Welcome to another great year! Editors were busy over the summer attending the Summer Institute at UNC Chapel Hill. Here is a list of the awards announced at the ceremony. Congrats to all our writers and artists!
Overall Magazine Awards
Congratulations to Roars and Whispers for being awarded a Pacemaker by the National Scholastic Press Association. The oldest and most prestigious award in scholastic journalism was awarded to only six magazines at the national journalism convention in San Francisco on April 14th. This is the fourth Pacemaker Award for Roars and Whispers and the first year we have won the Pacemaker and the Gold Crown in the same year!
Congratulations to Seniors Allie Debe, Zoe Knepp and Paige Thomas for being named to the National Scholastic Press Association's Journalism Honor Roll. This achievement recognizes your student journalists for staying focused on a their academic career while balancing the rigors of being active on your media staff for two or more years. Their dedication to scholastic journalism and academic excellence has earned them this prestigious award.
Students are recognized on the website and will be listed in the Best of the High School Press when it is released this spring. http://studentpress.org/nspa/awards/2018hr/
Pictured left to right: Paige Thomas, Zoe Knepp and Allie Debe
Two literary magazine students were awarded national medals from the Scholastic Art and Writing awards.
Cayleigh Brown, junior, Gold Medal, poetry (left)
Zoe Kaperonis, sophomore, Silver Medal, journalism
As a Gold Medalist, Cayleigh will be honored at Carnegie Hall in New York City on June 7, 2018. Cayleigh is also one of only 35 students invited to apply for the National Students Poets Program.
Nearly 350,000 works of art and writing were submitted by students in grades 7–12 this year. Receiving a National Medal places these students within the top 1% of all submissions!Since 1923, the Awards have recognized creative teenagers from across the country. By receiving a Scholastic Art & Writing Awards National Medal, your students join a legacy of celebrated authors and artists including Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Robert Redford, Joyce Carol Oates, and the renowned author and illustrator who will receive our Alumni Achievement Award this year, Marc Brown.
Roars and Whispers was one of only ten magazines in the country honored with a GOLD Crown by Columbia Scholastic Press Association. The award was announced at Columbia University on March 16, 2018. The Crown Awards honor top student publications chosen from CSPA’s members. Crowns are selected for overall excellence in a head-to-head comparison. More than 1,100 publications were eligible this year.
Congratulations to the three literary magazine students who are the winners of the Optimist Essay Contest!
1st Place is Michaela Francis
2nd Place is Charlotte Beck
3rd Place is Bhavana Veeravalli
Students will be honored at a banquet in April, and the first place essay moves on to regional competition. Pictured left to right: Charlotte Beck, Bhavana Veeravalli, Michaela Francis.
Six Literary Magazine students were honored with a total of eight Gold Keys at the Scholastic Regional Writing Awards on Saturday, February 8th at Spirit Square. Their work has moved on to the national writing competition in New York City! Winners will be notified in the spring.
Left to right:
Zoe Kaperonis, sophomore, Gold Key Journalism
Paige Thomas, senior, Gold Key Humor
Cayleigh Brown, junior, two Gold Keys Poetry
Michaela Francis, sophomore, Gold Key Journalism
Gayatri Chopra, junior, Gold Key Journalism
Zoe Knepp, senior, two Gold Keys Flash Fiction and Poetry
All PHS students are encouraged to submit art and photography. Register for Providence LitMag
All PHS students are encouraged to submit writing.
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