Kerr publications win awards at state competition

Awards

Some of the medals earned by Kerr journalism students.

Safari yearbook and Kerronicle newspaper took home over 50 awards this weekend at the Interscholastic League Press Conference spring convention.

The event, hosted by the University of Texas at Austin, includes workshops, on-site contests, and presentation of the Individual Achievement Awards for photos, stories and designs published in newspapers and yearbooks.

In the print newspaper 4A-1 division, Kerronicle earned 22 IAAs, including the following:

  • first place in student art for Ayesha Malik;
  • first place in headlines for the staff;
  • first place in editorial cartoon for Tuong Phi Le;
  • second place in personal opinion column for Nadia Zulfa;
  • second place in general news photo for Durand Nguyen;
  • third place in editorial writing for Huy Phil Pham;
  • third place in photo story for Aja Bryant, Alyssa Andeverde and Durand Nguyen;
  • third place in in-depth news feature story for Jason Nguyen;
  • third place in in-depth news feature package for Joanna Arias, Tuong Phi Le, Jesus Escobar, Tracey Le and Kelli Chow;
  • third place in double-truck design for Arias;
  • third place in editorial cartoon for Tuong Phi Le;
  • third place in captions for Bryant, D. Nguyen and Andeverde;
  • third place in feature photo for Emily Tran;
  • honorable mention in newswriting for Andeverde and Tracey Le;
  • honorable mention in sports feature for Tuong Phi Le;
  • honorable mention in sports feature for Hadiqa Memon;
  • honorable mention in entertainment review for Jason Nguyen;
  • honorable mention in in-depth news feature story for Pham;
  • honorable mention in portrait for Bryant;
  • honorable mention in page one design for Phat Pham;
  • honorable mention in feature photo for Bryant.

In the online newspaper 4A division, Kerronicle earned 14 awards, including the following:

  • first place in entertainment review for Bryant;
  • first place in entertainment feature for Zulfa;
  • first place in in-depth news feature for Rao Khan and Jason Nguyen;
  • first place in cartoon for Tuong Phi Le;
  • second place in news feature for Tuong Phi Le;
  • second place in feature writing for Tuong Phi Le;
  • second place in computer art for Memon;
  • second place in captions for Bryant and Andeverde;
  • third place in photo story for Bryant, D. Nguyen and Andeverde;
  • third place in multimedia presentation for Rebecca Negri;
  • third place in feature photo for Chow;
  • third place in general news photo for Tracey Le;
  • third place in headlines for the staff;
  • honorable mention in entertainment review for Jason Nguyen.

In the 2011 yearbook 4A-1 division, Safari staffers earned 13 IAAs:

  • first place in club spread for Meera Norton, Sheryl Castilan and Andrea Nguyen;
  • second place in student life spread for Malik, Norton, Karla Montiel and Maithy Tran;
  • second place in club spread for Tran, Sue Tecson and Sara Mostafiz;
  • third place in captions for the staff;
  • third place in general interest spread for Norton and Cindy Cheema;
  • third place in student life spread for Afolabi Olatunji-Ojo and Montiel;
  • third place in club/organization feature story for Castilan;
  • honorable mention in student life photo for Christina Huynh;
  • honorable mention in sports feature photo for Jessica Huynh;
  • honorable mention in student life feature story for Tran;
  • honorable mention in class section spread for Olatunji-Ojo, Norton and Mehreen Basit;
  • honorable mention in general interest spread for Castilan, Christina Huynh, Mostafiz and Stephanie Ho;
  • honorable mention in index spread for Olatunji-Ojo and Marlene Sanchez.

In the current yearbook (2012) 4A-1 competition, Safari brought home IAAs in four out of five categories:

  • third place in student life spread for Norton, Fredy Lopez and Samantha Sbeiti;
  • third place in sports spread for Lopez, Sbeiti, Negri, Cindy Lei and Irene Islam;
  • honorable mention in academic spread for Tecson, Lei and Sarah Bungay;
  • honorable mention in club spread for Tecson, Lopez and Bungay.

The publications will receive the overall newspaper and yearbook ratings at Sunday’s awards ceremony.

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