AAPS Good News – Week of November 16

Community High School Students Win National Awards

Community High School journalism students have recently won national awards for their work during the 2019-2020 school year. 

Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Circle Awards

Personal opinion: Off-campus issues: Tai Tworek, “Gauging the Gaps”

Typography: Tai Tworek, “Black Youth Experience” 

Sports Page Design: Mia Goldstein, “Odd One Out”

Single Subject Feature Package:  Staff, “Identity,” The Communicator

National Scholastic Press Association Awards

Pacemaker Finalist: The Communicator Magazine Staff

Interactive Graphic: Mori Ono

Design for Illustration: Noah Bernstein

Design for Feature Page/Spread: Zoe Buhalis

Design for Feature Page/Spread: Ella Rosewarne

Climate Change Reporting: The Communicator Staff

Social Justice Reporting: Mori OnoNSPA 

Portfolio Finalist for Writer of the Year: Tai Tworek 

In addition, Mori Ono was featured in an article about Infographics in the magazine,“Communication: Journalism Education Today.”

Clague Teacher Selected for National History Day Program

Ms. Karma Nordstrom, a teacher at Clague Middle School, was selected as one of only 58 teachers to participate in the National History Day fall professional development program. This program focuses on using online Library of Congress primary and secondary sources to develop and support student research skills and is a feature of National History Day’s membership in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Consortium.

For several months, Ms. Nordstrom will collaborate with her peers around the country and National History Day staff to build knowledge for teaching with primary sources. Upon completing the program, she will have demonstrated the ability to pair Library of Congress resources with active learning strategies to inspire, engage and support her students. The crucial skills she is learning and honing over the course of this program will benefit her students for many years to come.

Huron High School Students Named Finalists

Huron journalism students have recently been recognized by the National Scholastic Press Association Awards for their work on the Huron Emery.

National Scholastic Press Association Portfolio Finalists

Writer of the Year: Julie Heng, Former Emery Editor-in-Chief

Photojournalist of the Year: Emery Editor-in-Chief Maya Kogulan

Marketer of the Year: Managing Editor Mishal Charania

National Scholastic Press Association Individual Award Finalists

Best Use of Social Media: Mishal Charania

National Scholastic Press Association Digital Story of the Year Finalists

Interactive Graphic: Former writers Daniel Hou and Ben Zhao

Community High School Food Drive

Every fall, Community High School students join together to raise funds to help our neighbors experiencing food insecurity.  This year they have already raised $30,000 for Food Gatherers and have a generous matching pledge from the Harold and Kay Peplau Family Fund for up to $50,000. Community students have been raising money for Food Gatherers since 2009, and this is one of the top fundraisers across the country for high schools.  Community Forum leaders have taken the lead with this fundraiser and worked hard with their students to both raise money and awareness about food needs in our county. 

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