-up each receive awards of $50.
Pictured left to right Zoe Knepp, Mayuri Dongre, Katherine Welch
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All PHS students are encouraged to submit writing.
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