Students Bring Home Publication Awards

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Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS)

Yearbooks, newspapers, and magazines capture the heart and spirit of their schools and are prized keepsakes at year-end. Their importance grows when they have garnered awards for their schools and the journalists, authors, and graphic designers whose passion for creativity is unrelenting—and who learn important skills along the way.

PWCS students earned seven awards in this year’s American Scholastic Press Association (ASPA) publication championship for their outstanding work.

In the Yearbook Division, “The Lynx” staff and advisor Briana O’Connor of Battlefield High School were awarded first place.

In the Magazine Division, PWCS earned four awards. Forest Park High School’s magazine “Ursa Major,” led by Laura Dowling, received first place with special merit. Woodbridge High School’s magazine “Eddas,” with Cathy Hailey as the advisor and Battlefield High School’s “Inside 15000” and “Vox Populi,” with Jared Bridges as the advisor, received first place awards.

In the Scholastic Magazine Special Category Awards, two awards were received by PWCS. Most Outstanding High School Literary Art Magazine was given to “Ursa Major” at Forest Park High School. Outstanding Story was presented to Woodbridge High School’s “Eddas”.

The ASPA rates student-produced publications based on a point system of the students’ submitted work. Newspapers, magazines, news magazines, online news, broadcasts and yearbooks are evaluated, and the very best earn first place with special merit, first, second, or third place awards. Congratulations to all the PWCS winners!


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