As the school year comes to a close, journalism students gathered from across South Florida to attend the Sun Sentinel High School Journalism Awards, held at Archbishop McCarthy High School. By the end of the night, The Lariat staff had received 20 awards for its achievements over the past school year.
Individual writers Sophia Wengier and Kyle Nelson received first place Editorial Writer and Sports Writer, respectively. The publication was awarded first place for its features section, as well as second place for its website and third place for its use of social media. The Lariat came in third place in the Special Project category for the Twitter selfie contest which accompanied the release of its second issue. The Lariat was awarded second place Best Overall.
In addition to the 20 awards earned in judged categories, sophomores Genna Nordling and Abbie Tuschman were named “staffers of the year” for their achievements and contributions to The Lariat. Next year, Nordling and Tuschman will serve as The Lariat’s print and online editors in chief, respectively.
First Place Editorial Writer – Sophia Wengier
Honorable Mention Editorial Writer – Abbie Tuschman
Second Place Features Writer – Casey Chapter
Honorable Mention Features Writer – Kendyl Counts
Honorable Mention Features Writer – Julia Wengier
First Place Sports Writer – Kyle Nelson
Honorable Mention Sports Writer – Hannah Eubanks
Second Place Photographer – Casey Chapter
Honorable Mention Photographer – Ben Milgram
Honorable Mention Entertainment Writer – Daniel Rakower
Honorable Mention Illustrator – Colin Camblin
Honorable Mention Editorial Cartoonist – Colin Camblin
First Place Features Section
Third Place News Section
Honorable Mention Sports Section
Honorable Mention Entertainment Section
Third Place Special Project
Third Place Best Use of Social Media
Second Place Best Website
Second Place Best Overall
Photo by The Lariat