Boone County High School's 'Rebellion' recognized
The student newspaper of Boone County High School has been recognized for "General Excellence" and seven student journalists won individual awards by the Kentucky High School Journalism Association. Competing in the large school "AAAA" competition, three first-place entries helped propel "The Rebellion" to second in the category of General Excellence.
"It's such a new paper, that I thought it would take a few years to get up to the standards that have been set," said senior and Editor in Chief Charli Lootens.She was on the first staff as a sophomore and she feels the paper has improved by adding new features, viewpoints and topics. That diversity turned out to be a surprising strength.
The first place entries were in the categories of overall Newspaper Design, Page One Design and Illustrations/Graphics. The staff redesigned the paper in the fall and adopted a more complete collection of design elements that senior Kassie Strobel said made the paper "look more professional."
English teacher and Rebellion advisor Lance Melching said it was very fulfilling to see the students recognized publicly for their work.
The school yearbook was also recognized with a second place finish for use of graphics. According to the KHSJA website, 94 schools belong to the KHSJA for the 201-2012 school year.
Anyone interested in purchasing a copy of "The Rebellion" or advertising in a future issue should contact the paper at firstname.lastname@example.org
Summary of Awards: 2nd Place - General Excellence (Newspaper) - Boone County High School 1st Place - Page One Design - Derek Kohlman & Harrison Hall 1st Place - Overall Newspaper Design - Charli Lootens & the Spring 2012 Staff 1st Place - Illustrations/Graphics - Chase Huddleston 2nd Place - Single Page Layout - Brendan Hamilton & Steven Cain 3rd Place - Newswriting - Jessica Duran 3rd Place -Page One Design - Jessica Duran 2nd Place - Use of Graphics (Yearbook) - Boone County High School