Five Patriot staffers win national Quill and Scroll awards

Megan Battaglia

Newspaper moderator Mark Ionescu presents cartoonist Jenny Yang with the plaque she received for being a Sweepstakes Winner in the Editorial Cartoon category of the Quill and Scroll Awards. All five winners were presented with their awards at the Quill and Scroll induction ceremony on Friday, April 27.

Brianna Glase, Managing Editor

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Five members of the Patriot staff won awards for either stories or pictures from the Quill and Scroll International Honor Society for High School Journalists in their 2012 International Writing/Photo Contest.

There was a total of 3039 entries submitted across the nation in 12 categories.  Out of these, a total of 302 entries were chosen as winners.

Online Chief Grace Kim won in the News Story category for “Senior class officers cancel Senior Variety Show.”

Cartoonist Lauren Friedly won in the Editorial Cartoon category for her cartoon for “Occupy Wall Street lacks viable solutions.”

News Editor Adam Kuester won in the Photography/News Feature category for his photo for “JC hosts annual FIRST LEGO League robotics competition.”

Opinion Editor Scott Novak won in the General Columns category for his column “Brain Droppings: Pro-choice’s time to scream.”

Finally, cartoonist Jenny Yang was a Sweepstakes Winner in the editorial cartoons category for her cartoon for “Pro V. Con: Administration should not have blocked Twitter.”  She was the only Sweepstakes Winner in that category.

 Brianna Glase is a Managing Editor for The Patriot and

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