The Philadelphia Public School Notebook is glad to announce the winners of the 2012 Student Journalism Awards! Every year the Notebook recognizes and honors the best work of Philadelphia's high school newspaper writers and editors.
This year, 12 high schools entered the competition. The winners will be presented their awards at our annual Turning the Page for Change event on June 12.
Each student will receive a cash prize and an e-tablet, courtesy of our student journalism award partners, AL DIA News and IKEA South Philadelphia. Congratulations to all of our honorees!
- Best Commentary: Emmanuelyne Dargbeh from Academy at Palumbo for “Kony 2012, an African view” in The Griffin Gazette.
- Special citations: Shayla Johnson from Philadelphia Student Union/Overbrook High School for "Cuts that don't heal: Pennsylvania students fight back against budget cuts" in The Union Rep, AND
- Andrea Taylor from Parkway West High School for “Wale makes comeback with second album, Ambition” in Parkway Press.
- Best School News Reporting: Victoria Warren from Maritime Academy Charter School for “The New Fitness Trend: Boot Camp” in The Maritime Wave.
- Special citation: Ayanna Robinson from Science Leadership Academy for “Students Grapple with the Cost of Prom” in SLA Media.
- Best Sports Coverage: Akil Lewis-King from Academy at Palumbo for various sport articles in The Griffin Gazette.
- Best Multimedia Piece: Trevor Wuest from The Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush High School for “What are the benefits of karate?” in Rush Reporting.