IHS student newspaper, literary magazine win state awards!

IHS student newspaper, literary magazine win state press awards!
Posted on 10/30/2018

Students pictured at Syracuse University.
















Irondequoit High School's student newspaper, Rodequoit, and its literary magazine, Chickenscratch, along with several students, have earned top awards from the Empire State Scholastic Press Association.

IHS students from Mr. Kunz's journalism class and the newspaper and magazine received the honors on Friday at Syracuse University. They also attended classes ranging from editorial leadership, design, writing, photojournalism and reporting, all taught by professionals in the field. Earning multiple honors were Mary Rand, Owen Boice, Libby Bell and Fiona Mulrooney for Rodequoit and Louisa Weldy and Emily Sandford for Chickenscratch.

Here's the full list of winners: 

For Rodequoit ... 

GOLD AWARDS
Rodequoit – Overall – Highest Achievement
Mary Rand – News Writing
Rachel Yovanovich – Editorial Writing
Max McHale – Editorial Page
Ben Christensen – Editorial Writing

SILVER AWARDS
Fiona Mulrooney – Personality or Interview story
Owen Boice – News Writing
Libby Bell – Feature Writing
Mary Rand – Editorial Writing
Mary Rand – Editorial Writing

BRONZE AWARD
Fiona Mulrooney – Editorial Writing

HONORABLE MENTION
Libby Bell
– Feature Writing
Khadija Muhammadi – Editorial Writing
Mary Rand and Owen Boice – Front Page Design Portfolio

For Chickenscratch ...

GOLD AWARDS
Chickenscratch – Overall – Highest Achievement
Louisa Weldy – Cover Design
Louisa Weldy – Photograph
Kaitlynn Brach – Artwork/illustration

SILVER AWARDS
Paige Groh – Photograph
Tanner Pioch – Photograph

BRONZE AWARDS
Emily Northrup – Artwork/Illustration
Emily Sandford – Fiction
Emily Sandford - Fiction
Ainsley Owens – Photograph
Corrine Cummings – Photograph
Lauren Day – Photograph

HONORABLE MENTION
Asher Hitchcock – Artwork/Illustration
Elizabeth Smith – Artwork/Illustration
Ashley Roffman – Poetry
Anna Aintablian – Photograph
Lia DeFranco – Photograph
Torrie Smithoover – Photograph