Members of The Patriot win awards

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Members of the 2016-2017 Patriot Staff pose together for a picture during the Quill and Scroll Honors Society induction ceremony on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. The Baltimore Student Media contest, the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, and the National Scholastic Press Association recognized individual staff members as well as the entire staff for their work on last year's paper.

Former and current members of the Patriot Staff have been named as recipients of multiple awards from the Baltimore Student Media contest. They received first place for Best Overall Print Publication and second for Best Overall Web Publication. For the front page of the March 2017 edition, the Baltimore Student Media contest awarded the staff with second place for Best Page 1 Design.  The Patriot Staff was also recognized by the Columbia Scholastic press Association.  

Former Sports Editor Emily Stancliff, class of ‘17, received a Gold Circle Award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. She was awarded first place for Sports Page Design for page 16 of the April 2017 edition, titled “Playing with a Purpose.” Stancliff also received recognition for that story from the Baltimore Student Media contest, placing first in the Best Sports Feature category.

Also in the Best Sports Feature category, former Editor in Chief Caroline Cooney, class of ‘17, and current co-Editor in Chief Alyssa Kraus placed third for “Memorial Game pays tribute to Josh Hamer.” “I’m really happy that the story won an award. Although our community lost Josh so unexpectedly, we were able to come together and support everyone who was struggling. Everything that the community did to honor Josh was truly amazing, and I’m glad that I was able to be a part of it all,” Cooney said.

Another past Sports Editor, Christina Giovanazi, class of ‘17, also received an award from the Baltimore Student Media contest. Giovanazi received second place in the category of News or Sports Photo for her picture of senior Ashlee Kothenbeutel performing at the high jump during a track meet.

Current senior and Entertainment Editor Anna Sullivan and former Perspectives Editor Allie Taylor, class of ‘17, received second place in the Best Video category for “Powwow benefits St. Labre Indian School” from the Baltimore Student Media contest as well. “I was really surprised but it was nice to see that all of our hard work paid off,” Sullivan said.

Grace Mottley, class of ‘17, received recognition for her work on the infographic, Women in Government,” and was awarded first place for Best Infographic from the Baltimore Student Media contest.

As a whole, The Patriot Staff also received an All-American Rating for the print edition during the 2016-2017 school year from the National Scholastic Press Association with five marks of distinction.

Lauren Becker is the Media Chief for The Patriot and jcpatriot.com.