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The Patriot’s Awards

2017-2018

Gold Circle Awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association:

From the Baltimore Student Media contest:

All-American Rating for the print edition from the National Scholastic Press Association with five marks of distinction.

2016-2017

2017 Online Pacemaker Award from the National Scholastic Press Association

Silver Crown Award, Hybrid Publication from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association

2017 Distinguished Site from School Newspapers Online

Third Place in Design of the Year from the National Scholastic Press Association:

Gold Circle Awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association:

  • 3rd Place Editorial writing, Print – Will Bolton and Caroline Cooney, “Islam deserves understanding,” The Patriot, John Carroll School, Bel Air, MD
  • 2nd Place Newsmagazine Cover, Print – Mitch Hopkins, “The Gun Issue,” The Patriot, John Carroll School, Bel Air, MD
  • 3rd Place Sports Page Design, Print – Grant Sharretts, “Getting to the Next Level,” The Patriot, John Carroll School, Bel Air, MD
  • Certificate of Merit Design Portfolio of Work, Print – Claire Grunewald and Mitchell Hopkins, The Patriot, The John Carroll School, Bel Air, MD
  • Certificate of Merit for Sports Writing, Digital – Kishan Patel, “Nigerian International Student’s One Shot at Success”
  • 1st Place General Feature, Digital – Kishan Patel, Will Bolton, Pia Scotto, Claire Grunewald, Katie Sullivan,  “Faces of the Holocaust”
  • Certificate of Merit for Single Spot News Photograph, Digital – Claire Grunewald, “Two Deputies Killed in Local Shooting”
  • 2nd Place for Informational Graphics, Digital – Grace Mottley, “Flex Program Expands”

Quill and Scroll International Writing and Photo Contest:

  • Mitchell Hopkins – National Winner for Cover/Front Page Design – “Stripping Away Silence”
  • Lauren Becker – National Winner for Health/Agriculture Writing – “Bees’ Last Buzz”

From the Baltimore Student Media contest:

Youth Journalism International Awards

Quill and Scroll Scholarship Winner 2017: Caroline Cooney, Editor in Chief

Runner Up, MDDC Michael S. Powell High School Journalist of the Year 2017: Caroline Cooney, Editor in Chief

International 1st Place Award from the Quill and Scroll News Media Evaluation.

All-American Rating for the print edition from the National Scholastic Press Association with five out of five marks of distinction.

First Class Rating for the online edition from the National Scholastic Press Association.

2015-2016

Columbia Scholastic Press Association Silver Crown, Hybrid Publication

SNO Distinguished Site for 2016 

Digital Gold Circle awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press:

Quill and Scroll International Writing and Photo Contest:

Youth Journalism International Awards

From the Baltimore Student Media contest:

  • 2nd Place (tie) – Best Overall Print Publication
  • 1st Place – Best Overall Web Publication
  • 1st Place – Best Arts/Feature Story
  • 2nd Place – Best Sports Feature
  • 1st Place – Best Sports Photo
  • 3rd Place – Best Informational Illustration
  • 1st Place – Best Use of Social Media
  • 2nd Place – Best Video

Finalist for Multimedia Sports Story of the Year from National Scholastic Press Association:

All-American Rating for the print edition from the National Scholastic Press Association with five out of five marks of distinction.

Gold Medalist for the print and digital editions from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association with All-Columbian honors.

International 1st Place Award from the Quill and Scroll News Media Evaluation.

2014-2015

Columbia Scholastic Press Association Silver Crown, Hybrid Publication

SNO Distinguished Site 

Six awards in the Quill and Scroll 2015 International Writing and Photo Contest:

Five Gold Circle awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press:

  • First Place in hand drawn art/illustration or digital media for Madison Meyer for “Patriot Debate: U.S. Involvement in Foreign Affairs”
  • First Place in sports commentary for digital media for Kaley Martin for “Con: College Admissions Provide Athletes with Unfair Advantage”
  • Second Place in in-depth/feature story for digital media for Madison Meyer for “Evaluating the Homework Load”
  • Certificate of Merit in sidebar writing for Eleanor Werneke for “Bel Air Protests Produce Minimal Turnout”
  • Certificate of Merit for headline typography for Lauren Glase for “Blend It Up”

From the Baltimore Student Media contest:

  • Best Overall Publication: 1st place – The Patriot – John Carroll HS
  • Best Overall Website: 2nd place (TIE) – The Patriot – John Carroll HS
  • Best Arts/Features Story: 2nd place – Nicole Arrison & Madison Meyer, The Patriot, John Carroll HS
  • Best Sports Feature: 1st place – Nicole Arrison, The Patriot, John Carroll HS
  • Best Page 1 Design: 1st place – The Patriot, John Carroll HS
  • Best Informational Illustration: 1st place – The Patriot, John Carroll HS

All-American Rating for the online edition from the National Scholastic Press Association with five out of five marks of distinction.

All-American Rating for the print edition from the National Scholastic Press Association with five out of five marks of distinction.

Gold Medalist for the print and digital editions from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association with All-Columbian honors.

International 1st Place Award from the Quill and Scroll News Media Evaluation.

