News Release


June 4, 2008

North Kingstown High School and Deering Middle School repeat as scholastic journalism champions

PROVIDENCE R.I. - The Current Wave, the student newspaper of North Kingstown High School, recently took first place for the fifth consecutive year in the best newspaper category of the 24th Annual Providence Journal Scholastic Journalism Critique & Competition. Taking top honors for the third straight year in the Middle/Junior High School Division was the student newspaper of West Warwick's John F. Deering Middle School, For Your Information.

A professional and academic panel of journalists and photographers from The Providence Journal and the University Of Rhode Island Department of Journalism judged more than 70 individual student entries in photography, writing and illustration.

Individual student winners and winning newspaper staffs received trophies and professional critiques of their work.

To hear commentary from some of the student journalists, go to projo.com/sja

Here is a complete list of winners:

HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION

Best High School Newspaper Category

Winner

North Kingstown High School

The Current Wave

1st Runner-up

Westerly High School

The Barker

2nd Runner-up

Portsmouth Abbey School

The Beacon

3rd Runner-up

High School Newspaper

South Kingstown High School

The Rebellion

Editorial/Opinion

Writing Category

1st Place

MARISA EDMONDS

Portsmouth Abbey School

The Beacon

2nd Place

LILLIAN MATHEWS

South Kingstown High School

The Rebellion

3rd Place

JOHN BRODEUR

Westerly High School

The Barker

News Story Category

1st Place

KERRI SHEEHAN

Westerly High School

The Barker

2nd Place

CHLOE ROBITAILLE

North Kingstown High School

The Current Wave

3rd Place

LAUREN PANNONE

Cranston High School West

The West Wind

In-Depth Reporting Category

1st Place

LILLIAN MATHEWS

South Kingstown High School

The Rebellion

2nd Place

SARA MUNDA

Portsmouth Abbey School

The Beacon

3rd Place

LAUREN MOJKOWSKI

Cranston High School West

The West Wind

Feature Story Category

1st Place

ALEX ISSA

North Kingstown High School

The Current Wave

2nd Place

KATHARINE SEDIVY-HALEY

St. Mary Academy Bay View

The View

3rd Place

KATHRYN YAO

Portsmouth Abbey School

The Beacon

Sports Story Category

1st Place

TIM REISS

South Kingstown High School

The Rebellion

2nd Place

EMILY VYSE

Westerly High School

The Barker

3rd Place

QUENT DICKMANN

Portsmouth Abbey School

The Beacon

Illustration/Comic/Editorial Cartoon Category

1st Place

CHRIS ANDREWS

Portsmouth High School

The Patriot Ledger

2nd Place

MATTHEW BERRY

North Kingstown High School

The Current Wave

3rd Place

SARA POLLARD

Cranston High School West

The West Wind

Photojournalism Category

1st Place

LAURA JONES

South Kingstown High School

The Rebellion

2nd Place

KRISTIN ORABONE

Cranston High School West

The West Wind

3rd Place

JORDANA GAINES

St. Mary Academy Bay View

The View

MIDDLE/JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION

Best Middle/Junior High Newspaper Category

Winner

John F. Deering Middle School

For Your Information

1st Runner-up

Nicholas A. Ferri Middle School

Jaguar Journal

2nd Runner-up

Riverside Middle School

The Viking Press

3rd Runner-up

Blessed Sacrament School

The Mustard Seed

Writing Category

1st Place

MONICA WIANT

Blessed Sacrament School

The Mustard Seed

2nd Place

JESSICA DEBURGO

John F. Deering Middle School

For Your Information

3rd Place

SAMANTHA KEENAN

Nicholas A. Ferri Middle School

Jaguar Journal

Illustration/Comic/Editorial Cartoon Category

1st Place

DANIEL FIGUEROA

Nicholas A. Ferri Middle School

Jaguar Journal

2nd Place

ANDREW BUTLER

Riverside Middle School

The Viking Press

3rd Place

CHLO GHERARDI

Blessed Sacrament School

The Mustard Seed

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