The Columbia Scholastic Press Association announced the winners from its 34th Gold Circle Awards program. Gold Circle Awards are offered to recognize superior work by student journalists usually as individuals but sometimes as an entire staff working with either print or online media.This year, these categories attracted 4,166 yearbook and digital media entries, as well as 7,093 print news and magazines entries.
Roars and Whispers, Providence High's Literary Magazine, won the following awards:
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.
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Roars and Whispers is the poetic voice of Providence High School.Whether through the strength of our roars or the softness of our whispers, we will be heard.