2013-2014 

Baltimore Student Media – 2nd place for Best Overall Publication

Four Gold Circle award winners from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association:

  • General or Humor Commentary – CM. Rachel Amrhein, “Strict Dating Rules Break Hearts”
  • News Page Design – CM. Lauren Glase, “New Macs Diversity Laptop Options”
  • News Writing – 1st Place Kailey Tracy, “Question 6 Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage in Maryland”
  • Personal Opinion, On-Campus Issues – CM. Martha Shick, “Abortion Protesters Schooled by JC students”

Two awards in the Quill and Scroll International Writing and Photo Contest:

  • News Writing – Kathy Deaver
  • Sports Writing – Kathy Deaver

National Scholastic Press Association: All-American Rating with four marks of distinction

Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Medalist Certificate

2012-2013 

Columbia Scholastic Press Association Silver Crown, Hybrid Publication

Three individual awards in the Youth Journalism International annual awards:

  • Features, Individual – 1st Place Lauren Fabiszak for “Xavia”
  • Music Reviews – HM Lauren Fabiszak for “Justin Bieber’s ‘Believe’ Tour Displays Pop Star’s Lasting Charm.”
  • Sports News – HM Meredith Haggerty for “Wrapping Up: Knowing the Risks of Sports Injuries Can Make or Break An Athlete’s Career”

Eight Gold Circle  award winners from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association:

  • Photo Illustration – CM Bryan Doherty and Martha Schick, “The shadow of tragedy”
  • Editorial Writing – 1st Place Staff, “The Patriot Perspective: Administrative spending downsized by small problems”
  • Editorial Writing – 3rd Place Staff, “The Patriot Perspective: Summer reading day riddled with imperfections”
  • Personal Opinion: Off-Campus Issues – CM Rebecca Driver, “9/11 should be revered as a day of service”
  • First Person Experience – 2nd Place Ashley Beyer, “Junior learns valuable lessons through Friend-to-Friend program”
  • Non-fiction Interview – CM Ashley Beyer, “I cut myself”
  • Single Sports Photograph – 3rd Place Shannon Vinton, “Top Story – Soccer”
  • Art/illustration Hand-drawn – 3rd Place Brynly Wilson, “Pro v. con (Pro) online”

Six individual awards in the Quill and Scroll International Writing and Photo Contest:

  • Sweepstakes Winner for Photo Illustration – Martha Schick
  • In-Depth Team – Hope Kelly,  Lauren Fabiszak, Meredith Haggerty
  • Infographics – Martha Schick
  • News Writing – Meredith Haggerty

National Scholastic Press Association: All-American Rating, print edition

2011-2012 

National Scholastic Press Association: All-American Rating

Maryland High School Journalism Contest Committee: Best Online Student Newspaper Award

Columbia Scholastic Press Association Evaluation: Gold Medalist with All-Columbian in all categories

Four individual awards in the Youth Journalism International annual awards:

  • Youth Journalism International Educator of the Year – Mark Ionescu
  • Opinion Column – 1st Place Scott Novak, “Pro-choice’s time to scream”
  • Sports News – HM  Kailey Tracy, “Men’s volleyball remains optimistic”
  • Theater Reviews – HM Grace Kim for “New Sherlock Holmes film kicks it up a notch”
  • General Reviews – HM for Grace Kim for “Bertucci’s serves mediocre pasta”

Twelve individual Gold Circle award winners from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association:

  • News Writing – 1st Place Grace Kim, “Academic team wins televised competition”
  • News Feature – CM Martha Schick, “Respect life club remains silent to protest abortion”
  • Editorial Writing –  1st Place Staff, “Administrative decision on prom drinking causes concern”
  • Personal Opinion: On-Campus Issues – 1st Place Scott Novak, “Pro-choice’s time to scream”
  • Personal Opinion: On-Campus Issues – 3rd Place Scott Novak, “Bullied teen’s suicide invokes powerful reaction”
  • First Person Experience – CM Grace Kim, “Senior helps at Haitian orphanage”
  • First Person Experience – CM Stephanie Meadowcroft, “Senior races in Baltimore Half-marathon”
  • Sports News – 2nd Place Stephanie Laird, “Miller brings home national title for first time in JC history”
  • Sports News – CM Jenny Hottle and Kristin Marzullo, “Patriots come close to defeating No. 3 Mustangs”
  • Sports Features – 3rd Place Kailey Tracy, “Men’s volleyball remains optimistic”
  • Sports Features – CM Miranda Ripken, “Alumnus earns ESPN top play”
  • Editorial Cartoons – 1st Place Lauren Friedly, “Naviance”

Two awards in the Quill and Scroll International Writing and Photo Contest:

  • Sweepstakes Winner for Editorial Cartoon – Jenny Yang
  • News Story – Grace Kim
  • Editorial Cartoon – Lauren Friedly
  • News Photo – Adam Kuester
  • General Columns – Scott Novak

2010-2011 

Columbia Scholastic Press Association: Gold Crown Award, online edition

National Scholastic Press Association: All-American Rating, print edition

National Scholastic Press Association: Pacemaker Finalist, print edition

Five individual awards in the Youth Journalism International annual awards:

2009-2010

Four Gold Circle award winners from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association:

  • Art/illustration: Hand-drawn two or more colors – CM for Ryan Selvy, “Collab illustration of artists”
  • Informational graphics: Two or more colors – 1st Place for Ryan Selvy, “Cheating graphs”
  • Sports page design – 3rd Place for Rachel Kokoska, “Page 20”
  • Photo Layout Portfolio of Work – CM for Katie Doherty

National Scholastic Press Association: Pacemaker Finalist, online edition

Columbia Scholastic Press Association: Silver Crown Award, online edition

National Scholastic Press Association: Pacemaker finalist, print edition

Quill and Scroll:  George H. Gallup Award, print edition

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